About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce


About Us

Founded in 1910, the Ontario Chamber connects local businesses, service organizations and all levels of government to create an environment where people want to live, work and play.

Who We Are

The Chamber is a voluntary, not-for-profit business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of the community. As an active, problem solving organization, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic development, legislative advocacy and membership services. The strength of the Chamber lies in its membership, small businesses, large corporations, home-based businesses, and professional men and women, working together to enhance the quality of life in Ontario.

What We Do

Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, the Ontario Chamber works to positively impact the quality of life in the region, while supporting the growth and prosperity of our members. Together with talented leaders in business, community, and government, the Chamber’s volunteers and professional staff work to make this community a better place. From education to economic development, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is committed to giving each member the opportunity to prosper in today’s competitive business world.

The Mission of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

To promote and develop the economic prosperity and quality of life of the Ontario business community through leadership, education, advocacy, relationship development, and innovation.


Membership in the Ontario Chamber could be one of the smartest business decisions you’ll ever make.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is more than just a plaque on the wall. Membership connects your business with access to the contacts you need to grow, advocacy at every level of government, increased visibility within the community and essential business resources.

Membership in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce puts the information you need at your fingertips. It gives you somewhere to turn when you need advice or assistance. Membership also boosts your image in the community. According to a recent survey1, respondents were 44% more likely to rate a business favorably and 63% more likely to want to purchase goods or services from that business if they know it is a chamber member.

The bottom line? Chamber membership ensures that the opportunities you seek are within your grasp.

Together we can build a stronger business community.