Advocacy & Policy Making

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is YOUR Voice for Business in the Ottawa region—all businesses of every size and in every sector.

Ottawa Now, Ottawa NEXT, Ottawa Strong

We work with business leaders, economic stakeholders and our partners at the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, as well as our Chamber colleagues in major urban areas across Canada, to ensure a competitive business environment in which our local businesses can thrive.

It is more critical than ever to ensure we have strong, local Board of Trade advancing the economic growth of our community. As a collective, we can influence decision-making, priority setting and legislation far more effectively than any one of us alone.

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Exercising Your Influence

Exercising Your Influence

The foundation of OBoT’s work comes directly from our businesses. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is conducting a short three-minute survey on business confidence in Ottawa.

S...Read More

Exercising Your Influence

Exercising Your Influence

The foundation of OBoT’s work comes directly from our businesses. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is conducting a short three-minute survey on business confidence in Ottawa.

Share your insight, take the survey.

See the preliminary results!

All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Deadline: December 2, 2020.

Advocacy in 2020: OBoT’s Track Record

Advocacy in 2020: OBoT’s Track Record

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is the voice for all local businesses.
Review the results of OBoT's advocacy, collaboration and leadership in 2020—what we've achieved for busi...Read More

Advocacy in 2020: OBoT’s Track Record

Advocacy in 2020: OBoT’s Track Record

The Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) is the voice for all local businesses.

Review the results of OBoT's advocacy, collaboration and leadership in 2020—what we've achieved for businesses despite and since the COVID-19 pandemic.

OBoT's dedicated business leaders meet regularly to collaborhate and strategize how to help businesses launch, pivot, grow, and thrive. Their strategic input is cannelled into action plans that contribute to policy decisions at every level of government.

To learn more about the mandates, action plans, news, and committee members for each of our task forces, councils and committees—and what OBoT is doing for businesses just like yours—please click on the links below.

Capital Build Task Force

CEO Council

Council on Gender Equality

Economic Growth

Environment & Sustainability

Membership & Engagement / Ambassador Corp. Sub-Committee

SME Council

Talent Development / Immigration Sub-Committee

Transportation & Infrastructure

Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals

To join our Committees, Councils or Task Forces, contact info@ottawabot.ca.

Economic Partners

Economic Partners

Thought & Impact Leadership

City of Ottawa

Ottawa Tourism

Invest Ottawa

Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)

The Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas (OCO...Read More

Ontario Chamber of Commerce policies

Ontario Chamber of Commerce policies

Official policy stances of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Policy & Advocacy Councils | OCC

Publications | OCC

Rapid Policy Updates | OCC...Read More

Ontario Chamber of Commerce policies

Ontario Chamber of Commerce policies

Official policy stances of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Policy & Advocacy Councils | OCC

Publications | OCC

Rapid Policy Updates | OCC

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Road Map to Recovery

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Road Map to Recovery

" The Roadmap to Recovery lays out nine policy areas and specific measures that our political leaders must start considering to help ensure a sharp and lasting recovery. "

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Road Map to Recovery

Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Road Map to Recovery

" The Roadmap to Recovery lays out nine policy areas and specific measures that our political leaders must start considering to help ensure a sharp and lasting recovery. "

Roadmap to Recovery | Canadian Chamber of Commerce