- To represent, support, and promote Canada-Philippines business interests.
- To represent all Canada-Philippines business interests in all areas of the Philippines
- To be an effective advocate for advancement of Canada-Philippines business interests
- To provide valued support to members for their Canada-Philippines business interests
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) was established in 1989. It is incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines as a non-profit organization.
Membership is open to Canadian, Philippine, and other third country corporations and individuals that have Canada-Philippines business interests. The membership includes large multinational corporations, small and medium business enterprises, and persons involved in a whole range of business activities including international trade, investment and labor mobility.
CanCham is governed within the framework set in its By-Laws registered with SEC. CanCham members elect the Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees elects the President, Vice Presidents, and Treasurer. The Board of Trustees appoints the Board of Governors to provide it with advice on major institutional and policy issues.
CanCham is managed by a full time Executive Director supported by a secretariat with offices and staff in Manila, Cebu City and Davao City.
All Trustees, Governors, other Officers and the Executive Director of CanCham are required to comply with a Code of Conduct approved by the Board of Trustees.