Resources for Members
Governance & Administration
Resources Related to Designated Truck Route issue
- City of Thunder Bay Corporate Report 103/2018
(includes maps and details of proposed route)
- March 2018: Lessons from a Ride-Along
- February 2018 Proposed DTR Map
- May 2017 Initial Proposed DTR Map
- Public Service Announcement – Proposed Designated Truck Route By-law Consultation
- June 12, 2017 Letter to City of Thunder Bay Engineering Department summarizing Member concerns
Resources Related to Municipal Finances
- Thunder Bay Ventures' 2018 Economic Activity Index Report
- Slide Presentation: 2018 Economic Activity Index Report
- 2018 Pre-budget deputation
- City of Thunder Bay Website: Budget Information
- 2016 Pre-budget deputation
- 2015 Pre-budget deputation to City Council
- An Analysis and Forecast of the City of Thunder Bay Municipal Finances (2014)
Resources Related to Apprenticeships and Skills Development
Resources Related to Value-Added Procurement
- Doing Business with the City of Thunder Bay
- Doing Business with the Province of Ontario
- Doing Business with the Government of Canada
- Emerging Stronger 2015: Ontario’s Path from Recovery to Growth
- Spend Smarter, Not More: Leveraging the Power of Public Procurement
- Best Value for Transportation and Transit Procurement
- Visit the issue page for the most recent news.
Resources Related to Corporate Tax Issue
- Consultation Documents supplied by Finance Canada
- Policy Brief prepared by Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Letter Template - personalize and send to your MP
- Letter Sent to Finance Minister Morneau by the Canadian Chamber & partners
- Policy Primer - Understand the Changes - supplied by Grant Thornton
- Resolution passed by Canadian Chamber: “Stop the Harmful Tax Changes on Private Corporations”
- Sign the e-Petition to Minister of Finance Hon. Bill Morneau and 4 others
- Private company tax proposals: What’s the status? - Brief on October 16 revisions, supplied by Grant Thornton
- Revised proposals to limit income sprinkling - Brief on December 13 revisions, supplied by Grant Thornton
Market Your Business
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Our Charity Connect program has four aspects designed to help us support community good works by gathering and sharing information, engaging people in volunteerism and raising funds for Member charities. Learn more and get involved!
Support a more inclusive Thunder Bay! Sign your business on to the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord here.
You can shop online AND support local business with this handy listing in our Directory featuring websites you can shop 24-7. This category listing is FREE for Members in good standing with us; contact us to have your business included.
Chamber Member businesses receive exclusive rates from our Affinity Program partners on group insurance, merchant services, telecommunications, shipping and fuel. Whether you’re self-employed or a large employer, these can add up to significant savings on your bottom line. See how you can save.
Are you starting or growing a business in Thunder Bay? The Small Business Resource Guide website has been developed by the Small Business Development Committee to assist Chamber members with information and resources that they may find useful in starting and managing their business. Click here to visit.
The Chamber's Economic Development Fund is one of the ways our Membership is able to support initiatives that support the growth or strengthening of the city’s economy.
BizPaL helps you generate a personalized list of the business documents you need for the levels of government – local, provincial/territorial, and federal – you may have to deal with in order to grow or start up your business. Launch BizPaL
Under a new agreement with Scotiabank, you can now opt in to a Crowd Deposit fund with the Chamber.
Your savings remain separate from other participants’, but the interest you earn will be based on the combined balances of all participating Chamber Members.
Industry report outlines strategies to unlock the economic potential of communities across the province
Reconciliation means many different things to many different people, but a new report finds most agree success depends on small, focused actions undertaken day-by-day. On June 19, 2019, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce sat down with business, post-secondary education, community economic development and Indigenous leaders in Thunder Bay to hear what they had to say regarding reconciliation, what it means to them, their communities and their businesses…
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2019 Annual General Meeting in Saint John, NB. As part of the proceedings, your Chamber will be sponsoring several resolutions for approval by the CCC Membership. If approved, these resolutions will be adopted by the organization for implementation in the year to come.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes this opportunity to provide our feedback on the One City, All Together 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. We commend Council on recognizing the importance of a guiding document that outlines strategic directions for this four-year term of Council.
Press Release: Thunder Bay Chamber Policies Supported, Municipal Advocacy Recognized At Ontario Chamber Of Commerce Conference
Representatives of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have just returned from a successful meeting of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in Muskoka Lakes. The two-day conference included presentations by the Premier and the Leaders of the three Opposition Parties as well as discussion and debate on a broad range of provincial issues that are impacting businesses including infrastructure, competitiveness, and the growing skills shortage.
Employers across Ontario, but particularly in small cities of under 200,000 population and rural areas, are experiencing a shortage of qualified employees and a shrinking labour market. This challenge will continue to grow as existing workers retire. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.
Species at risk policy continues to threaten the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of northern and rural communities. A long-term and workable solution is needed to truly open Ontario for business. Read the resolution presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber at the 2019 AGM of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce here.
Charla shares about some of the activities and conversations that took place at Queen’s Park last week as part of the Ontario Chamber Network’s Advocacy Day.