OCC & CCC Engagement
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) are your provincial and federal business advocates. Your chamber is part of a strong network that provides access to all levels of government.
Your membership to your local Chamber gives you membership to these provincial and federal networks.
How does the OCC determine it’s policy agenda?
In addition, the OCC also leverages the expertise of its board of directors and its corporate and local chamber membership through its policy committee and taskforces to help shape the policy process.
Your chamber is an active participant in the Ontario chamber network and through policy resolutions, participation in chamber events, and input into key policy reports, your voice is heard at the provincial level.
Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada.
Representing over 200,000 businesses, the CCC is the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. Their views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media thanks to their well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions that reflect a broad business perspective.
How does the CCC determine its policy agenda?
Following approval at the AGM, the CCC, along with their members, move forward in advocacy efforts based on the resolutions contained within their annual policy resolutions books. . Each resolution, once approved, has an effective lifespan of three years.
Your chamber is an active participant in the Canadian chamber network, and submits policy resolutions on an annual basis, many of which have received high-profile attention at the federal level.