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Recap: 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 Materials

Preliminary agenda-at-a-glance

Debates Results Summary

Policy Resolution Debate Results, as of Monday, Sept. 24

Proposed Amendments (Sept. 23)

Proposed Amendments (Sept. 22)

Proposed Resolutions Book 2018 (Revised: Resolution 24 withdrawn)

Meeting Notice

Mid-year Financial Results



Cathi Hight: Trends Affecting Chambers and Member-based Organizations


Energy and Trade expert Ginny Flood named new Chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Read our press release.


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.

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. 



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
Canada’s Resource Champions (Devon Canada Corporation, Seven Generations Energy and TransCanada)
Carnet and Document Certification Services, CCC
 Dion Strategies Group
First Data
 Indus Travels
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Mental Health Commission of Canada
 Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman
Pragmatic Conferencing
 Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
Superior Strategies
Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
Trade Commissioner Service

Excellence Partners

 Local Sponsors