Cambridge Chamber of Commerce



Vaccination Certification Program


Implementation of the vaccination certification program took effect on September 22nd.


If you missed a special edition of Chamber Chat on the Vaccination Certification rollout, you can still watch it. Greg shared briefing notes that include settings were patrons must be fully vaccinated, exemptions, proof of vaccination and identity, implementation, and enforcement. Click here to watch.


Accepted Vaccines (non-Health Canada approved vaccines) - Click to view.

Ontario link to download proof of vaccination.

Ministry of Health Q&A . Click to view.

Vaccination Proof of Vaccination Posters -  Click here to download.



Letter to Cambridge & Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Members


We are forwarding the enclosed letter to your attention outlining our collective concerns with the use of QR apps for the confirmation of customer vaccination.


While we support the Ontario government in its efforts to make businesses and other establishments safe for employees, customers and clients, we are asking that businesses be allowed to secure the QR app well in advance of October 22, 2021 to ensure a safe, efficient and cost-effective transition to the new system.


A list of contact information for Premier Ford and Waterloo Region’s members of the Ontario Legislature is enclosed if you wish to forward your views.





Greg Durocher

President & CEO

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

[email protected]




Ian McLean

President & CEO

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

[email protected]











Coronaviruses are viruses that are common in humans and animals, such as bats, cattle, and cats. At times animal coronaviruses infect people and spread. COVID-19 has been spreading from person to person in several countries, most notably China.


Here are some good practices to take note of:


  • People who are sick need to stay home particularly if they have a fever and should not come back to work until they have been fever free for 24 hours.

  • People who have visited locations that are known to have COVID-19 outbreaks should self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

  • Encourage everyone to use the utmost in person hygiene behaviors such as frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer use.

  • Clean work areas frequently, particularly those that are used by multiple people.

  • Resist handshakes or other greetings that might spread the virus. Some have taken to elbow tapping or fist pumping instead.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue so that there is zero spread from the cough or sneeze.

  • If you or someone around you displays any type of respiratory distress immediately get help.

  • The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce will have hand sanitizers at all events.

  • Should anyone at any Cambridge Chamber of Commerce event become infected with COVID-19 all attendees of the event will be notified as well as Ontario Health officials.


The Chamber will continue to follow the advice of the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, who are working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and other healthcare providers and agencies to monitor the situation and coordinate actions as appropriate.


We recognize that this is an evolving situation, and we will continually reassess our policies and procedures as new information becomes available. If there are cancellations or changes to our schedule, we will notify all event registrants by email and/or phone. Additionally, any cancellation notices will be posted on our social media channels and website.