AGM & Convention

October 27 & 28 | Virtual

Our AGM & Convention brings together chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues affecting the prosperity of Canadian business and set our policy agenda for the upcoming year.

Registration Closes October 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Keynote Address

Dr. Khanna will be discussing his new book Move and how the human desire to search for resources and stability coupled with the innovations in technology will affect the future of work and the war for talent. Following his presentation, Dr. Khanna will discuss the trends affecting the future of work with John Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC.

Other Featured Speakers Include:

  • Chris Albinson, CEO, Communitech
  • Shauna Archibald, Executive Director, Head of Client Delivery, JP Morgan Chase
  • James Brodie, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Canada
  • Raman Bassi, Director, HR Transformation, Air Canada
  • Kathryn Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Beauceron Security
  • Chris Fowler, President & CEO, CWB Financial Group
  • Michelle George, Chief Engineer & Vice President, Engineering & Storage & Transmission Operations, Enbridge Inc.
  • Sean Hinton, CEO, SkyHive
  • Isabelle Hudon, President & CEO, BDC
  • Shannon Joseph, Vice President, Government Relations & Indigenous Affairs, CAPP
  • Ibrahim Khan, President/Owner, Shawarma Khan Inc./Green Carrot Juice, Winnipeg
  • Tina Lee, CEO, T&T Supermarket Inc.
  • Brendan McCracken, President & CEO, Ovintiv
  • Melissa Pace, President & CEO, Whistler Chamber of Commerce
  • Anne-Marie Proulx, Owner & President, Barbara Personnel, Gatineau
  • Corban Secor, Vice President (Interim), Marketing & Digital Sales, Cogeco Connexion
  • Arlene Strom, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Suncor
  • Jason Tremblay, Vice President, Finance, Strategy & Digital for North America, The Mosaic Company
  • Rachel Wu, Head of Integrated Marketing, North America, Alibaba
  • Colin Younker, Owner, The Spa Total Fitness, Charlottetown
  • Jeff Zweig, President & CEO, Mosaic Forest Corporation


Rebuilding Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and play a foundational role in our communities. However, as businesses rebuild, find new ways of operating and continue to face cash flow constraints, chambers must maintain a strong value proposition. This panel will bring together small business leaders and chambers to discuss how the chamber network can serve small businesses.

Digitalization of Small Business

The past two years have altered how we live, work, engage and use technology. Many chambers consider the digitalization of small business to be one of the biggest opportunities for recovery and critical to our long-term competitiveness domestically and globally. This panel will discuss tech adoption, digital transformation and digital literacy in Canadian small businesses and the future skills and sectors that will increasingly make up local chamber membership.

Building an Inclusive Recovery

Ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate in, and rise up through, the workforce will foster stronger communities across the country, resulting in a more prosperous Canada that benefits all Canadians. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace fosters creative thinking, innovation and problem solving, providing organizations —and the country — with a competitive advantage. This panel will discuss opportunities for underrepresented segments of the Canadian population to participate in our economic activity through entrepreneurialism and the labour force.

The New Normal

Across Canada, businesses and governments are evaluating how to best secure supply chains and improve response times for future emergencies. This panel will discuss best practices for companies to ensure their employees and customers continue to feel safe and lessons learned for governments to mitigate the impact for future crises.

Materials for the Policy Resolutions Debates

Proposed Policy Resolutions Book
Proxy Form (deadline: October 22)

Materials for the Annual Meeting of Members

Notice of the Annual Meeting
Mid-year Financial Results
Proxy Form
(deadline: October 27 at 11:30 a.m. ET)

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