Following an extensive consultation process with their membership, the OCC has released its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan: The Indispensable Partner of Business.
We are at a pivotal moment in the history of the chamber of commerce movement. Today’s chamber member doesn’t have the same needs as those of 20 years ago. The pace of change, fueled by technology and new ways of doing business, means that the OCC and our Chamber Network must adapt in order to deliver optimum value to our members.
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has served as the non-partisan, voice of business in the province. Together with 135 member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, we stand up for our 60,000 members and advocate for evidence-based public policies that contribute to a competitive economy and increased prosperity for our communities. The term “business” itself has evolved, reflecting a diverse ecosystem that includes post-secondary institutions and other not-for-profit groups that each play an important role in contributing to Ontario’s competitiveness. Without question, being the “voice of business” is important – but it is only the beginning of our value proposition as chambers. There is much more that we must do to unlock the full potential of the 21st-century chamber movement in Ontario.
Businesses need a partner that is always in their corner. A partner that helps them navigate through daily challenges and connects them to new business opportunities.