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.

About OCC

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The OCC is Ontario’s largest, most inclusive, and credible business network. The chamber network undertakes research on Ontario’s most pressing policy issues from a business perspective. Driven by members, including both individual businesses and local chambers, the OCC proposes and advocates for solutions that will foster the growth of Ontario businesses and lead to the creation of jobs in the province. The OCC’s work is based on the belief that strong businesses are the foundation of a prosperous Ontario. With their solutions-based advocacy setting them apart, the OCC is a well-respected voice among government decision-makers.

How does the OCC determine it’s policy agenda?

At the OCC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Convention, members gather to debate and shape policy through the policy resolution process. Each year, members of the OCC’s chamber network are invited to submit resolutions, which are then voted on by the delegates at the AGM. From this process, a compendium of resolutions emerges, which then provides guidance to the OCC’s advocacy priorities in the coming months. Each resolution, once approved, has an effective lifespan of three years.

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.


View past OCC policy resolutions (put date order more current at top):


For an overview of OCC policy work and successes, read their annual Policy Report Card:

OCC Homepage

About CCC

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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?

Every year, local and provincial chambers of commerce and boards of trade, along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s policy committees, are invited to submit resolutions of a national scope to the CCC’s policy process. This process culminates in a democratic vote on the floor of the CCC’s annual general meeting.

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.


View Past Policy Resolution Books:

CCC Homepage