Earlier this month the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) announced the Manitoba Chambers as one of 25 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade from across Canada who achieved or maintained accreditation –the highest national standard of Chamber excellence.
To achieve accreditation, Chambers must pass a detailed review by CACC and demonstrate excellence in leadership, governance and operations. Accreditation sets a strong foundation for success based on best practices, and encourages increased member engagement by signaling dedication to high quality programming and reliable service. It also showcases communities across Canada as great places to do business, backed by the support of exceptional Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade.
Another 20 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade were re-accredited:
● Canadian Chamber of Commerce
● Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
● Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
● Brampton Board of Trade
● Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
● Guelph Chamber of Commerce
● Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce
● Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
● Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce
● Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce
● Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
● Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
● North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
● Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce
● Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
● Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
● Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
● Yorkton Chamber of Commerce
● Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce
● Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce
Two Chambers of Commerce achieved accreditation for the first time:
● Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
● St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce
MCC would like to congratulate all of the 2024-2026 accredited and re-accredited Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade for their outstanding efforts to elevate and increase the impact of the Chamber network.
The accreditation program was developed in 2004 by a team of Chamber executives, in conjunction with provincial and territorial chambers and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The CACC is composed of Chamber representatives from across the country, and reviews applications for accreditation annually. There are currently 71 accredited Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade across Canada.
“Accreditation is the acknowledgment that a Chamber has been successfully evaluated against a rigorous set of national
standards and has demonstrated excellence in Chamber management.”
– Chuck Davidson, President, 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.”
– Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce