Throughout its history, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce has played an important role in bringing together business and community leaders to advocate at 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 Advocacy Committee and our partners at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we’re continually looking to advance Guelph-Wellington as a leading destination to do business in Ontario, by advocating for public policy that positively impacts business and our community at large.
How do we do this? On your behalf, we:
- 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 and Mayor
Keep up to date on what we’ve been advocating for by reading our updates below.
Addressing Regional Imbalances Critical to Ontario's Future
Sep 12, 2019
Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce released a new report, The Great Mosaic: Reviving Ontario’s Regional Economies. The report outlines how government of all levels can work with industry to unleash the potential of Ontario’s regional economies and reinforce the competitiveness of the province as a wh...
Unleashing the Economic Potential of Ontario's Beverage Alcohol Sector
Jul 22, 2019
Today, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a new report, Refreshing the Sale of Beverage Alcohol in Ontario. This report outlines how the Province could modernize the sale and distribution of beverage alcohol and responsibly promote growth across all four categories - wine, beer, spirits and cider.
City of Guelph Development Charges Delegation Night. President & CEO Speech
Jan 1, 2019
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is a member driven organization with close to 900 members representing more than 30,000 employees. We have received the National Accreditation with Distinction and are proud to be the champion of the business community here in Guelph. It is our Mission to set the national standard for building community prosperity.
Ontario Policy Update
Nov 1, 2018
Ontario Cabinet Shuffle. On Monday, November 5th, Premier Ford announced a cabinet shuffle triggered by the resignation of Economic Development and Trade Minister Jim Wilson.
NAFTA Update October 2018
Oct 1, 2018
On October 1st, the Office of the US Trade Representative released the text of a trilateral agreement-in-principal with Mexico and Canada — named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (or USMCA).
Response to American Position on NAFTA
Aug 1, 2018
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce is an organization with approximately 900 members representing more than 30,000 employees. With a thriving manufacturing and agri-food sector, Guelph has 295 companies who export $4.3 billion in goods to North America.
Expanding Ontario’s Leadership on Climate Change Mitigation Through Supporting NetZero Homebuilding
May 1, 2018
Issue: Ontario homebuilders are unable to leverage their innovative capacity and maximize their business and economic output by accessing the Green Ontario Fund to scale up the building of net-zero homes.