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2018 AGM & Convention

September 22-24, 2018 | Valhalla Inn | Thunder Bay, ON

Our AGM and Convention brings together over 320 chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business, enabling our member chambers to become more relevant and successful advocates for their communities. It is also the opportunity for chambers of commerce to present their member businesses’ key concerns to our cross-country network. The resolutions that we will adopt to suggest ways to foster a stronger economic environment for business will be presented to the federal government and shape our public policy objectives for the upcoming year.


Meeting Material

Preliminary agenda-at-a-glance

Proposed Resolutions Book 2018 (Revised: Resolution 24 withdrawn)

Meeting Notice

Mid-year Financial Results


We are please to report that two chambers of commerce will attend the AGM and Convention courtesy of our partners at Esso and WEX. The Port Hope & District Chamber (ON) and the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce (BC), are our 2018 bursary recipients.

Thank you to all chambers who submitted their applications. And thank you to Esso and WEX for helping us to support of chambers.



Regular Rate: $700 + 13% HST
Spousal Rate: $400 + 13% HST (includes all meals, spousal program and gala dinner)

Click here to register.

Refund Policy

Conference registration fees for delegates and spouses are fully refundable up until Aug. 22. From Aug. 23 to Sept. 7, registration fees are refundable, subject to a $200 (+ 15% HST) cancellation fee. After Sept. 7, registration fees are non-refundable. Gala tickets sales are non-refundable. All registrations and ticket purchases are transferrable at any time. Please contact Kristy Murray for a refund. 



Valhalla Inn - Conference Hotel - SOLD OUT
1 Valhalla Road

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton - Secondary Hotel (350 m from the Valhalla Inn)
760 Arthur Street West

Rate: $149 + 13% HST, includes complimentary WIFI and parking as well as a complimentary shuttle to the airport

Please book your room on or before August 13. To reserve, please call 1.807.577.5000 and quote the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's room block.


Victoria Inn - Tertiary Hotel (1 km from the Valhalla Inn)
555 Arthur Street West

Rate: $150 + 13% HST, includes complimentary WIFI and parking

Please book your room on or before Aug. 31. To reserve, please call 1.800.387.3331 and quote room block number 505675.



Air Canada - Exclusive and Official Airline

To obtain a discount on your travel with Air Canada, access and enter the promotion code, 84AJWP71, in the search pane.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Thunder Bay, YQT (ON)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, September 13, 2018 and ends Monday, October 1, 2018.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings.

Proxy voting process

If you are not attending our AGM and Conference as our local chamber member, you can still cast your vote by proxy.

Please complete the online forms below.

Policy debates form

Annual general meeting proxy form

Companion Activities

The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite companions to participate in a selection of fun activities during your stay in Thunder Bay!  Join us and find yourself exploring amazing cuisine, stunning views, local history, glorious outdoors and great Northern shopping experiences. Visit the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for more information


Come early and stay after the conference to see all that Thunder Bay has to offer. Visit Thunder Bay Tourism for more information.

Dining Out

Thunder Bay has an abundance of restaurants offering a wide range in both style and price range. From neighbourhood pubs and restaurants  to fine dining bistros and grills, Thunder Bay will please your palate! Click here for more information.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities that showcase your company’s brand and strengthen your reputation with our network exist. Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa McGee.

Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) Conference │ September 20-22 (noon)

The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) meets prior to the Canadian Chamber's AGM & Convention.

Please note that there is a separate agenda and registration for the CCEC convention; more information can be found on CCEC's website.


Thank you to our sponsors









Aon Canada
Hydro One
Ontario Power Generation


Calgary Chamber of Commerce
 Canada Business / Public Services and Procurement Canada
Canada Post
Carnet and Document Certification Services, CCC
David’s Tea
Dion Strategies Group
First Data
 Indus Travels
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office of the Taxpayers
Pragmatic Conferencing
Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
Superior Strategies
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Trade Commissioner Service

Excellence Partners

 Local Sponsors