The Chamber advocates on behalf of its members' interests within the city of Ottawa. We also advocate on behalf of our members' interest provincially and federally through the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce. As members you are encouraged and entitled to take a participatory role in the development of the Chamber's policies by joining Chamber committees.
Join in any one of our four committees to help the board perform their duties in an effective manner. All Committees report to the board and have specific mandates.
The six committees are responsible for developing considered policies within their areas of expertise that, once approved, are used to guide the Chamber staff on its actions. Come join in and share your voice to shape the city and business landscape!
Economic Development & Communication
Mandate: To ensure that local government is effectively enhancing the global competitiveness, economic growth and prosperity of the Ottawa region. To consider municipal issues that relate to the business community including budgets and bylaw changes.
Chair: Steve Conrad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: To identify and promote the Chamber within the local business community and to be a spokesperson for the Chamber.
Chair: Suzanne Cyr, email@example.com
Environment & Sustainability
Mandate: To focus on policy issues of sustainability for the community and the City of Ottawa, recognizing that any policy and program that will be put forth to the City must also contemplate the provincial and federal policies and initiatives that will interact with it.
Chair: Don Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandate: to continually assess the demographics of the Chamber`s membership to formulate strategies that increase the value of the Chamber membership to collectively promote the Chamber within Ottawa and Internationally.
Chair: Dirk Bouwer, email@example.com