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Happy Holidays from your Ottawa Board of Trade

By | December 21, 2022

Dear Members,   Thank you for your continued support for the Ottawa Board of Trade as the voice of business and key economic partners in Ottawa. On behalf of our board of directors, and our staff-volunteer team, we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous holiday season.   It has been a whirlwind year, starting…


Federal Government Announces Hybrid Work Model

By | December 21, 2022

Congratulations and thank you to the Honourable Mona Fortier, her colleagues, and supporters for sharing a comprehensive return to workplace plan for the federal government. The Ottawa Board of Trade, The Canadian Chamber, and business and community leaders across the country applaud your decision.   This leadership move signals confidence for our entrepreneurs, employees, and executives,…

Making Your Interview Process Inclusive for People with Disabilities

By | December 3, 2022

By Alita Fabiano from LRO Staffing   While Canada’s unemployment rate currently sits at about 5.2%, the rate for Canadians with disabilities is nearly four times higher at 26%. It is clear that people with disabilities face systematic challenges that prevent them from partaking in our workforce. As such, this can make it particularly hard for…

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Ottawa Board of Trade Declares Support for the Senators Move to LeBreton

By | November 15, 2022

(Ottawa, November 15, 2022) – Today, Sueling Ching, President & CEO, Ottawa Board of Trade, released the following statement:   “The Ottawa Board of Trade thanks the NHL for its commitment to keep the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa and calls on business and community leaders and all residents of the national capital region to actively…

Ottawa Board of Trade Congratulates Newly Elected Mayor and Council

By | October 26, 2022

Ottawa Board of Trade Congratulates Newly Elected Mayor and Council Now is the time for collaboration to Build Up Ottawa   Ottawa, ON-October 26, 2022 – Bringing an end to an exciting municipal election, the Ottawa Board of Trade congratulates Mark Sutcliffe on becoming Ottawa’s new mayor-elect. The Ottawa Board of Trade extends congratulations to…

COMMON GROUND: Ottawa’s new mayor must tackle issues at the intersection of social justice, business, and labour

By | October 18, 2022

By Michael Allen, Sueling Ching, Sean McKenny Ottawa is in a time of significant upheaval: we are all seeking to rebuild from the struggles of the pandemic, and residents are still recovering from the lasting impacts of the convoy occupation’s hate, division, and disruption. We are also seeing the compounded issues of inflation and the…

Small Business Week 2022

By | October 17, 2022

On October 17, 2022, business and community leaders gathered for Mayor Watson’s annual reception in recognition of Small Business Week 2022. Ian Sherman, Chair of the Board, provided the following remarks on behalf of the Ottawa Board of Trade: “Good morning, my name is Ian Sherman, and it is my honour to be the Chair…


CANCELLED: Ottawa Board of Trade Mayoral Debate October 12, 2022

By | October 6, 2022

Dear Business and Community Leaders,   Thank you for your interest in the upcoming election. The Ottawa Board of Trade has invested in the Build Up Ottawa initiative because of the importance of this election to the future of our businesses and our community. It is our intention to promote a pro-growth agenda, to look…


Build Up Ottawa

By | October 5, 2022

Dear Members,I am reaching out today on a matter of great importance – the Ottawa Municipal Election on October 24, 2022. As the voice of business and key economic partner in Ottawa, we have launched the #buildupottawa initiative. It is our intention to share key priorities with local candidates and engage the voting public in…

Truth and Reconciliation Requires Action and Partnership

By | September 29, 2022

Ottawa – September 30, 2022 – To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) released the following statement:   “Indigenous Peoples make up the fastest growing population in Canada and continue to face systemic barriers to their economic and social well-being,” said Rocco…