Business advocacy is at the forefront of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce mandate.

The Advocacy Committee monitors and positively influences Municipal, Provincial and Federal affairs including taxation, government spending, regulations and business programming as well as any matter relating to business retention and expansion in the Brockville area.

Please visit this page in the future for updates on our advocacy efforts. Listed below are the most current efforts:

July 24,2023

Industry Associations Call for More Time to Repay CEBA loans:

Please click here to view the letter to The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister. The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce was proud to rally amongst Industry Associations to extend CEBA loans to 2025.

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased that they Co-Sponsored 6 Proposed Policy Resolutions that were brought forward at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting in April 2023 :

  • Proposed Policy Resolution #12 – Diversifying healthcare to ease the burden on Emergency Rooms and family doctors
  • Proposed Policy Resolution #21– In the Spirit of Business
  • Proposed Policy Resolution #23– Invest in Workforce Planning Boards
  • Proposed Policy Resolution #34 – Strengthen Connectivity Between Businesses and Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Proposed Policy Resolution #40 – Supporting Safer and Healthier communities through a Detox Centre in a collaborative approach when dealing with those experiencing Homelessness, Mental Health and Addictions
  • Proposed Policy Resolution #41 – Tax Rebates for Home Care

Please click here to read more regarding the Issue, Background and Recommendations for the Ontario Chamber

Oct 14, 2022 Letter to Commissioner Regarding the Redrawing of Federal Boundaries

Community Profile 2021 Stats from Eastern Workforce Innovation Board

Click on this link to see the stats

Ontario Chamber

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is the indispensable partner of business and Canada’s largest, most influential provincial chamber. It is an independent, non-profit advocacy and member services organization. The OCC has 60,000 members, including large multinational corporations, small-to-medium-sized enterprises, labour unions, postsecondary institutions, non-profits, associations and close to 160 chambers of commerce and boards of trade.

The OCC’s mission is to convene, align and advance the interests of its members through principled policy work, value-added business services and broad engagement to drive competitiveness and economic growth in the province.

1. Non-Partisan & Principled
2. Member-Driven
3. Entrepreneurial
4. Inclusive, Collaborative and Respectful
5. Fiscally Responsible & Professionally Managed

Strategic Plan
The OCC’s Strategic Plan, The Indispensable Partner of Business, outlines a series of overarching goals, objectives, and strategies, ensuring that the OCC continues to create value for its members and stakeholders. Our strategic plan enables us to deliver the relevance, engagement, and practical value to help strengthen Ontario businesses and contribute to the prosperity of our communities.

Click this link to read the 2023 Provincial Budget Submission

Click this link to read the 2023 Federal Budget Submission

For more information what the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are doing for you click this link:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Learn more what the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is doing for the membership: click the link below

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