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.
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Letters to Premier Ford & Prime Minister Trudeau: Supporting small business
Dec 22, 2021
The Ontario Chamber Network sent the following letters to Premier Doug Ford and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today urging the province to provide further supports for small business and a long-term plan to improve business confidence.
Memo: Supply Chain Disruptions & Delays
Dec 9, 2021
Click here to read a memo on supply chain disruption and delays.
CEO's Response to Council's Approval of the City's First Multi-Year Budget
Dec 6, 2021
On December 6, Shakiba Shayani, President & CEO, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, released a statement in reaction to City Council’s 2022-2023 budget
CEO Speech: 2022 Budget Delegation to City Council
Nov 18, 2021
On November 18, 2021, CEO Shakiba Shayani delegated to Guelph's city council on the proposed 2022 budget.
Statement on Minimum Wage Hike
Nov 2, 2021
The Ontario and Guelph Chambers of Commerce released the following statement on the minimum wage hike set for January 1, 2022.
Op Ed: A thriving & welcoming downtown is good business
Nov 1, 2021
On November 1, CEO Shakiba Shayani released the following op ed on addressing the changing needs of Guelph's diverse downtown community.
Your Business Matters: Federal Election Pillars
Sep 8, 2021
Canada’s next parliament must take decisive steps to introduce policy that ensure Ontario’s post-pandemic competitiveness and long-term growth. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Ontario Chamber Network call on all political parties to take bold action to strengthen business competitiveness as the economy continues to reopen and recover.
Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council Urges Ontario to Adopt a COVID Safe Pass
Aug 13, 2021
Canada's Innovation Corridor Business Council wrote a letter to Premier Ford urging the province to consider adapting a digital tool, such as the COVID Safe Pass to ensure our economy can stay open.