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Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
We have our finger on the pulse of any issues affecting the full range of enterprises in Canada, from one-person, home-based businesses to firms employing hundreds of people. Through regular polling of our membership, we are privy to an up-to-date, firsthand perspective regarding the state of the economy, as well as their feedback concerning what changes need to be made to government policies.

With the strength of over 109,000 small business owners from coast-to-coast – entrepreneurs just like you – the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the big voice for small businesses. For over 40 years, we have represented the interests of the small business community to all three levels of government in their fight for tax fairness, reasonable labour laws and reduction of regulatory paper burde

401-4141 YONGE ST
TORONTO
ON, M2P2A6
Telephone: 416-222-8022
Toll Free: 1 888-234-2232
Fax: 416-222-6103

The Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE)
The Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE) is a professional association for those active in the field of business economics. CABE is a national organization with local chapters. Local and national events include luncheons, workshops and conferences.

P.O. Box 898 Station B
Ottawa
K1P 5P9
Canada
Phone: +1-855-222-3321

Canadian Association of Business Incubation (CABI)
The Canadian Association of Business Incubation (CABI) is a national body of member organizations dedicated to supporting the growth of new and early-stage businesses. Members of the association are committed to supporting the success of business and technology incubators and their clients.
The mission of CABI is to advance the success of incubators and their clients, to enhance the knowledge and skills of industry professionals and to promote a better understanding of business incubation’s role in economic development.
CABI is Canada’s “Voice of Business Incubation.”

1 Yonge Street
Suite 2002-A
Toronto, Ontario.
M5E 1E5
Phone: 416.345.9937
Fax: 416.345.9044

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries. More than 85 per cent of our members are small and medium-sized enterprises.

Collectively, CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 per cent of all goods and services exports.

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1500
Ottawa ON K1N 7B7
Tel: (613) 238-8888
Fax: (613) 563-9218

Hong Kong Canada Business Association
The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA), one of the largest bi-lateral trade associations in Canada, has approximately 1,300 members in 8 active Sections in major cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Atlantic) - and Representatives in Hong Kong, Regina Saskatchewan and London Ontario - together with strong dynamic connections to 33 similar trade groups in 24 countries around the world through the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).

HKCBA exists to encourage two-way trade between Canada and Hong Kong, to provide a forum for discussion of trade issues involving Hong Kong and Canada, and to promote policies - by both governments - that will lead to expanded trade and closer ties between the two. It does this by sponsoring meetings and professional presentations on topics of interest, leading trade delegations, and by organizing cultural exchanges.

The organization originated with a series of informal discussions among participants at the Pacific Rim Opportunities Conference held in Calgary in 1983. This initial discussion included John Treleaven, then Canada's Senior Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong, Len Dunning, the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Robert Issenman, a prominent attorney in Montreal, and Martin Glynn, then a Vice-President of the Hongkong Bank of Canada (now HSBC Bank Canada) in Vancouver.

In August 1984 the HKCBA was incorporated as a not-for-profit Canadian corporation. In late 1984 the first three sections were formed, in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, headed up by Martin Glynn, Robert Brown (then Vice President Central and Eastern Canada with the Hongkong Bank of Canada), and Robert Issenman, respectively.

#600 - 1285 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6H 3X8
Tel: 604-684-2410
Fax: 604-684-6208

Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association has a network of seven chapters located in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary Vancouver and Almaty, and a membership base of over 200 corporations and individuals in a wide range of sectors. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts with frequent networking events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market for Canadian companies, an annual National Conference, a quarterly printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC), access to annual trade missions, as well as market intelligence, advocacy on government policy, and active, Canada-focused sector committees.

Frank J. Kense Regional Director
c/o Toyo Engineering Canada
Suite 1400, 727 - 7 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 0Z5
Work:+1 (403) 218-4164+1 (403) 218-4164
Cell:+1 (780) 915-1110+1 (780) 915-1110
F:+1 (403) 218-8727

Canadian German Chamber
Founded: The Chamber was founded in 1968 in Montreal, QC, to strengthen the bilateral economic relations between Canada and Germany. The office moved in 1985 to Toronto, Ontario.

Head Office: The head office is located in Toronto, ON, with one additional branch in Montreal, QC, with a total headcount of 30 employees.

Funding: The majority of the Chamber budget comes from local revenue income (80%) such as membership fees, business services fees and event fees. 20% of the Chambers budget is covered by the Federal Republic of Germany. The yearly budget amounts to approximately CAN $ 4 million.

Legal Structure: The Chamber is a non-profit organization, established under Ontario law, and its board of directors comprises of representatives in leading Canadian and German companies.

480 University Avenue, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V2
Canada
Tel: +1 (416) 598-3355
Fax: +1 (416) 598-1840

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is an independent, non-partisan business network. Our mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by advocating for pro-business policies and defending business priorities at Queen’s Park.

For more than a century, the OCC has been providing our members with practical supports, advantageous network opportunities, and access to innovative insight and analysis.

We represent local chambers of commerce and boards of trade from communities across Ontario. Through this network, we are the voice of 60,000 members that range from small businesses to major corporations and industry associations. Together, our members employ two million people and produce nearly 17 percent of Ontario’s GDP.

The OCC is Ontario’s business advocate.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce
180 Dundas Street West,
Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
T. 416.482.5222
F. 416.482.5879

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong traces its roots to 1977, when a small and loosely organized business association came into being. The following excerpts from the January-February 1997 issue of Canada Hong Kong Business magazine tell the story of our development.

In 1977, the fledgling Canadian Businessmen's Association was running along rather informal lines, conducting committee meetings in the Hong Kong Club while its administrative presence comprised of two desks, graciously provided by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line. It was also the year that China opened itself to the world, and Canada realized that its future lay in joining the Pacific rim community. That year, for the first time, more immigrants arrived in Canada from Asia than from Europe, and more Canadian trade crossed the Pacific than the Atlantic.

It was then that Ed Rubin, one of the Chamber's founding members and its later President (81/82 and 86/87), sent a circular to members asking what activities they would like to see, and what direction their group should take. "The response was pretty direct and no-nonsense," he recalls. "It was time to shift the focus from a social club to a trade and business group, the kernel of today's Chamber.

"For the founding dozen of us, those were pretty exciting times. I came to Hong Kong for the first time, expecting to spend three to four weeks here setting up a branch of my law firm after living in Paris. A partner there told me mournfully that once I'd tasted Hong Kong, I'd never return, and he was right."

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Membership Department
1301 Kinwick Centre
32 Hollywood Road
Central,
Hong Kong
Ph: +852-2110-8700
Fx: +852-2110-8701

Ottawa Chember of Commerce
Since our founding in 1857, we have committed ourselves to promoting and extending Ottawa’s trade and commerce. For over 150 years, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce has shared Canada’s passage from colony to nationhood and Ottawa’s growth from a lumber town, to the country’s number one centre for technological excellence.
The Chamber is a member-driven, non-partisan organization. Accountable only to our members through our Board of Directors we represent one common voice. As such, we protect the interests of the business community in Ottawa and improve the business landscape through various task force activities and policy briefs.
We connect by communicating a myriad of events, lobbying efforts, policy decisions, awards and the business advantages we offer. You can count on us to maintain our commitment to our members and the business community as a whole.

328 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
(613) 236-3631

Canada’s Largest and Most Influential Business Association
As Canada’s largest and most influential business association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government. It continually demonstrates impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada.

Experience the power of a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions.

360 Albert Street
Suite 420
Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7
Tel.: 613.238.4000
Fax: 613.238.7643