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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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.
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.