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The Ottawa Board of Trade is the single largest independent Voice of Business in Ottawa, representing over 1200 members and 30,000 employees from multiple industries for the past 161 years.

The Board of Trade advocates for the economic prosperity of its community through Advocacy, Dialogue and Connections. We help Ottawa companies of all sizes increase their visibility, raise their profile, and create new business opportunities through business partnerships, networking & educational events, award recognitions, publications, and innovative business practices.

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Why the Ottawa Board of Trade Matters

Mayor Jim Watson

“The Ottawa Board of Trade is essential to our business community and to the city of Ottawa. It champions and advocates for the concerns of the business community by providing valuable advice and recommendations to the city on business issues.”

Mayor Watson
Cheryl Jensen

“Our mission at Algonquin College is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success, including career success. We are grateful for the opportunity The Ottawa Board of Trade provides us to connect with local employers, under their needs, and articulate our vision as an institution. The Board of Trade provides an important resource for the entire Ottawa business community, supporting the growth and prosperity of our national capital region.”

Cheryl Jensen, President, Algonquin College
Janet LeBlanc

“As Ottawa’s premier business-to-business association, the Ottawa Board of Trade attracts business leaders from all industries to host the best networking events in the city.”

Janet LeBlanc, President, Janet LeBlanc + Associates Inc.
Tim Redpath

“The Ottawa Board of Trade is the preeminent networking organization in town. It also provides its members with timely and relevant business information on the local economy.”

Tim Redpath, Ottawa Chair, TEC Canada
Priya Bhaloo

“Since joining the Ottawa Board of Trade, we have had the opportunity to hear from several inspirational speakers, from politicians, to corporate leaders, to entrepreneurs. In addition, the conversations with local businesspeople at these events are extremely beneficial in meeting potential clients and building relationships with great mentors. We are proud to be members of the Ottawa Board of Trade and to sponsor their networking events.”

Priya Bhaloo, Vice President, TAG HR – The Associates Group Human Resources
Mengistab Tsegaye

“The Ottawa Board of Trade has provided us with many opportunities to directly influence key policy-makers. They advocate for issues that are critical to our city by being THE VOICE for the business community.”

Mengistab Tsegaye, Executive Director
Andrée Paige

« Lorsque je regarde autour de moi aux activités de réseautage organisées par la Chambre de commerce d’Ottawa, je vois des intervenants de tous les âges, une diversité culturelle et une richesse d’expérience. Les ambassadeurs, le personnel de la Chambre et les membres du comité font en outre un excellent travail au niveau des présentations et des références. L’engagement de la Chambre à l’égard de la prospérité et de la réussite de notre communauté d’affaires continue de m’impressionner. L’adhésion m’a ouvert des portes. C’est un investissement qui vaut vraiment le coup. »

Andrée Paige, présidente, The Write Paige Inc.

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