Our Mission

The NV Chamber will be the catalyst for a thriving, connected community through strong partnerships, informed members, and bold leadership.

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Our Story

For more than 120 years, the North Vancouver Chamber has been the voice of business for our region. We have continued to support a strong, diverse business community that has grown from its roots on the waterfront to a thriving populated community.

Originally created as the North Vancouver Board of Trade in 1911, it was not until 1961 that our name was changed to the current North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Whatever our name, the relevance of a connected, vibrant and vocal business community remains.

NVC Strategic Plan

2022-2023 Year In Review

As a non-profit organization, the North Vancouver Chamber is always working to optimize the member value and benefits, and also the leverage of the resources we have available to us. This year we set a new benchmark for our North Vancouver Chamber through the strength of the advocacy work, new connections made, and relevant events and education.

View the report to see A Year in Review 2022-2023.

Our Partners

Support Your Chamber

As a not-for-profit organisation, we’d like to thank our North Vancouver Chamber Partners for their generous support. Without their contributions, our programs, events and advocacy on your behalf would not be possible. If you are interested in supporting the work we do at the North Vancouver Chamber, or you would like to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us. We offer a number of ways you can get involved that will help showcase your company’s brand and strengthen your reputation in the community.








Meet the Team

Our North Vancouver Chamber team are dedicated in their support of members and our amazing North Vancouver business community.


Patrick Stafford-Smith

Patrick Stafford-Smith

Patrick Stafford-Smith has held leadership roles and business consulting experience across corporate, public sector and small entrepreneurial organizations. He’s provided mentorship to business owners and leaders through his own consulting business, and previously worked in both operations and marketing positions with technology ventures, resource and engineering firms. He’s also actively involved in community-based non-profits.  Patrick holds an MBA from UBC and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University, and holds a P.Eng. designation.


Shelley VanderWal

Office Lead
Shelley VanderWal
Office Lead

Shelley VanderWal joined the North Vancouver Chamber in 2012. She brings many years of experience from other corporations and businesses to her position. Shelley provides support to all Chamber staff and our Membership.

Shelley enjoys all that the North Shore has to offer including activities, arts and culture, and the great people who also call the North Shore their home.

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Debbie Janson

Membership Engagement & Events Manager
Debbie Janson
Membership Engagement & Events Manager

Debbie joined the North Vancouver Chamber in August 2018. She brings many years of experience in the non-profit sector along with a strong support for the Chamber movement. She has organized numerous business and community events during her career. Debbie enjoys meeting members, sharing the benefits of membership businesses and organizing events that build community. Debbie grew up and currently lives in North Vancouver.