Advocacy

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is the independent, non-partisan voice of Oakville’s business community. At the Oakville Chamber we work to ensure that businesses thrive and remain competitive in Oakville, throughout Ontario, and across Canada. The Chamber is your advocate to ensure government policies provide certainty and support growth for business. The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, a network of over 60,000 members and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a network representing over 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy. These partnerships make the Oakville Chamber of Commerce part of the largest and most influential business association in Canada.

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Roadmap to Business Success

The Roadmap for Business Success lays out the Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy priorities.

The Chamber has engaged its members 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:

  • Business Competitiveness
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent
  • Transportation
  • Innovation

Thought Leadership

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating on behalf of its membership to all levels of government – municipal, provincial, and federal. We are Oakville’s Podium of Record – where business leaders meet for trusted and valued advocacy and support. The Chamber is recognized a thought leader, advocating through a variety of platforms, shaping opinions, and leading change to support our business community. We encourage our members to engage on policy issues. Reach out to Chamber staff, participate in surveys, special events and roundtables with government stakeholders.