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About Us

As the chamber of commerce for Canada’s largest regional economy, we convene leaders and champion business and economic growth on behalf of our members, for over 176 years.
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Our Purpose

Businesses today face more change than ever before. That’s why connecting with the right partners, tools and resources is crucial. 

We help businesses: 

  • Build relationships with thousands of other business members, peers, mentors and potential partners. 
  • Access tools and programs to help them grow both locally and internationally. 
  • Communicate challenges and opportunities to government and policy decision makers.

Our Vision

To make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought-after business regions in the world.

Our Mission

To be a catalyst for a vibrant, globally competitive Toronto Region business community.

What we do

The Board of Trade at a Glance

The Toronto Region Board of Trade connects businesses to the programs, partners and people they need to succeed – today and tomorrow.  

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Economic Blueprint Institute

Leveraging the power of research and data, EBI works to enhance regional collaboration and competitiveness.

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World Trade Centre Toronto

The World Trade Centre Toronto is the Board’s trade services arm, offering award-winning programs that help businesses scale-up and export to new markets.

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Policy & Advocacy

The Board’s policy agenda champions our members’ priorities to those with the power to drive change.

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Councils & Joint Initiatives

Every challenge can by solved by bringing the right people together. Our strength is convening the Toronto Region’s top experts, business leaders and government officials to drive change.

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Sponsors & Partners

The Board’s sponsors are key enablers in helping us drive growth and competitiveness in the region.

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Our Leadership

The Board’s leadership team is a group of experienced professionals that share a commitment to championing our Region.

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Careers

The Board seeks out catalysts, convenors and champions to help us achieve our mission. If that sounds like you, then join our team today!

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2021/22 Annual Report: Coming Back Together

Our 2021/22 annual report showcases our pandemic recovery work, initiatives to help businesses thrive, and our ambitious policy agenda

Join, Connect and Influence

When you become a member of the Board, you join a powerful mix of business leaders who influence decision-makers and define the optimal conditions for economic competitiveness and business growth.
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