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 our members' 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.
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.
Baker District Redevelopment Guelph Public Library
Feb 1, 2018
As President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, representing approximately 900 local businesses, I am pleased that the City has begun to move forward with the long-awaited Baker Street Redevelopment process.
Lloyd Longfield – Proposed Tax Changes Now Being Worked On
Oct 1, 2017
View the full recap.