• Who We Are


    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is the largest accredited business association in Atlantic Canada and we've been improving the business environment in the region since 1896.


    A strategic ambassador for Atlantic Canadian business, ACC actively partners with members and other organizations to supports the interests of business and impact a strong, vibrant and growing Atlantic Canada. ACC 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.


    The Atlantic Chamber offers an unparalleled network of support. As a not-for-profit, member-based organization comprised of local chambers and corporate partners in Atlantic Canada, ACC represents more than 16,000 businesses of all sizes and in all sectors through its network of 90 chambers of commerce 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.


  • Vision, Mission & Values





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    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce partners to positively impact a strong, vibrant and growing Atlantic Canada.




    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce exists to partner with its members to influence an environment where business in Atlantic Canada succeeds.

    In delivering upon its vision and mission, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce:


    • Educates, influences, collaborates, and advocates on policy-related issues to support business.


    • Supports local chamber members in building capacity and delivering benefits to their members.


    • Delivers high value products, services and opportunities to our members.


    •  Promotes regional economic growth in Atlantic Canada.





    Our members are our priority. We strive to bring the greatest value to our members and business in Atlantic Canada by targeting our efforts and aligning our resources.



    We proactively address business-related issues and opportunities through a collective voice based on consultation, the sharing of information, and collaboration with our members of all sizes, like-minded organizations, and the business community.


    Diversity & Inclusion

    The Atlantic Chamber is committed to diversity and inclusion as guiding principles for how we operate and serve our members. We strive to create an organization that reflects those principals and the communities we serve. To this end, we proactively participate and engage in initiatives with fellow Chambers, associations and governments that fuel diversity and inclusion across race, gender, age, identity, and experience.

    We promote and support business interests in Atlantic Canada and recognize the diversity of our members and the region. Our advocacy focuses on regional and province-specific issues. Services are designed to maximize the benefit to all members.



    We strive to be innovative, to lead by example and to share with, learn from, and support our members through standards of excellence in all areas of the chamber business.



    Principled and Accountable

    We make decisions based on evidence and always with the benefit to the regional business community in mind. We are accountable to our members and communicate our actions and outcomes.  


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  • Business Truth & Reconciliation Business Truth & Reconciliation

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is taking proactive steps to promote reconciliation and respect for Indigenous rights within the corporate sector. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action 92, the Chamber urges its members to embrace the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a guiding framework. This entails a commitment to meaningful consultation, fostering respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before embarking on economic projects. Moreover, the Chamber advocates for equitable access to employment, training, and educational opportunities for Indigenous communities, ensuring they reap sustainable benefits from economic development initiatives.


    Recognizing the importance of education, the Chamber encourages businesses to provide comprehensive training for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the legacy of residential schools, Indigenous rights, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. Emphasizing intercultural competency, conflict resolution, and anti-racism, these efforts aim to foster a more inclusive and harmonious corporate environment rooted in mutual understanding and respect.

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