Supporting business growth in Ontario.
The OCC provides a number of programs that support the growth and capacity of Ontario businesses. We connect business owners with tools and supports that can help them to bring their business to foreign markets and navigate government regulations. Through our Accessibility Works and Discover Ability programs, we help connect businesses with persons with disabilities.
Connect with us to learn how our programs can benefit your organization.
Accessibility Works helps 60,000 businesses across Ontario become aware of, and comply with, the customer service standard by developing an online training tool and providing workshops for businesses through the Chamber Network.
When it comes to hiring people with disabilities the business opportunity is irrefutable. The Discover Ability Network is an online job-matching portal and resource for Ontario employers and persons with disabilities seeking employment.
Export Market Access has helped over 900 businesses access and expand growth in foreign markets. This grant matching program is designed to assist Ontario businesses showcase goods and services to potential international buyers, participate in trade missions, develop promotional materials, and conduct market research.
The Ontario Exporters Fund helps Ontario businesses to develop and implement international business strategies to gain or increase access in international export markets. This grant program is designed to assist by providing support to hire a dedicated export manager.
Know Your Power raises awareness about business energy saving programs and energy efficiency opportunities. Know Your Power helps businesses across the chamber network and beyond identify, assess, and navigate the right energy saving program that fit their needs.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Government have partnered on Small Business Access, a new, single point of access that will make it easier for small businesses to access government services to get the support they need to run and grow their business. Small business owners will be able to access resources such as hiring and training incentives for employers and information on permits or how to expand their business globally.
For more information, please contact Jason Chang, Manager, Small Business Engagement by email.