Statements and Protocols
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement
To empower, connect and advocate for all businesses across the Durham Region
through a commitment to being a champion of practices and policies that foster
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Your business information you provided on your application form is public information and will be on our website and in the Member Directory. The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) publishes members’ information and/or photographs in a variety of media vehicles that may include, but not limited to: annual hard copy Member Directory, website directory, newsletters, regional newspapers and multimedia presentations at events. The WCC respects your privacy and, if at any time you wish not to be included in any publications, requests that you contact us at 905‑668‑4506. Unless otherwise indicated, we will assume that we have your authorization to proceed with the use of your name/photo in any and all future publications.
Political Engagement Protocol
In effect outside of federal, provincial or municipal election periods.
The Whitby Chamber of Commerce always takes a non-partisan approach to political engagement, preferring to focus its efforts on sharing information with Chamber members and fostering deep discussion about topics of importance so members can make informed choices and decisions.
Election Campaign Protocol
In effect for federal, provincial and municipal elections (general and by-elections).
The Whitby Chamber of Commerce always takes a non-partisan approach to elections and broader political activities, preferring instead to focus its efforts on sharing information with Chamber members and fostering deep discussion about topics of importance so members can make informed choices and decisions.
Java Jolt Guidelines
Managed by proud members of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC), the Java Jolts are a staple program. It is run by members for members but owned by the WCC. Originally developed in 2018 by the WCC and Java Jolt moderators, these guidelines have now been updated to reflect operations.