The Junior Chamber of commerce of Montreal
The Junior Chamber of commerce of Montreal (JCCM) is a group of young executives, professionals, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers aged between 18 and 40. Founded in 1931, it now has close to 1,500 members, aged 18 to 40, including 150 volunteers, making it the largest young chamber in the world. With its wide variety of events each year, the JCCM is a must for the development of the next generation of business people in Montreal.In addition, the JCCM relies on valuable funding from the Quebec government as well as the support of five major partners who care about the next generation: BMO Financial Group, Bell, CN, Energir and the City of Montreal.
Develop, represent and promote the next generation of business professionals.
A skilled and committed generation of young professionals contributing to building a bold, prosperous and united city.
Collaboration, commitment, innovation and leadership.
The JCCM’s Five Priorities
- Climate resilience
- Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Sustainable economic development
- Attraction, training and retention of talent
- Well being at work
Study on the Issues, Values and Priorities of the JCCM
The firm Leger was commissioned by the JCCM to conduct a study with its members, former members and event participants to find out Montreal’s young business professionals’ opinion on current topics related to the values and priorities of the JCCM.
More specifically, the objectives of the study were to determine:
- Social issues seen as most important;
- Values to promote in the workplace;
- Montreal’s young business professionals’ perception of economic development;
- Their perception of the City of Montreal;
- Issues related to entrepreneurship.
Click here to download the detailed report of the study (in French only).
A few business people and a group of young students attending HEC Montreal founded the JCCM on October 28, 1931. Several prominent figures have shaped its history since – these include Maurice Trudeau, Daniel Johnson and Dominique Anglade. The JCCM was the first chamber of commerce to open its doors to women in 1956, and today, the chamber enjoys a truly rich and diversified membership.