In 1995 the Halifax Chamber of Commerce was formed from the merger of the Halifax Board of Trade, Sackville Chamber of Commerce, Bedford Board of Trade and the Dartmouth Chamber of Commerce. This merger was highly successful and brought together four quite diverse organization from a cultural and organizational perspective. Over the past two decades, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce has grown and is a strong cohesive advocate for regional business.
In 2007, the time seemed right to review our governance practices to ensure they were in line with the organization we had grown into. We also wished to continue to attract and engage the high level volunteer talent that brings strategic energy and ideas to the organization. In our review, we found we had solid practices in place and good clarity of roles and responsibilities but felt this could be more clearly defined. Our governance process now documents our practices and ensures this clarity is entrenched in the Chamber. We have built on a past filled with accomplishments and have a platform for a promising future.
In 2010 the Chamber applied for a 2010 National Award in Governance from the Conference Board of Canada. The Award recognizes the governance achievements and innovations of private, public, and non-profit organizations of all types.
To view the Chamber's Award Application click here.