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We are the voice of business in Ottawa.

Your Ottawa Board of Trade

  • Advocates for collaborative and sustainable community prosperity
  • Builds support for local businesses as they launch, pivot or grow
  • Champions the City of Ottawa as the best place to live, work and invest
  • Drives initiatives that remove barriers, save costs and unite local businesses

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Why join the Ottawa Board of Trade?

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We advocate for businesses just like yours.

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Programs & Resources

We have resources to help any Ottawa business.

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In the News

November 8, 2021 - #BuyLocalOttawa


The Ottawa Board of Trade - together with key local partners including the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa, the Ottawa Coalition of BIAs, and RGA (Regroupement des gen d’affaires de la Capitale)—is calling on YOU to be a part of Ottawa’s economic recovery and rebound plan by putting your money where your heart is and BUYING LOCAL this holiday season and beyond.

We have launched the #BuyLocalOttawa campaign to remind everyone that businesses drive our local economy, enhance our community culture and shape our future. They support all of us.  So now it is time to support them.

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July 5, 2021 - Why I volunteer for the Ottawa Board of Trade

Ottawa Business Journal

Written by: Ian Sherman, chair of the Ottawa Board of Trade, consultant and former tax partner at EY Ottawa

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May 28, 2021 - High demand for rapid Covid-19 tests

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Discover what our networking events look like

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Discover how Ottawa Board of Trade members can help your business

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Have you heard of #OttawaNEXT?

Launching the #OttawaNEXT portal is the latest in a succession of Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT) initiatives designed to remove barriers for local businesses. If you are tired of information overload about COVID-19, economic recovery strategies, and what support is available to you and your business, #OttawaNEXT keeps it simple!

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