About The Chamber

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce (GOCC) was established in 1928 by G.W. McLaughlin.
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Our Story

For over 95 years, our Chamber has advocated for and represented local businesses in the Greater Oshawa Area.

Our Mission

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is an essential partner in business success because it:

  • Advocates for business, providing a strong voice, vision and perspective to grow Oshawa’s economy
  • Connects and promotes business, providing events, meetings and resources that support enterprise success
  • Informs community dialogue and brings awareness and innovative solutions through leadership that drives our community’s prosperity

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Our Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusivity
  • Development
  • Collaboration

Our Vision

Trusted by leaders, the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce is a community of forward-thinking business advocates who connect, encourage and share ideas that generate enterprise success and community prosperity.

Advocacy & Representation

No need to go it alone! The Chamber advocates for the interests of local businesses at every government level.

Networking Opportunities

Welcome to loads of excellent networking opportunities! Connect with other local businesses, potential customers, and industry professionals at chamber events.

Visibility & Exposure

Membership helps build increased visibility for your business. The Chamber constantly promotes member businesses through directories, websites, social media, and other marketing channels.

Credibility & Trust

Membership can enhance your business's credibility and trustworthiness. Joining the Chamber shows that you are committed to the local community and adhere to ethical business practices.

Educational Resources

The Chamber frequently offers educational resources and events to help businesses stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and new technologies. This can contribute to your business's growth and competitiveness.

Community Involvement

Joining the Chamber allows your business to be actively involved in the local community. Participating in community events and initiatives can foster a positive image and strengthen relationships with local residents, partners, & customers.

Business Support Services

The Chamber provides a range of support services for businesses, including access to business development resources and assistance with regulatory compliance.

Referral Opportunities

For many members, the Chamber is a key source of referrals, creating a network of mutually beneficial relationships as businesses refer customers to each other.

Access to Information & Resources

Our members get access to valuable information, market research, and business resources that can help you make informed decisions and stay competitive in your industry.


Accredited Chamber of Commerce 2024–2026

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce was one of the first of Chambers of Commerce in Canada to earn National Accreditation. We proudly operate under the Canadian Chamber Accreditation with Distinction – the highest quality standard awarded to chambers in Canada. We have held this honour since 2005.

In 2004, representatives from all levels of the chamber network formed the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) and launched a national accreditation program designed to recognize chambers that satisfy a set of high standards and practices – chambers that seek to stand out, who look to the future.

Why Our Accreditation Matters to Your Business

Accreditation is a formal acknowledgement that member chambers of commerce/boards of trade have been rigorously scrutinized by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) against strict national standards of policy, governance, service, and performance.  The stringent accreditation process itself provides an opportunity to document and streamline internal chamber and board functions, clarifying practices for directors, staff and members.