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, the organization has nearly 1,600 members and about 150 volunteers. It is one of the largest networks of young business people 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. The JCCM has the support of its four major partners: BMO Financial Group, Bell, Énergir and the City of Montreal.

Mission 

Develop, represent and promote the next generation of business professionals.

Vision

A skilled and committed generation of young professionals contributing to building a bold, prosperous and united city.

Values

Collaboration, commitment, innovation and leadership.

The JCCM’s Five Priorities

  • Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility;
  • Entrepreneurship and economy;
  • Education and student retention;
  • The status and leadership of women;
  • The retention of talent in Montreal.

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).

History

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.