Who We Are
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is the largest accredited business organization of influence in Atlantic Canada and has been championing the cause of business in the region since 1896.
Originally incorporated as the Maritime Board of Trade, the organization became the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce (APCC) in 1974 when the Newfoundland & Labrador Chamber of Commerce joined the Maritime Board. Following federal incorporation in 2013, the APCC became the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc.
As the voice of Atlantic Canadian business, ACC actively partners with its members and other organizations to impact a strong, vibrant and growing Atlantic Canada. It is a catalyst to influence, educate and advocate on policy related issues that support business, to deliver high-value services and opportunities to our members, and to support and promote initiatives that contribute to sustainable economic growth in the region.
As a not-for-profit, member-based organization comprised of local chambers and corporate partners in Atlantic Canada, today ACC represents more than 16,000 businesses of all sizes and in all sectors through its network of 93 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and 25 corporate partners in the four Atlantic provinces.
A member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, ACC is also connected to a national network of more than 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade and more than 200,000 businesses from coast to coast—the largest and most influential business association in Canada.