Municipal Candidates Respond to City of Opportunity Platform
Over the past 5 weeks, we have reached out to Candidates to educate them about our City of Opportunity platform and to ask them to ‘say yes’ to our recommendations. The response has been extremely positive with 90% of Candidates completing the survey! In addition, our one-on-one discussions have planted seeds of collaboration and have helped us create a better understanding of the concerns of Chamber Members with those seeking to represent us at City Hall.

Candidate responses to our City of Opportunity platform are now available online. This information has been supplied by the candidates themselves and in no way constitutes the endorsement of any candidate by the Chamber of Commerce. We hope that their responses are helpful to you, our Members, as you prepare to cast your vote.

If you agree that visionary leadership , economic opportunity and quality of life for everyone are important to our city's future, we hope you'll consider endorsing the City of Opportunity platform – it was designed with you in mind. Learn more and endorse digitally at .  
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD with the OCC's Fall Policy Survey!
Have your voice heard on the issues that matter most: the impact of government policy on your business, the overall state of the Ontario economy, and your confidence in your own organization's success. This survey is securely hosted by Navigator, an independent consulting firm. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. Take the survey
Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking Boot Camp with BDC
Wednesday, October 17 | 4:30 - 5pm
@ Lowerys
Free, for Members Only

October After Business @ Lowerys
Wednesday, October 17 | 5-7pm
All Welcome - Exhibitor spaces available

Leaders Luncheon
with Hon. Patty Hajdu
Friday, November 9 | 11:30am - 1pm
Location TBA

Small Business Access Event
Wednesday, November 28 | 8 - 9:30am
@ TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Registration Coming Soon
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Webinar: Ready to Roll? Preparing Employers for Marijuana in the Workplace - Replay now available
Perceptions of marijuana have changed dramatically. What was once an illegal drug is now a recognized medical treatment and on October 17, 2018 it will also be a legal recreational activity in Canada. Employers are struggling to adapt to the impact of these changes on the workplace, particularly since technology to measure impairment has not kept pace with changing perceptions.

This webinar replay will address the legal issues and relevant case law, specific to drugs in the workplace, including occupational health and safety and human rights considerations. We will also highlight how employers can practically manage marijuana-related issues in this changing legal landscape. Watch replay here.
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