Advocacy: Policy Positions

As the national voice for Canada’s privately owned campgrounds, the Canadian Camping and RV Council supports members and their businesses with strategic advocacy positions annually. Member input on the challenges facing their businesses and the industry help to shape these policy positions to facilitate solutions-based efforts to assess hurdles and mitigate their impact on campground operators, consumers, staff, and other complimentary sectors.

Small Business Qualification for Campgrounds

CCRVC strongly advocates that the Government of Canada provide an exemption, by legislative change or other means, to seasonal businesses such as private campgrounds employing less than five full-time employees year-round and who are unfairly categorized as a “specified investment business” as a result, to make them clearly eligible for the small business tax deduction without the annual subjective judgement by the Canada Revenue Agency, and recognize the income earned by campgrounds as “active business income” for the purpose of determining eligibility for the small business deduction.

Campground Expansion, Addition & Improvements

CCRVC requests that the Government recognizes the economic impact and significance of Canadian Private Campgrounds with greater investment, grants, resources, and marketing initiatives to facilitate desperately needed expansion of existing facilities and new campground developments to meet increased demand in camping destinations.

Electrical Infrastructure Improvements

CCRVC requests that the Government provide more funding for electrical infrastructure improvements and enhancements in rural areas throughout Canada. This investment would facilitate the addition of green energy charging stations within Private Campgrounds and assist in achieving the Federal Government’s goal to enable Canadians to drive and charge vehicles where they live, work and play, by creating a larger available network of EV charging locations across the country.