Throughout our history, the Guelph Chamber has played an important role in bringing together business and community leaders to advocate to all levels of government for policies that further enhance the social and economic prosperity of our city.
The Guelph Chamber’s non-partisan advocacy efforts are reflective of the priorities of our membership and wider business community. With the help of our membership and our partners at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, our proactive policy and advocacy work promotes the conditions that enables business success.
We do this by:
- Help you navigate your business challenges
- Participate in task forces
- Provide written submissions on policy priorities
- Host roundtables with government stakeholders
- Delegate to City Council
- Convene town halls with elected officials
- Survey our membership to establish priorities
- Communicate regularly and work closely with our MP, MPP, Mayor, and stakeholders
Keep up to date on what we’ve been advocating for by reading our updates below.
Delegation to City Council: Official Plan Amendment 80
Jul 14, 2022
On July 11, CEO Shakiba Shayani delegated during a special meeting of City Council on in support of the Official Plan Amendment 80. Click here to read the delegation.
Downtown Issues Delegation to Committee of the Whole: July 4
Jul 4, 2022
The Guelph Chamber submitted the following written delegation to the Committee of the Whole on July 4th pertaining to urgent issues relating to homelessness, and mental health and addictions. Click here to read the delegation.
2022 Provincial Budget Statement
Apr 28, 2022
See the Guelph and Ontario Chamber of Commerce's response to the 2022 provincial budget.
2022 Provincial Election Priorities
Apr 25, 2022
The next four years will be critical to determining the future of Ontario’s business community and overall economic success. Looking forward, Ontario must focus on creating the right conditions for businesses to be successful. Click here to see our priorities for the 2022 provincial election.
Statement on Budget 2022
Apr 8, 2022
On April 7, the federal government tabled their 2022 budget. See our official statement outlining welcomed measures and concerns.
Federal Budget Must Address Canada's Competitiveness Problem
Apr 4, 2022
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce along with the Ontario Chamber Network released the 2022 Federal Budget Submission focused on public policies that increase Canada’s economic resilience to ongoing and future threats.
Guelph and Ontario Chambers Encourage Collaborative Approach to Implement Canada-Wide Child Care System
Mar 28, 2022
Following a roundtable hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce with support from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the two organizations urged all provinces and territories to work with the federal government to implement a Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System as a critical component of economic recovery.
An open letter re: critical infrastructure blockades
Feb 11, 2022
An open letter from 150+ Canadian businesses and associations to our elected representatives on the ongoing blockades of critical infrastructure: we look to you to restore the rule of law and bring a successful end to these illegal actions.