The Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Toronto (CPCC) was incorporated on June 21, 1994.
The CPCC is dedicated to the promotion, development and expansion of business, trade and investment opportunities between Canada and Poland as well as the development of relationship and networking opportunities with other ethnic business organizations in Canada.
On October 27, 1999, the Chamber entered into an agreement with the Business Centre Club and Association of Polish Artisans (Związek Rzemiosła Polskiego). The organizations agreed to co-operate to further their individual missions and increase membership privileges.
On March 3, 2005, the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce became a member of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. Since 2005, members of the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce also receive EUCOCIT/EUCCAN membership. Our Vice President is also a Vice President at EUCCAN and acts as our official liaison.
We are primarily a networking organization and the majority of our hosted events take place in the Greater Toronto Area. We strive to raise the profile of our members and Canadian Polish businesses. To reinforce the significance of their contributions we host an Excellence Awards Gala.
Although we are based out of Toronto we help organize, promote and participate in Trade Missions to Poland, Forums, Conferences, and we traveled with Prime Minister Harper in 2015 on his Delegation to Poland.
The members of the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce of Toronto do not have any obligation to the organization other than to attend the networking events of their choosing. The benefits of the membership are numerous and listed under the Membership Types page. The most important factor is to be a part of the organization that offers excellent networking opportunities leading to expansion and development of members businesses and contacts. With our growth in new members the Chamber is in a position to advocate with different levels of government in Canada on our member’s behalf.
Joining does not translate to a responsibility unless one is interested in becoming an active member, joining a committee or running for a board of director position. All members regardless of their level of involvement gain the opportunity to grow and support their own business.
To read a 3rd person account of our Chamber please have a look at an article written about us by the Business Elite Canada Magazine – Building Stronger Relationships – July 2015