KAP Policy Process
Each district takes its resolutions to one of the three advisory council meetings during the year, or to the KAP annual meeting. Here, they are debated by representatives from all districts. Member commodity (producer) organizations can also put forward resolutions. If passed, a resolution becomes official KAP policy. At this point, the KAP management team and executive, with support from KAP staff, take action on these policies.
This could be in the form of direct advocacy through face to face meetings with elected officials, presentations to legislative committees, letters to government officials, news releases, solicitation of support from other stakeholders, participation in consultations, or events to draw attention to the issue.
Committees & Chairs:
There are 9 KAP Policy Committees which are made up of KAP members with expertise in specific topic areas. They provide research, support and recommendations to the organization. Each committee is chaired by a KAP board member.
Business Risk Management - Justin Jenner
Environment and Land Use - Neil Galbraith
Grains, Oilseeds and Pulses - Mitch Janssens
Livestock - Jill Verwey
Taxation - Chuck Fossay
Transportation - Kevin Stott
Rural Services - Jill Verwey
Workplace and Employment - George Graham
Young Farmer - Jake Ayre and Colin Penner
KAP Policy Resolutions