New Law to Protect the Personal Information of Canadians Online

On June 18th, the Government of Canada passed legislation amending the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The Digital Privacy Act is now law except for sections that require regulatory measures. These amendments to PIPEDA will impact every organization (businesses and not-for profits) that collects or stores personal information of employees or clients.Key […]

OCC Regulatory Update

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) quarterly Regulatory Update summarizes what employers need to know about the latest changes to the regulatory environment for businesses. This update is exclusive to members of the Chamber Network. As you know, easing the regulatory burden for Ontario businesses is one of our top priorities. We are committed to […]

Chamber Welcomes New Events Coordinator

 May 28, 2015 – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced the arrival of its new Member Services and Events Coordinator. The announcement was made by Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “I’m pleased to welcome Jennie Merkley to our team,” states Strasser. “She has joined us to replace Megan Brownell who has taken maternity leave with […]

Canada Revenue Agency-Red Tape Reduction at the CRA: Did you know?

 Canada Revenue Agency | Agence du Revenu du Canada Red Tape Reduction at the CRA: Did you know? Since launching its red tape reduction initiative in 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has made a wide range of improvements aimed at minimizing the burden that businesses face in meeting their tax obligations. How much do […]

Cornwall Chamber Amazing Race

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce plans to kick off a busy summer season with its own version of the Amazing Race. The event will take place on Saturday, June 27th. “All of us at the Chamber are excited about this fun event, it is a great way to promote team building, an active lifestyle, and […]

President’s Message

Hello everyone. I can’t think of a better way to begin my message than to talk about the recent Ontario Chamber of Commerce Convention. According to the OCC’s President and CEO, Allan O’Dette, Cornwall ‘hit it out of the park!’ Over 150 delegates were on hand to experience our community and were blown away by […]

Be Ready for the Ministry of Labour’s blitz on new and young workers

Participating in a 45-minute webinar might be a good first step Starting May 1, Ministry of Labour inspectors will be conducting a four-month enforcement blitz focusing on young workers aged 14 to 24 years, and new or reassigned workers on the job for less than six months. These workers are three times more likely to […]

Cornwall Chamber Names Carr President

March 26, 2015 – The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce today announced its 2015 President and Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Executive Manager Lezlie Strasser. Denis Carr has been elected President of the association with Shawn Filion and Rory MacLennan named 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively. Paul Desnoyers remains as Treasurer. In […]

Making the Ontario College of Trades more responsive to employers’ needs.

We are pleased to inform you that we have formally provided our submission to the Tony Dean Review of the Ontario College of Trades. Thank you for helping us shape this powerful document. By signing on to this submission, you are playing an important role in making the College more responsive to employers’ evolving needs. […]

What does business want to see in the 2015 Ontario Budget?

Our 2015 Pre-Budget Submission outlines seven key recommendations that we believe the Government of Ontario must adopt in its 2015 Budget in order to return to fiscal balance and spur growth in our economy. Our submission outlines our increasing concern with how new provincial programs and policies are impacting Ontario’s competitiveness and job creation. Over […]