Advocating on behalf of the business community is the core purpose of the Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant. We identify issues relevant to the business community and work with all three levels of government to ensure the economic health, prosperity and quality of life of our community. Our Chamber of Commerce is an active member of both the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce and our members benefit from the highly respected advocacy initiatives of both organizations. We are the voice of business for Brantford and Brant County representing more than 780 businesses that collectively employ in excess of 25,000 people in our community.
Policy Papers of the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant:
Provincial Policy Wins - May 2017
The Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant works closely with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to represent the voice of business at all three levels of government. Please take a moment to read our “report card” on some of the advocacy wins that directly impact the business community locally and provincially.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant and province-wide Employer Coalition Urge Government to Protect the Economy and Local Jobs under New Pension Plan. Click to view press release.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Brant News article:
Boundary dispute hurting region’s ability to compete, says business leader
Minimum Wage: Recently the Ontario Chamber of Commerce produced a policy paper entitled The Business Perspective on How To Set Ontario's Minimum Wage, with participation from the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant. This document is part of the Ontario Chamber's Advocacy Program. Click here to download the document in pdf.
Advocacy Award: Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce Green Energy Hub Receives Provincial Recognition
TORONTO: Recognized for its leading advocacy efforts on behalf of the local business community, the Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce has received the 2011 Advocacy award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Annual General Meeting and Convention at Toronto May 6-8, 2011.
In a show of support for the Chamber’s efforts, in 2010 the Provincial Government provided the Green Energy Hub Task Force with funding to assist with the development of a business plan to further the project. The Green Energy Hub, now has the potential to become a centre of excellence for key economic activities from research and development, to education, to the manufacturing of energy technology products. The establishment and success of this project has bolstered the Chamber within the community and created a model for other chambers to position themselves in the global marketplace.
“The Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce had developed a long-term vision for the economic prosperity of their community. ” says Len Crispino, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “This is just the kind of innovation that could be adopted by other chambers of commerce and boards of trade in our membership throughout the province. ”
The Advocacy Award was among several awards presented to chambers for their leadership and innovative programs and services. The OCC Annual General Meeting and Convention is the main policy-setting conference of the chamber network in Ontario.
Please click on any of the links below to access the most up to date articles and releases from the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce. You can visit the OCC and CCC websites by clicking on the links in the Advocacy tab.