About us

Since our founding in 1857, we have committed ourselves to promoting and extending Ottawa’s trade and commerce. For over 150 years, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce has shared Canada’s passage from colony to nationhood and Ottawa’s growth from a lumber town, to the country’s number one centre for technological excellence.

The Chamber is a member-driven, non-partisan organization. Accountable only to our members through our Board of Directors we represent one common voice. As such, we protect the interests of the business community in Ottawa and improve the business landscape through various task force activities and policy briefs.

We connect by communicating a myriad of events, lobbying efforts, policy decisions, awards and the business advantages we offer. You can count on us to maintain our commitment to our members and the business community as a whole.