Advocate for business needs at municipal, provincial and federal levels of government
The Dufferin Board of Trade is committed to representing a robust voice for business in Dufferin County and the Headwaters Region.
We support initiatives that will benefit the business community, identify business issues, and develop recommendations for government. Our strong non-partisan relationship with government representatives at all levels allows our organization to engage the business community and government in constructive dialogue.
DBOT has a seat at the table as a trusted and reliable voice for the business community in the Headwaters Region. We are proud members of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and work together with the entire Chamber Network to ensure that the concerns of the business community are heard and solutions are developed to foster growth and create jobs.
Recent Advocacy Work
October 2022 – Municipal Elections
Business Issues Surveys:
The Dufferin Board of Trade conducts an annual survey of the local business community. The data collected is used to identify the issues impacting business in our region, and help our organization shape our strategic priorities. This survey helps us to focus on supporting businesses in the areas they need it most.
The Dufferin Board of Trade is a proud member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The OCC is Ontario’s largest, most inclusive, and credible business network.
A respected voice among government decision-makers, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is Ontario’s non-partisan business advocate. The OCC undertakes the province’s most pressing policy issues on behalf of our members, and advocates for evidence-based solutions that will foster economic growth in the province. The OCC’s work is based on the belief that a strong business community is the foundation for a prosperous Ontario.
Provincial Advocacy Work
Election Platform of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Network of Ontario
The Dufferin Board of Trade is a proud member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
At the Canadian Chamber, advocacy is at the core of what we do. As the unified voice of Canadian business, we represent our members’ interests on the issues that matter most to the business community.
10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins provides business, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow the economy.
Policy Advocacy Committee (PAC)
DBOT’s PAC was formed to identify local business issues, develop the policy agenda of the Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) for approval by the Board of Directors, and propose recommendations to advance the policy agenda.