Policy and Advocacy

The Chamber, through several policy committees, develops economic, political and social policies that affect the economic environment and quality of life in the greater Kitchener Waterloo area. Advocacy issues at the Chamber are very much a result of issues and challenges facing our members and are led by our volunteers and are supported and guided by our board of directors.

The Chamber’s staff and policy committees are continuously working behind the scenes to provide a return on investment to its members through its advocacy. You can focus on your business and know that your Chamber is keeping on top of the issues that affect you, and determining what we can do to help our business community prosper.

The Chamber is often invited to offer opinion and feedback regarding all types of business issues including legislation changes to pre-budget meetings with provincial and federal Minister’s of Finance.

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce also utilizes the highly-respected advocacy efforts of the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce to monitor pending and current legislation, regulation and policy, act on behalf of business to ensure the development and promotion of activities that ensure continued growth and prosperity of the greater Kitchener Waterloo area’s business community.

As one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in Canada we are uniquely able to advocate effectively on behalf of business in the greater Kitchener-Waterloo area like few other organizations or associations can.

Members are encouraged to contact the Chamber’s Policy & Advocacy Department at (519) 749.6040 if there is an issue or concern that’s impacting your business.

We strive to ensure elected officials, government staff and other community leaders are aware of the concerns of the business community.