About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.
The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.
Through focused programs and services, the OCC enables companies to grow at home and in export markets, providing exclusive support, networking opportunities, and access to innovative insight and analysis for members. The OCC has approved over 1,300 applications through its export programs and companies have reported results of over $250 million in export sales.
The OCC undertakes important research on Ontario’s most pressing policy issues, advocating for solutions that will foster the growth of Ontario businesses and lead to the creation of jobs in the province. This work is based on the belief that strong businesses are the foundation of a prosperous Ontario. As a strong collective voice representative of its Chamber Network and members, the OCC continuously assesses its effectiveness and searches for opportunities to innovate, collaborate and partner. The OCC continues to ensure that the issues and concerns of Ontario businesses are not only heard but sufficiently addressed through a strategic and collaborative approach with the Ontario Government.
The OCC’s Strategic Plan, Building on Success, outlines a series of overarching goals, objectives, and strategies, ensuring that the OCC continues to create value for its constituents and stakeholders.