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Igniting Community Power: Join the Movement of Changemakers!

Join forces with those who make things happen — be part of the team shaping a resilient and dynamic business community. Together, let's build a vibrant community that thrives through collective contribution and strength.

The Chamber has a wide array of standing committees and task forces to make sure that everything runs smoothly and to ensure that the voice of our business community is heard and put into action. Our committee framework presents an opportunity to connect with others and influence the Chamber’s operations in support of local businesses. The time commitment, depending on the specific committee, can be as little as under two hours per month.

How It Works

The Board of Directors appoints or extends Committee Chairs on an annual basis. Selection for committee roles is based on requisite expertise and the applicant’s personal interests. Should you or a colleague within your organization have an interest in having a greater role in Chamber operations, kindly apply via the form below.

Oshawa Chamber Committees

Ben Shelley

Ben Shelley

Chair, Amabassador Committee

Ambassador Committee

1st Wednesday of the month, 8:30 am to 9:30 am

The Ambassador Committee is made up of Oshawa Chamber members from various business backgrounds who serve as volunteer liaisons between the Chamber and its members. Their collective goal is to help accelerate the success of new members in the Chamber world. They welcome new members and make them feel at home by attending grand openings, introducing new members to existing members at events, explaining the benefits of membership, etc. This is a great way to expand your network, meet new people, and to forge new business connections. Ambassadors get a discount on event tickets as well!

Profile photo of Carrie-Anne Atkins, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Carrie-Anne Atkins

Chair, Events Committee

Events Committee

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30 am to 10:30 am

The events committee aids in the planning and execution of the Chamber’s over 60 events per year! Meeting monthly, the committee works to help plan networking activities and signature events that support the diverse interests, business, and networking goals of our members.  After all, creating opportunities to meet, network, learn, celebrate successes, and be heard has been at the core of how we create value for our members for nearly 100 years.

Peter Bocking

Peter Bocking

Chair, Policy & Advocacy Committee

Policy & Advocacy Committee

Third Friday of the month, 8 am to 9:30 am

The Policy & Advocacy Committee (PAC) brings together stakeholders from industry, manufacturing, transportation, government, education, hospitality, and retail to discuss, monitor and interpret government legislation that will impact the local business community. The PAC also puts forth policy resolutions to be debated at the provincial and federal levels with the goal of making it easier to do business in Oshawa, Durham Region, Ontario, and Canada. This is where change happens.

Photo portrait of Amber Derby, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Amber Derby

Chair, Tourism Committee

Tourism Committee

Quarterly on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 8 am to 9:30 am

Did you know that the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce has long been the operator and administrator of Oshawa Tourism?  In 2023, through a process over several months, we got together with a representative group of Oshawa’s tourism operators and published our city’s first-ever tourism strategy.  The Tourism Committee is made of of industry stakeholders and operators and oversees the implementation of this multi-year plan.

Niko Anastassakis

Niko Anastassakis

Chair, Golf Committee

Golf Tournament (Task Force)

(Active January to May)

This task force assists in organizing the Annual Golf Tournament, one of the Chamber’s key events. Members of the task force assist in securing silent auction items, sponsorships, ticket sales, and ensuring that all the pieces are in place for attendees to enjoy a memorable day of golf, dining, and networking.

If you have an interest or if you have any questions about the committees, feel free to reach out using this form.

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