Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate public policies that foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada.
With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. The primary and vital connection between business and the federal government, its views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media thanks to its well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions that reflect a broad business perspective.
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc (ACC) has been championing the cause of business in Atlantic Canada since 1896, and continues to promote and support business and economic development in Atlantic Canada.
ACC serves as a federation of some 100 local chambers of commerce and boards of trade throughout Atlantic Canada, representing more than 16,000 businesses and professional people.
Policy development and advocacy is the first priority of ACC, which aims to build a stronger policy development framework inclusive of all levels of the chamber network. Policy and advocacy efforts will continue to be focused towards achieving regional growth and prosperity, but with a new emphasis on enhancing our research capacity.
ACC ensures a high level of support services to members by providing guidance to chamber staff and volunteers, promoting ACC benefits to enhance the local chambers’ value proposition to their members, working with chambers to help them move policies to the next level, and assisting chambers with the accreditation process.