Government Relations

 

COVID-19: Business Resources and Updates

This is the Oakville Chamber of Commerce's central hub for business resources and updates regarding COVID-19. Please visit this page often as we continue to provide the most up-to-date information. Order of Information Listed:1. Chamber Updates2. Recent Government Updates for Business3. Financial Support for Business4. Resources for Business: Navigating Support Programs,…
 

Oakville Chamber advocates for funding and incentives for digitization to improve Canada’s productivity and economic recovery

Build the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19 world Digital and data infrastructure are an important pillar to create an engine of innovation and wealth creation. COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to digitization and highlighted the…
 

COVID-19: Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Snapshot

On July 8th, Finance Canada released an Economic and Fiscal Snapshot providing information on the state of the Canadian economy and the Government of Canada’s fiscal response to support Canadians and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Never has the country witnessed such a large revision to a federal economic forecast.…
 

Recovery Activation Program

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our partnership with the Toronto Region Board of Trade to deliver the Recovery Activation Program. The Recovery Activation Program (RAP) is an immersive online workshop program that connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization…
 

Oakville Chamber’s message to all levels of government

Build the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world and stay current in the latest technology to remain competitive in a post-COVID-19 world COVID-19 has been surreal to many of us.  Over the course of a few days, businesses were shut down, nonessential workers were required to work from home…
 

Oakville’s businesses face COVID’S wrath

It's been a tough month for Oakville’s business community. They’re struggling to navigate the economic implications of COVID-19 and many are concerned about the future of their business. Consequently, the Oakville Chamber has been actively working with policy makers at all levels of government to provide economic relief measures for…
 

COVID-19 Update from Oakville’s MP and MPP

Oakville MP Anita Anand and Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford have addressed letters to members of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, regarding their government's response to COVID-19.   Read the letter from MP Anita Anand.   Read the letter from MPP Stephen Crawford.
 

New Research Identifies Opportunities to Support Small Business Success

Ontario Chamber Network releases the fourth annual Ontario Economic Report and introduces the Small Business Friendliness Indicator Today the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber Network, released the fourth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER) which reveals opportunities where both business and government can focus to create…
 

Chamber shares business priorities with Minister of Finance Rod Phillips, MPP Stephen Crawford and MPP Triantafilopoulos during Budget Consultation

Remaining competitive, specifically when it comes to taxes and regulations, continues to be a priority for Oakville Chamber members.  Recognizing that the government already announced a reduction in the small business Corporate Income Tax rate, the Oakville Chamber believes that there is still more that can be done to encourage…