There are many reasons to become involved as a volunteer with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. It is a great way to meet people who do business in Burlington, an opportunity to share your skills and expertise, as well as a chance to learn from others’ experience. You could hone your leadership skills by chairing a committee and if becoming a member of the Board of Directors interests you, knowledge of chamber committee work is a great asset to have.
All our committees meet monthly (except for July and August) at 8:00 a.m. for approximately one hour.
Please review the following information for each committee to see where you would like to contribute. Email Danielle Ricci, Executive Assistant for more information.
Business Awards Task Force
Mandate: To recognize business excellence in Burlington through an annual, high profile Business Awards Gala.
Meeting Day: Meetings as required.
Mandate: To monitor, examine and develop positions on Local, Regional, Provincial, and Federal health issues affecting Burlington businesses.
Meeting Day: 2nd Friday of each month.
|Organizations||What They Do||Contact|
|One-Link||One contact and one intake for referrals for mental health and addictions services||www.one-link.ca|
|Canadian Mental Health Association||Multiple chapters across Canada||www.cmha.ca|
|Adapt – Halton Alcohol, Drug, Gaming||Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Services||www.haltonadapt.org|
|e-Mental Health||Online repository of publicly funded, NFP and private services and organizations. Website also has info sheets and screening tools for self-assessment||www.ementalhealth.ca|
|Organization||What They Do||Contact|
|Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)||The Halton Regional Police Service Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) provides Halton Region residents aged 16 and over, who are experiencing a mental health crisis with immediate outreach and support.||(877) 825-9011|
|Kids Help Phone||24/7 national support service for young people.||
|Distress Centre Burlington & Oakville||TeleCheck – Scheduled phone call for medication, appointment reminders, well-being checks.||
Mandate: To recruit, orient & integrate new members, enhance overall membership retention by building a sense of community and ensure customer satisfaction.
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of each month.
Mandate: To monitor, examine and develop positions on local, provincial and federal issues affecting Burlington businesses (including development, infrastructure, economic and transportation issues).
Meeting Day: 1st Friday of each month.
Mandate: To initiate, promote and execute business programs and networking events for members to create opportunities and connect leaders.
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of each month.
Women in Leadership Network
Mandate: To initiate, promote and execute business programs and networking events for women’s business leadership development around the three pillars of Education, Recognition and Community. Our mandate is to facilitate an environment for women where they feel a sense of community and lead the way for the next generation of female leaders.
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month.
Young Professionals Network
Mandate: To organize the meetings and activities of the Young Professionals Network, a networking group for Chamber members who are under the age of 40.
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month.