National industry organizations
This information from the Minister’s transition binder was current as of November 2019. We don’t update this page as it is part of the historical record.
Aluminium Association of Canada
President and CEO: Jean Simard, (514) 288-4842 ext. 225, email@example.com
The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to represent the Canadian aluminium industry in its dealings with citizens, public authorities, current and potential users of aluminium, as well as other players on the economic scene.
The AAC was founded with a view to grouping together into a single representative body Canada's three aluminium producers: Alcoa, Aluminerie Alouette and Rio Tinto Alcan. The AAC focuses on solving its members' common-interest concerns of a non-competitive nature.
AAC contends that the presence of the aluminium industry in Canadian and the 10 aluminium smelters they operate make the industry a powerful lever for the national economy while providing a permanent and increasing contribution to the economic wealth of Canada and Quebec. The industry is among the top three industrial sectors of Quebec, both in terms of production value and foreign sales volume.
Association of Canadian Port Authorities
President: Wendy Zatylny, (613) 232-2036 ext. 201, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) was founded in 1958 and brings together ports and related marine interests into one national association. ACPA represents all Canadian Port Authorities, various government entities and companies doing business in the marine sector. ACPA members are responsible for more than 250,000 direct and indirect jobs and handling more than $400 billion worth of goods annually.
The Key Industrial Issues that the ACPA is concerned with are: competitiveness, infrastructure, security, sustainable development, legislation and regulation, and innovation and technology.
The ACPA has a number of programs related to education which includes seminars and conferences throughout the year, including Operations Seminar, Governance Seminar, Annual Port/Government Interface, Policy and Technical Workshops, and the Annual General Meeting and Conference. These are opportunities for all members and non-members in the port community to discuss issues and to network. As well, ACPA seeks to recognize the achievements of those in the port community that are deserving of industry recognition.
Canada Cleantech Alliance
Chair: Denis Leclerc, email@example.com
CanadaCleantech Alliance coordinates regional clusters, associations and hubs to identify and crowdsource issues, obtain guidance and mobilize for change. Canada Cleantech Alliance was created in March 2016 as an alliance between the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance, BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, MaRs Discovery and Ecotech Quebec. It aims to provide a national voice for Canada’s cleantech sector and to serve as a focal point to help transition Canada to a stronger, climate-resilient economy
Canadian Association of Forest Owners
Managing Director: Christopher Lee (613) 410-6455, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Association of Forest Owners (CAFO) is a non-profit association that works with some of the 450,000 individuals, families, farmers, companies and associations who own and manage forest land across Canada to ensure policy decisions respect private property rights. Private forest land comprises over 10% of managed forest land in Canada and is a significant contributor to the environment, economy, and communities.
CAFO members own and manage over 3 million hectares of private forest land from coast to coast. Additionally, members also manage over 15 million hectares of Crown (public) forest land.”
CAFO strives to balance the public interest and private property rights within a policy and incentive framework that encourages responsible stewardship.
CAFO is active on two of five SARAC Working Groups that deal with Multi-Species, Place-Based approaches to species at risk, and Knowledge Plan, which is examining the availability and use of data, data sharing and the protection of proprietary information.
Key areas of policy interest:
An essential element to promote viability of private forests and encourage responsible stewardship is the coordination of landowner interaction with federal agencies to ensure that legislation and policy decisions are well informed about potential impacts on privately owned lands. CAFO focuses on dialogue, information exchange and negotiation with Environment and Climate Change Canada and other federal regulators regarding laws designed to protect endangered species, fisheries and migratory birds. These regulations can have serious impacts on the management of forest land.
- Federal Protected Areas and Conservation Objectives
- Sustainable development
- Government Regulation on Private Land
- Designation and Protection of Critical Habitat
- Species at Risk Canada: Migratory birds
A representative of the Canadian Association of Forest Owners, Christopher Lee, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
President and CEO: Tim McMillan
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents Canada’s upstream oil, oil sands and natural gas industry. CAPP membership includes more than 90 producer members and 150 associate members. CAPP’s mission is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.
