Advocacy

The Voice of Business

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating on behalf of its membership to all levels of government – municipal, provincial, and federal. It is due to our strong, non-partisan relationships with political leaders that we are able to engage the business and political communities in constructive dialogue. Government officials from all levels, representing all political parties, speak regularly at Chamber events that range from roundtable discussions with ministers to high profile luncheons with party leaders.

Advocacy Priorities

We have worked hard to identify what are the most pressing issues for our members.  Through member surveys, one on one meetings and roundtables we have identified four key issues that our advocacy efforts are focused on with all levels of Government:

  1. Business Competitiveness
  2. Recruiting and Retaining Talent
  3. Transportation
  4. Innovation

Learn more about these priorities in A Roadmap For Business Success.

Government Relations & Advocacy Committee

The Oakville Chamber’s Government Relations and Advocacy committee plays an integral role in helping determine relevant issues and how to act on them. It is made up of 20 professionals (including Chamber staff) that represent a cross-section of Oakville industry and professional experience. They are truly committed to creating an economic environment where Oakville businesses can thrive.

Interested in being part of the committee?
Contact Faye Lyons, Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy.


Read our latest Advocacy & Government Relations News.