Greetings friends of the Dufferin Board of Trade. Your newly elected board is excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Our first job will be to get going on organizing a golf tournament for late August. I hope that you can all make it out to give us a chance to celebrate in person this great place that we have to do business.

Congratulations to our local MPP, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and the Ford government on their return to Queens Park. I admit to surprise at the size of the mandate. One has to go all the way back to the Leslie Frost government to find an Ontario government who increased their margin of victory by that much between their first and second terms.  I look forward to working with the new/old government to address issues on your behalf. I may have to send smoke signals or use the phone given the unreliable high speed many of us deal with on a daily basis. Maybe that will be our first topic of discussion.

Thanks to our partners: The Dufferin Federation of Agriculture, The CFUW – Headwaters, the Brampton Real Estate Board, and Rogers TV for hosting the local provincial all candidates meeting with us. I was impressed with how prepared and passionate the candidates were in supporting the platform of their party of choice. Their deportment was excellent too which didn’t make for the most exciting TV but did make it easy on the moderator.  

I look forward to seeing you around the county as we head into festival season and some of the great upcoming events like Blues and Jazz and Ribfest!

Doug Harkness,
Chair - Dufferin Board of Trade
DWIB Presents Cocktails & Connect
Join us on June 15 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, at The Barley Vine Rail as we connect with local businesses! Get the opportunity to grow your business and your network. This event is open to all genders- meet like-minded people and build relationships.
SAVE Money
Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Government of Canada and Ontario Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to deliver Government of Canada grants to small businesses that want to grow their business online. 
They are currently putting in place the final touches on the online application process – until then, sign up for updates to receive a notification of when the program goes live. 

If you have any questions about the Canada Digital Adoption Program, please contact  
DBOT Advertising Bundles
Increase awareness of your business brand in our community. Advertise on both local radio stations, print media, DBOT's e-Newsletter, Website, Facebook, and Instagram, with our Advertising Bundles.

Take advantage of our group buying power to save your business money.

Each advertising participant has an average of over 2,000 online impressions per month, plus the potential to reach almost 25,000 in print and over 100,000 on radio.
Get a FREE Promotional Video
Jordan Baggio is a Videographer working with our team for the next 12 weeks, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Jordan has been reaching out to our members to offer them with a free promotional video for their business! If you are interested, Jordan will come out to film your business and professionally edit the video for you.

Once the final product is completed we will post the video on our social media and website. You would be free to share and use the video for your own promotion as well!

If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to email:
Welcome New Members
We would like to congratulate the incoming 43rd provincial government and welcome our local Member of Provincial Parliament INSERT MPP’S NAME.

The Ontario Chamber Network looks forward to working with you to advance Ontario’s economic growth and prosperity. 
On May 18th we held the Dufferin-Caledon election debate, in partnership with:
  • The Dufferin Federation of Agriculture
  • The Canadian Federation of University Women
  • The Brampton Real Estate Board
  • Rogers tv - Orangeville

Visit our website to view the debate.
Are you interested in partnering with us to support youth employment?

Create opportunities with Youth Employment Programs or (Youth Job Connection)

Let us help you build your workforce. Take advantage of funded pre-employment programs that prepare candidates for the job and provide wage subsidies during the training period. Ask us about Youth Employment Programs for eligible participants.

We offer a broad range of FREE services to help local employers, including:

• access to motivated job seekers

• financial incentives to offset the cost of job-specific training

• candidate screening, placement options, monitoring, retention strategies, and ongoing support

Email or phone 519.942.9986
(press #1 for reception)

Email or phone 519.942.9986
(press #1 for reception)
How can we help you?

We are all in this together. If there is something you need please reach out to us.

Diana Morris, Executive Director | 519-941-0490 x 202

Lucy-May Gallagher, Community Engagement Manager | 905-587-1904