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WRLA has several committees to organize, run and distribute information to our members while creating a space for advocacy, connections and education.  With 10 active committees, members have a variety of opportunities to get involved, including working on the WRLA Buying Show, helping the next generation with the NexGEN committee, and becoming involved in our government relations committee to advocate for our industry. There's a position for any interested members. 

If you are interested in joining one of our committees or would like further information, please email us.

Buying Group Liaison Committee

Buying Groups are important strategic partners. The Buying Group Liaison Committee works to enhance that partnership by engaging these groups in conversation regarding WRLA’s decision-making processes. [More]

Building & Hardware Showcase Committee

The WRLA Building & Hardware Show is the largest networking event for the lumber and building supply industry in Western Canada. The Show Committee supports the WRLA staff to help plan and organize a show that is relevant in our ever-evolving industry. [More]

Education Committee

One of WRLA’s promises and core functions is to enhance the education available to its members. The Education Committee assesses, identifies and helps implement these education programs.  [More]

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides oversight of key strategic activities and reviews WRLA’s performance and mandates. The committee oversees Board decisions in high-risk areas and ensures good governance while playing a key role in succession planning. [More]

Finance Committee

Providing expertise on financial matters, including strategic direction, to enhance the quality of Board discussions is just one of the ways the Finance Committee works towards building a better WRLA for members. The Finance Committee oversees financial obligations, audits and reports to ensure they are completed on a regular basis and in accordance with the approved policies that comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). [More]

Government Relations Committee

WRLA provides a strong, united voice for the lumber and building supply industry in Canada. Government relations is a priority in WRLA’s strategic plan to ensure that we are staying on top of the issues that impact our membership. [More]

Membership Committee

Using the WRLA membership applications, the Membership Committee reviews and approves all permanent membership applications with the exception of honoured Life Members. The committee also recommends membership criteria to the Board for approval. [More]

NexGEN Committee

To promote and increase engagement with the Canadian lumber and building supply industry, WRLA’s NexGEN works to provide a solution to succession planning and a lack of employees within the industry. [More]

Nominating Committee

Working within the WRLA Nominating Policy and Code of Conduct, the Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring that a full slate of candidates is available for the election to the Board. [More]

Policy Committee

Policies help WRLA ensure efficient operations by providing clarity in the roles and responsibilities of committee members. [More]

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