In working towards responsible development of oil and gas resources, CAPP has identified several priority environmental issues:
- Climate change – CAPP’s “Climate Change Policy Principles” include balance, technology, predictability and stability, compatibility and harmonization. The organization’s climate change work focuses on identifying improved efficiencies and innovative technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Air – CAPP is working to improve public confidence in the way sour gas is regulated, developed and produced. The industry has also partnered with the Clean Air Strategic Alliance to create guidelines for reducing flaring and venting.
- Water – CAPP focuses on reducing water use and protecting offshore marine environments.
- Land – CAPP’s areas of interest include using research and technology to reduce the size of tailings ponds, pursuing effective reclamation and generally protecting wildlife.
- CAPP is an active stakeholder on boreal caribou conservation, and has in the past provided detailed input to various federal documents including SARA section 63 reports.
A representative of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Amit Saxena, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI)
The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) is an industry association made up of over 200 member companies in the recycling sector that process, broker, and consume recyclable commodities, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electronics, paper, rubber, glass, textiles, and plastics. CARI was founded in 1941 at the request of the Canadian government, which sought high-quality scrap metal to support the war effort. CARI has evolved into a powerful industry association representing companies from small family scrap yards to massive capital-intensive processing plants. Members are engaged in the recycling of all commodities, but the majority deal primarily or exclusively in metals. Every activity CARI undertakes is aimed at improving the economic position of our member companies and promoting the recycling industry.
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Executive Vice President: Dennis Laycraft
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is a non-profit federation comprised of eight provincial member cattle associations that provide representation to a national, producer-led board of directors. The 27-member board provides the leadership and unity necessary to speak as one voice on issues of importance to the beef cattle industry. CCA’s operating divisions carry out the day-to-day business in support of the vision, policies and recommendations established by the board.
Current key areas of focus include market access and trade regulations, sustainability, animal care, animal health and food safety, grading/inspection, marketing, government and regulatory affairs, fiscal/monetary policy and business risk management.
The organization’s major areas of work include:
- Competitiveness – CCA advocates for competitiveness in the cattle feeding and beef processing sectors. CCA’s focuses on international market access barriers and labour shortages in agriculture and meat processing sectors.
- Market Access – CCA supports Canada’s involvement in free trade agreements and efforts to create predictable and level trading environments with key markets. Market access also involves working to overcome trade restrictive measures and trade obstacles, while promoting science-based approaches. CCA’s priority market access and trade files include: export to the European Union, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade and Agreement (CETA), the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), South Korea Free Trade Agreement tariffs and the Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement.
A representative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Larry Thomas, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association
President: Shannon Coombs, (613) 232-6616, ext. 11 email@example.com
- The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) is a national trade association representing the consumer, industrial and institutional specialty products industry. As of 2015, CPPA has 36 member companies in 118 facilities across Canada. It is a $20 billion industry directly employing over 12,000 people.
- The mission of CCSPA is to enhance the ability of member companies to conduct business effectively by fostering industry and government cooperation, advocating for fair and science-based policies and laws, promoting industry-wide environmental sustainability initiatives and providing a national voice for communications to all stakeholders.
- CCSPA established an Environmental, Health and Safety Code of Ethics for members to follow. The organization is also involved in the various programs responsible for the Blue Box Recycling Program and the collection of paint and other consumer product materials (Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste-MHSW) in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
- In 2008, CCSPA initiated the Consumer Ingredient Communication Initiative, a voluntary program that makes ingredient information for common household products like cleaning solutions, polishes, dyes, fragrances and preservatives available to consumers either on the product label, the company’s website, or by toll-free numbers.
Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters
President: Jean Lanteigne, (819) 777-3474, toll-free: 1-800-758-3981 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) is a non-profit organization that supports the health and vitality of the Canadian fishing industry. It was created with an objective of representing Canadian fish harvesters’ interests, helping lead in the development of having fish harvesting become a recognized profession and to help with the implementation of training and adjustment programs.
Founded in 1995, CCPFH acts as a National Industry Sector Council to support the skills and human resource capacity needs of the fishing industry in Canada.
A Board of Directors governs CCPFH. Directors are appointed by fish harvester organizations from across the country representing the Atlantic, Pacific, Freshwater and First Nations fisheries.
