Canadian Chamber Crystal Ball Report
The Accelerating Pace of Change
Last night, business and association executives, as well as senior public servants, gathered at our annual Crystal Ball Symposium to hear from leading experts on how trends in technology, the global economy and international politics will affect Canadian business 2019 and beyond.
This year’s event featured Linda Mantia, Chief Operating Officer for Manulife. Responsible for globally leading corporate strategy and corporate development, analytics, technology, marketing, innovation, human resources, regulatory and public affairs, global resourcing and procurement, and the global
December 4, 2018
Ontario Chamber & Chamber Network Advocacy
Repeal of Bill 148
The Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding the Making Ontario Open for Business Act included a near-full repeal of Bill 148. This is welcome news for workers and businesses of all sizes throughout Ontario, as well as a bold step in creating a stronger and more prosperous province.
On behalf of our 60,000 members in 135 communities, we are absolutely thrilled that the Government of Ontario is holding strong in its commitment to keep Ontario open for business. It is now more critical than ever to create an economy that ensures both employers and employees are
December 3, 2018
Understanding How Your Ontario Small or Medium-Sized Business Can Benefit from a Chambers Employee Benefits Plan
Over 30,000 Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are using a Chambers Employee Benefits Plan to provide a wide range of medical and dental coverage to their employees. Over the last 40 years, the Chambers Plan has earned a reputation for being stable, smart, and simple to manage. There are various reasons why your business should consider joining, and our team of experienced insurance advisors will be more than happy to design a plan that suits the unique needs of your small business.
Enrolling in a Chambers Plan allows you the ability to invest in your company. Insurance policies
November 29, 2018 - Brett Tanner
From the Desk of the CEO Jill Raycroft
We enjoyed a great breakfast this morning with our incoming City Council as our guest speakers hosted by our sponsors, OLG & Shorelines Casino. While the incoming councilors shared a bit of their vision and intent on their personal motivation, it was also great to see the camaraderie among this new group following just a few weeks of meetings and training... Mayor-Elect Mitch Panciuk shares a special history with the Chamber as well as a past-president and he knows our job is to be your voice at all levels of government. In some cases, this may be to call the City to action but it may
November 28, 2018
Bay Of Quinte Chamber's Statements on Bill 47 & Fall Economic Update
Two announcements on Tuesday from both the provincial and federal governments are a testament to the work being done by Chambers across the country. The Fall Economic Statement identified significant improvements to increasing competitiveness on a global scale. The Federal government has been witness to the positive impact a strong economy has on higher wages and ultimately, more money to save, invest and spend (which helps us all) and along with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce representatives, they have been meeting with small business owners across the country to figure out how they can
November 26, 2018