The OCC recognizes that infrastructure – particularly transportation and digital infrastructure – are top priorities for our members. In May 2019, a permanent Infrastructure Council was launched to guide continual policy and advocacy action on this issue, and ensure the Province makes the necessary investments to keep Ontario competitive.
Following the release of the OCC’s recent report, Supporting Ontario’s Budding Cannabis Industry, the OCC launched the Ontario Cannabis Policy Council in September 2019. The Council is co-chaired by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Fire & Flower Inc. The Council’s primary focus will be advocating for the recreational cannabis industry’s growth across the province. The Council is the first of its kind in Ontario composed of industry leaders and experts, tackling the key issues impacting Ontario’s fast-moving recreational cannabis industry.
Better understanding and addressing Ontario’s skills mismatch and workforce development issues has been a longstanding priority for the OCC and its members. The OCC will continue its on-going work on this file with the Workforce Development Council. The Council is co-chaired by Daniel Safayeni, Director of Policy and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Ontario Tech University, and consists of leading experts from business, academia, and our Chamber Network.
(Launching in January 2020) The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is partnering with Sussex Strategy Group’s Natural Resources, Energy & Environment Practice to launch an Energy Council composed of leading industry experts to shape our policy and advocacy efforts. As the voice of Ontario business, the OCC has a proven track record of convening stakeholders to build consensus and develop evidence-based recommendations. Sussex Strategy Group is a trusted source of expertise, insights, and ideas for its clients in the energy space.