Is the Chamber a lobby or advocacy group?
The Chamber is not a lobby group and only advocates broadly for increased trade and investment between Canada and African markets. We do however serve as an exchange to discuss ideas on strategy and public policy, without endorsing any specific position or approach.
Policy makers and fellow business associations have engaged the Chamber specifically to understand the discussions, policy ideas and strategies which have been presented, debated and curated at our events. For example: The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, underscores policy commitments on Africa
Who are Chamber partners?
Global Affairs Canada, MineAfrica Inc, APO Media Group, 6ix, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, The Southern Africa-Canada Chamber of Commerce and McGill University.
How are Chamber partners determined?
Chamber partners are those with whom we can work to accelerate our mission. They are approved at our board level.
Who are Chamber partners and how do I become one?
Chamber partners agree to deliver the Chamber mandate through shared responsibilities for specific events and event programs. Chamber partners are approved at the board level and proposals are received on an ongoing basis.
Do you administer grant funding or scholarships?
While the Chamber does not do so directly, our members, partners and sponsors have ensured access to thousands of participants in Chamber events.
What is your relationship with governments and policy makers?
The Government of Canada is a partner in specific events through Global Affairs Canada. Various African governments are members through their local embassies and high commissions. We do not take grant funding from governments but provide services available to the public and private sector alike through organizing events.