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2022 Annual Report

The Oakville Chamber is excited to present our 2022 Annual Report! Take a read through to learn about the many things we have been up to over the past year, including our advocacy work, a return to in-person events, our digital realm, and our workplace self-screening program. ACCESS THE REPORT

Declaration of Truth and Allyship

We, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce recognize the Indigenous perspective of our shared Treaties and history of the land which makes up the Town of Oakville. Treaties and treaty relationships can be part of the fabric of our society, but only if we respect them in the spirit in which…

Survey Says…… Housing Affordability, Economic Development and Long-Term Municipal Priorities are Top Three Most Pressing Issues for Upcoming Election

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   As the October 24, 2022, Municipal Election draws near, businesses in Oakville want to know what municipal leaders will do to support a post-pandemic recovery as well as create an environment that is conducive to new investment, talent attraction,…

Local Grade 12 Student Receives John Sawyer Academic Award

Local Grade 12 student, Devin Li, is this year’s recipient of the John Sawyer Academic Award, administered through the Oakville Community Foundation's Community Education Awards Hub. This grant of $1,000.00 will support Devin in their post-secondary endeavours at the University of Waterloo this fall.   John Sawyer was a dedicated…

Supply Chain Issues Remain a Key Obstacle to Growth

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Never more have Canadians understood the importance of the movement of goods than these past two years, as the words “supply chain” became a new staple in our daily lexicon. From the global pandemic to the wildfires and flooding…

Nominations Now Open: 28th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

Nominations are now open for the 28th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE), presented by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West. The eight award categories will be accepting nominations until October 31, 2022 at 4:00pm. Nominations can be submitted online at…

A Blueprint to Bolster Ontario’s Prosperity

By: Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy   Despite the headwinds created by the pandemic, record high inflation, supply chain disruptions, labour shortages, and geopolitical turmoil, businesses have endeavored to mobilize, stabilize and return to work.  The need for measures that support business confidence and predictability, encourage…

Launch of Halton Peel Supply Chain Council

Leading transportation and logistics companies, together with the Milton & Oakville Chambers of Commerce, and the Brampton & Mississauga Board of Trade, form Halton Peel Supply Chain Council.   “Supply Chain is integral to the prosperity – and future -- of Halton and Peel,” says Milton Chamber’s Scott McCammon  …