About Us

The Dufferin Board of Trade (or DBOT) is a community-building nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local business thrive.

When local businesses are succeeding the local economy flourishes and businesses can better support local charities, events, and their employees.

We support and empower local business by:

  1. Connecting businesses with each other and with the resources they need;
  2. Advocating for business needs;
  3. Promoting businesses and encouraging consumers to shop local; and
  4. Saving businesses money.


To champion a robust voice for business in the Headwaters region.


To be the frontline resource for regional businesses and community partners to ensure a prosperous and innovative business environment in the Headwaters region through:

  • networking, promotion, and communication;
  • advocacy and industry liaison;
  • partnership facilitation;
  • business intelligence/analysis;
  • growing membership.

Organizational Values


View the DBOT By-laws and Constitution

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2021-2023


AGM Reports

Click to view the 2021 Annual Report

Click to view the 2020 Annual Report

Click to view the 2019 Annual Report

Click to view the 2019 AGM report to Dec 31 2018

Click to view the 2018 AGM Report to Dec 31 2017

Click to view the 2017 AGM Report to Dec 31 2016

Click to view the 2016 AGM Report to Dec 31 2015

Click to view the 2015 AGM Report to Dec 31 2014

Click to view the 2014 AGM Report to Dec 31 2013