At the recent meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Accreditation Council of Canada, the Council was pleased to once again recognize the Whitby Chamber of Commerce for maintaining their accreditation status for the 15th year.
Developed in 2004 by a team of chamber executives, in conjunction with provincial and territorial chambers and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the accreditation program is operated by an arms-length organization called the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC). The CACC is composed of Chamber representatives from across the country. The Council meets twice per year to review applications for accreditation.
To achieve accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in critical areas pivotal to a Chamber’s success, including organization/governance, policy and advocacy and membership programs/services.
“Accreditation is the acknowledgment that member chambers have been successfully evaluated against a rigorous set of national standards and have demonstrated excellence in Chamber management,” said Sheri Somerville, President of the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada.
“We are proud to recognize these chambers as examples of leading organizations making a difference in communities across the country – keeping ‘the voice of business’ loud and strong” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
In total, there are only 66 accredited chambers in Canada. Whitby Chamber of Commerce CEO Natalie Prychitko said “I am extremely proud of our team for once again achieving accreditation status, and on our 95th anniversary! Our goal is it provide our members with an exceptional experience but doing so in the context of pivotal operations, policies and governance is just icing on the cake.”
Established in in 1928 and currently celebrating its 95 anniversary, the Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) a not-for-profit business organization that inspires economic opportunities for our members. Our tagline ‘Because Your Success is Everything’ demonstrates our commitment to engage the business community through advocacy, networking and mentorship. We create connections and foster a thriving business community, proudly serving the needs of our membership. Come experience how we establish solid relationships, develop business leads, or simply unwind after hours.
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