About Us

Providing leadership for the orderly and responsible development of Alberta's natural resources.

An impressive past, a responsible future

The Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR), originally founded in 1936 as the Alberta and Northwest Chamber of Mines, is a member-driven organization involved in resource development in Alberta. ACR members include mining, energy, forestry, pipelines, power generation, utilities, minerals, transportation and construction sector companies – those that create resource-based products and that provide the diverse infrastructure, products and services essential to resource development. Among Canadian and international resource industry organizations, ACR is unique in its focus on Alberta; in bringing together companies across sectors and functions, as well as creating space for communication and collaboration among the members and between resource companies and development stakeholders.

Vision

Alberta’s diverse resource sector is understood, valued and successful.

Mission

ACR provides cross-sector leadership for the strategic and responsible development of Alberta’s natural resources.

Shared Beliefs

The ACR and our members believe in:

  1. An approach that considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of resource development.
  2. Co-operation and collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, respecting their diverse viewpoints.
  3. Developing solutions to address issues that are critical to Alberta’s natural resources.

The focus of ACR is cooperatively developing solutions to the challenges and opportunities to resource development in Alberta. This is achieved through the actions of our member committees and working groups. Through these cooperative efforts, ACR members are involved in supporting the resource sector and benefit from the collective knowledge and networks created by our organization.

The value of our resources has made Alberta—and Canada—one of the best places in the world to live and work. Resource extraction has improved the quality of life in our province, even for people employed in other sectors, unrelated to resources. We are committed to continuing the responsible development of resources in Alberta, to ensure a future as prosperous as our past.

Meet Our Board

The Alberta Chamber of Resources Board is made up of industry professionals committed to the responsible development of resources in the province of Alberta.

ACR Executive Officers

  • President
    Tom Grabowski
    President & CEO, Silvacom Group
  • Vice President
    Nadine Barber
    Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Devon Canada Corporation
  • Past President
    Ron Kruhlak
    Partner, McLennan Ross LLP
  • Treasurer
    Randy Geislinger
    Managing Director, Energy, Corporate Banking, CIBC
  • Director Rep.
    P. Kim Sturgess
    Chief Executive Officer, Alberta WaterSMART
  • Director Rep.
    Dale Friesen
    Vice President, Indigenous & Government Relations & Sustainability, ATCO
  • Director Rep.
    Paul Taylor
    Marketing Director – Mining, Finning (Canada)
  • Director Rep.
    Peter Read
    Vice President, Strategic Planning, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • Executive Director
    Neil Shelly
    Executive Director, Alberta Chamber of Resources

ACR Directors

  • John Singleton
    Senior Vice President, Aecon Industrial Western
  • Brent Rabik
    Business Unit Leader, Business Development & Government Affairs, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
  • Sian Barraclough
    Vice President, Commercial & Energy Management Capital Power Corporation
  • Craig Clifton
    Vice President – Alberta, Clifton Associates Ltd.
  • James B. Cairns
    Vice President, Petroleum and Chemicals, CN Rail
  • Peter Koning
    Manager, Environmental Stewardship, ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.
  • Bernard Roth
    Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Roxanna Benoit
    Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Stephen Stanley
    Senior Vice President, EPCOR  Commercial Services, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
  • Joe Dion
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Frog Lake Energy Resources Corp.
  • Sunil Joshi
    Vice President, Marketing, Graymont
  • Bob Kerr
    Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, Imperial Oil Ltd.
  • Bryan Kneller
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Ledcor Constructors Inc.
  • Dan Thillman
    Sales Manager – Alberta; Regional Manager, Supplementary Cementitious Materials, Lehigh Cement
  • Noel Roberts
    General Manager – Woodlands, BC and AB, Norbord Inc.
  • Jeff Schammell
    Woodlands Manager, Northland Forest Products Ltd.
  • Steve Cameron
    President, Norwest Corporation
  • Rob Gibb
    Manager, Government Relations and Communications, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.
  • Peter Zebedee
    General Manager Scotford Manufacturing Complex, Shell Canada Energy
  • Dennis Chmielewski
    Executive Vice President, Mining, SMS Equipment Inc.
  • Colin Foley
    Vice President, Enterprise Risk and Audit, Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Lyndon Chiasson
    Director, Engineering, Energy Division, Teck Resources Limited
  • Lora Brenan
    Managing Director, HR, TransAlta Corporation
  • Tim Doucette
    Vice President, Canadian Operations, Westmoreland Coal Company
  • Fred Dzida
    President, Weyerhauser Company Limited

Resources Library

Information and best practices regarding aspects of resource development in the province.

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Our Committees

Our Committees do the work necessary to help the resource industries in Alberta reach their goals.

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Our Members

As a member-driven organization, our members drive the agenda of the Alberta Chamber of Resources. We are here to represent them.

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Our History

The ACR began life in 1936 as the Alberta and Northwest Chamber of Mines. It was developed to regulate labour and supplies in the mines of Canada’s North, and to promote resource extraction and help put Albertans back to work during the Great Depression. By the Second World War, the Chamber’s scope expanded to include all of the resources industries and, after a series of name changes, the Chamber settled on its present moniker in 1977.

Throughout its history, the ACR has been committed to improving workplace safety, developing innovative solutions and methods, best practices, Indigenous engagement and cross-sector cooperation. We represent resource companies large and small, as well as members who work in engineering, logistics, transportation and other related industries. To learn more about our history, please see the resources listed below.

History Documents

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