• Bursary Information

    Chamber Executives of Ontario is committed to Professional Development

    The Board of Directors of CEO is pleased to offer two (2) bursaries for each of our conferences: The Fall Conference held in November and the Winter Conference & AGM in February.  The bursaries are applied toward up to two night's accommodation and the cost of the conference registration (maximum value $ 500). Travel to the conference will remain the responsibility of the recipient.
    Interested parties are requested to submit a letter to the President of CEO, clearly stating the reason the bursary is needed and how participating in the conference will benefit the individual and their Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade. Letters should be no longer than 2 pages (maximum).
    It should be noted that the preference for bursaries will be given to:
    • Chambers/Boards with a Demonstrated Financial Need  AND/OR
    • Small Chambers AND/OR
    • First Time Participants


    The Chair reserves the right not to award any bursaries from the submissions received.  Members are eligible to apply once every five years but under extraordinary circumstances and at the Chair’s discretion could be reconsidered after 3 years.

    Please email your letter to lcrisp@chamberexecutives.on.ca

  • November 2019 Bursary Recipient

    Linda Branderhorst, General Manager, Simcoe & District Chamber of Commerce

    Attending the Chamber Executives of Ontario conference was a pleasure.   As promised, it provided me with an opportunity to network with colleagues, many of whom share similar events, strategies and challenges.    It was wonderful to learn best practices throughout the province and be able to come back to the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce with practical solutions to run with.    Without the bursary, I would not have had the chance to attend and meet this great team of professionals all working towards a common goal.   Thank you, Chamber Executives of Ontario!
  • February 2019 Bursary Recipient

    Julie Campbell

    Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce

    "I attended my first Chamber Executives of Ontario Conference in my second year at the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce. I regret not knowing about this organization sooner! My colleagues were extremely welcoming, and eager to share resources.
    It was amazing to connect with other Chambers and especially comforting to find out that many are facing the same challenges. As a part of CEO, I feel like the answer to my question is just a phone call away! I highly recommend this conference for all Chamber Staff."
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