The BCCTC exists to promote the transatlantic business interests of our members
Welcome to the British Canada Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Founded in 1951, the British Canadian Chamber of Trade & Commerce is governed by an elected Board and its mission is the promotion of the transatlantic business interests of its members. The Chamber is a private sector non-profit organization that receives no funding from either the Canadian nor British Governments, however the BCCTC maintains a close relationship and receives support from the British High Commission, and its offices across Canada, and Global Affairs Canada.
The BCCTC, through a Memorandum of Understanding, maintains close ties with the Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and other Chambers based in Britain. This agreement encourages meetings of key leaders in both the UK and Canada. In addition the BCCTC is a member of the British American Business Council (BABC) the largest transatlantic business network, with 33 chapters – and 2,500 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals – based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom; and has a partnership with the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe COBCOE – a dynamic business organization representing and linking 40 British chambers of commerce and over 10,000 businesses across 37 countries. COBCOE works closely with our chambers to advance international trade and business with the United Kingdom, and are considered to be an effective voice for British business with access to key political and business decision makers both in London, Brussels and other parts of Europe. COBCOE is a founder member of British Business Worldwide, the global British business network.
In Toronto, BCCTC has a seat on the Board of the European Union Chamber Commerce of Canada, which is made up of the 28 countries with active associations in Toronto; and frequently partners and promotes events with bilateral and multilateral Chambers of Commerce such as the THCC – Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, HKTDC – Hong Kong Trade and Development Corporation, CERBA – Canada EuroAsia Russia Business Association, AMCHAM – American Chamber of Commerce, the PCCC – Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce, to name a few.
The aim of the BCCTC is to provide a business networking forum for companies and individuals engaged in business between Canada, the UK, and Europe. This consists of Breakfast Seminars, Networking evenings, Golf Tournament, Christmas Luncheon, and the business conference on “Doing Business with the UK”.