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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Better Budgets: Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities
Jul 16, 2021
As all levels of government look to balance debt and deficits while protecting the well-being of our communities, Better Budgets: Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities, identifies 14 recommendations for both the Province and municipalities which can bring immediate and long-term relief to communities across Ontario.
Service Gaps in Guelph caused by Greyhound Closure
Jul 12, 2021
On July 7, the Guelph Chamber, City of Guelph and University of Guelph sent a joint letter to Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney on the service gaps in Guelph caused by the closure of Greyhound services.
Letter to Premier Ford
Apr 23, 2021
Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce sent the following letter to Premier Ford, urging the provincial government to take a nimble approach and immediate action to protect businesses and essential workers.
Ontario Budget Makes Giant Leap Forward for Two-Way All-Day GO Along the Innovation Corridor
Mar 24, 2021
Leaders from across the Innovation Corridor and members of transit advocacy group Connect the Corridor applauded today’s Ontario budget which includes a significant package of necessary improvements to increase capacity on the Kitchener line in order for more trains to travel both ways from end to end of the Innovation Corridor.
Guelph Chamber Hosts Ontario's Minister of Finance at Pre-Budget Consultation
Feb 11, 2021
This morning, we hosted a pre-budget consultation roundtable with Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy. As we continue to advocate for the needs of our members and the business community in general, we convened a cross section of to hear their priorities and ideas to be considered for the 2021 budget.
Chamber Network Calls for Coordinated Approach to Re-opening Ontario's Economy
Feb 5, 2021
Today, the Guelph Chamber released the following statement, calling for a coordinated approach to re-opening Ontario's economy.
Restaurant Roundtable Advocacy Letter
Dec 16, 2020
On Thursday December 10, the Guelph Chamber co-hosted a roundtable with Mayor Cam Guthrie to hear from businesses in the restaurant and food service sector.
City of Guelph Budget Delegation
Nov 26, 2020
Last night, our CEO delegated to City Council on the 2021 municipal budget. Click here to read the delegation.
Ontario Liberal Party Leader Meets with Chamber
Oct 15, 2020
On Thursday October 8, our President & CEO, Shakiba Shayani, along with members of the Board of Directors and our Advocacy Committee, met with Ontario Liberal Party leader Steven Del Duca to discuss important issues including housing affordability, mental health, and emerging from COVID-19 stronger than before.