Membership Benefits

Belonging to the Chamber of Commerce gives you exclusive access to several partners and their competitive discount offerings.

Group Insurance Plan

More than 30,000 small to medium-sized businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small businesses. As a not-for-profit program—all surpluses stay in the Plan and help lower premiums.

Responsible Cannabis Use

All Canadian employers must consider the impact of cannabis legalization on work-related activities and travel. The CannEd e-learning course educates employers and employees on cannabis facts, laws, and responsibilities. With 17% of Canadians consuming cannabis according to Statistics Canada, it is important to educate staff to ensure safety at work, and decrease liabilities.
The CannEd course allows employers to validate the information was reviewed and tested, as well as provide a company-specific cannabis policy at work.

Grand & Toy

Take advantage of the purchasing power that membership in the OCC’s Chamber Network offers! Save up to 25% off competitor pricing on everyday office supplies and workplace solutions, and over 30% on paper.

First Data

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, have partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs. Contact us at 1-888-265-4117 or via email at


The OCC has negotiated highly favourable rates with Purolator for its members. Receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services.


Wouldn’t it be great to get the things you need without using money? BarterPay® is an organized bartering platform that helps businesses across Canada get the things they need without having to use money. Instead, they can pay for those things using their own goods & services!
Now, you as a business owner, can acquire some of the things you need and pay by issuing your own goods and services to the network and keeping your hard-earned cash in the bank.


Meridian has everything you need – chequing and savings accounts, credit cards, cash management solutions, mortgages, loans, alternative financing options, and more. Because we are owned by our Members, we only work for you. That means we take our profits and return them to you in the form of better products and services. Contact us by email at 

Government Lobbying

As the voice of business for the Fort Frances area, the Chamber of Commerce is always addressing issues that could impact the local business community. Whether it concerns Town By-Law changes, Town budgeting, or border crossing issues, we want to make sure your concerns are heard and a favourable outcome targeted. In addition to our own lobbying efforts, we lobby on your behalf at the regional, provincial, and federal levels through our affiliations with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. As we may not always be aware of certain issues affecting your business, we encourage you to contact the Chamber with any municipal, regional, provincial, or federal concerns.  We welcome your telephone and e-mail messages or in-person.

Networking & Social Events

Almost anything that you do with the Chamber of Commerce has the potential to generate sales opportunities for your business. Every meeting, event, and program gives you an opportunity to get your message out to the client. The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce provides you with many networking opportunities each year.

  • Business Awards
  • Committee Meetings
  • General Membership Meetings
  • Business Expo
  • Social Events