Chamber Blog

A Path for Partnership: Addressing Homelessness and Related Challenges

June 29, 2023

Growing crises Durham Region, along with cities and towns across the country, is experiencing  homelessness, mental health and addictions crises. In 2022, there were more than 14,000 emergency room visits to Lakeridge Health related to mental health and substance abuse, and a 67 per cent increase in people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Durham compared to Read More

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Did you miss hearing from the Town of Whitby or the Region?

June 1, 2023

The last few months have been active and exciting for the Chamber from an Advocacy perspective. After reporting on the federal and provincial budgets, and reviewing your responses to our 2023 Advocacy Survey, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce hosted our local elected officials for some invaluable discussions. At our Fireside Chat on April 25th, Trinda Read More

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Assessing our business needs against government led and local initiatives

May 23, 2023

Advocacy Survey Results Thank you all of responding to our annual Advocacy Survey! This helps guide our efforts both within our chamber walls and regionally through the Durham Business Alliance.  Your voice matters and is appreciated. Our blog provides you with highlights: In our annual Advocacy Survey, respondents identified attracting new investments and creating incentives Read More

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Advocacy Day

May 1, 2023

On March 5th, we (Peter Garett and Preeti Sangwan) represented the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) membership and our Advocacy Committee during Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park. Hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), the event allowed Chambers and Boards of Trades from across Ontario to connect, learn and advocate on key policy issues, Read More

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Reflections from WCC’s Black History Month Event

March 10, 2023

On February 2nd, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s IDEA Committee (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) celebrated Black History Month with our annual BHM event, Creating Community. Our first speaker, Mr. Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Co-founder & General Partner of BKR Capital got right down to business. He walked the audience through practical stages and opportunities which Read More

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