For chambers, by chambers
Chambers of commerce and boards of trade have long recognized the value of employee benefits and the difficulties smaller employers face obtaining quality, affordable coverage. It was 1971 when the Chamber movement developed the first nationally based plan to address the needs of their members.
One philosophy has driven the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan since its creation: providing affordable, competitive, secure benefits to employees of small businesses. The results – over 30,000 participating firms, and 3,000 new groups joining the Plan each year.
The Chambers of Commerce Insurance Corporation of Canada (CCICC) oversees Chambers Plan. The CCICC is a not-for-profit organization representing Plan participants across Canada, including the chambers of commerce and boards of trade that offer the program, and the people insured under it.
Participating chambers appoint or elect directors to the board from each region of the country. One director from each region must be a paid chamber of commerce or board of trade employee, and the other must be a volunteer. Directors do not receive salaries. Through its directors, the CCICC works to ensure the Plan is appropriately marketed and administered, and the benefits available to members continue to meet their current needs.
Current CCICC board members:
Shauna Feth, President & CEO Alberta Chambers of Commerce
Brad Severin, Sherwood Park
Sheri Somerville, CEO Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
David Hooley, Charlottetown, PEI
Kim Smythe, President & CEO Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
Allan Asaph, Abbotsford
Chuck Davidson (Chair), President & CEO Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Paul Holden, Winnipeg
Debbi Nicholson, President & CEO Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Bob Armstrong, Lindsay
Jean-Guy Delorme, Vice President Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
Dominique Laverdure, Mont-Tremblant
Prabha Ramaswamy, CEO Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
Valerie Sluth, Regina
Loren Remillard, President & CEO, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Shelley Morris (Secretary-Treasurer)