CCPFH represents the interests of fish harvesters across Canada by:
- bringing fish harvesters’ common concerns and issues forward to federal, provincial and territorial levels of government.
- providing structure and leadership along with partners for the development of professionalization of fish harvesters.
Key areas of policy interest:
- Seal harvesting
- The government consultation process
- Atlantic, pacific, freshwater and First Nations fisheries
Canadian Council for Importers Compliance
Chairman: George A. Gowing, 450-240-0199
The Canadian Council for Importers Compliance (CCIC) was formed following discussions with Transport Canada that identified the need for a professional organisation that would bring administrative order and technical standardization to an industry in need of assistance.
The founders George A. Gowing, engineer and Paulette Lussier Gowing have been involved with the production, compliance testing and .regulatory certification of motor vehicles under the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Act and CMVSS regulations since 1970.
The Council believes excellence is achieved by sharing, collection and making available knowledge and expertise from all segments of the industry, not by deception and/or shortcuts.
The Council will promote administrative comprehension and technical competence by working with the industry, organizing, channelling and refining services that exist. Resolving the problems identified by Transport Canada, Environment Canada & other government Agencies will require an industry effort, not a one man show.
The Council has developed expertise in both the administrative and technical aspects of emissions certification to assist importers in understanding emissions requirements and testing protocols as well as planning and executing a successful certification program.
Canadian Electricity Association
President and CEO: Francis Bradley
Founded in 1891, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is the national forum and voice of the electricity business in Canada. CEA is comprised of corporate utility member companies, major electrical manufacturers, corporate consulting companies and several hundred other company and individual members. CEA members provide over 95% of the electricity in Canada.
CEA’s environmental work includes:
- Species at Risk –CEA has been actively engaged in the Five Year Review of the Species at Risk Act that began in 2009. CEA appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development in June 2015 to discuss critical SARA issues faced by the electricity industry.
- Polychlorinated ciphenyls (PCBs) –Minimizing the adverse environmental impacts of its members’ facilities, operations and businesses by addressing issues such as air quality, mercury, priority spills and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs);
- Climate change –Managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to mitigate the impact of operations on climate change, while adapting to its effects.
CEA is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Clean Energy, which is studying means to design and manage a transition toward clean energy systems. CEA also supports the Clean Energy Dialogue, established in February 2009, to identify ways Canada and the U.S. can jointly develop clean energy solutions to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.
A representative of the Canadian Electricity Association, Terry Toner, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
President and CEO: Chris Bloomer
The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies, which transport nearly all of Canada’s daily crude oil and natural gas from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and the United States (U.S.). CEPA’s mission is to enhance the operating excellence, business environment and recognized responsibility of the Canadian energy transmission pipeline industry through leadership and credible engagement between member companies, governments, the public and stakeholders. Members have operations in Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
CEPA lists its goals as:
- increasing the safety, transparency and accountability of the industry;
- improving CEPA’s business environment;
- communicating with key stakeholders to improve trust and credibility; and
- increasing the exchange of ideas and best practice in select areas related to performance, business environment and technology.
The Association seeks to demonstrate to Canadians how natural gas is a smart foundation for Canada’s evolving energy mix, and to encourage supportive public policy in Canada.
A representative of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Sue Flaman, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Director: Frank Annau, Environment and Science Policy, 613-236-3633 x2328
The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is Canada's largest general farm organization, representing 200,000 farmers and farm families. The organization is headquartered in Ottawa, with the mandate to provide a unified industry voice at the national level. The CFA was formed in 1935, and continues today as a farmer-funded, national umbrella organization. It represents:
- Provincial general farm organizations: representing the interests of that province’s agriculture whose membership is open to all farmers in that province, either directly or through other organizations
- National or interprovincial Commodity Organizations: representing a major proportion of that commodity in a region or across Canada
- National or interprovincial producer-owned and controlled cooperatives: those who demonstrate substantial involvement of producers; membership is subject to CFA board approval.
In addition, CFA partners with a vast number of other industry associations, think tanks, academic groups, and private companies on projects that touch many different aspects of the agricultural sector.
Its mission is to promote the interests of Canadian agriculture producers, through leadership at the national level, and to ensure the continued development of a trusted, sustainable, and vibrant agriculture sector in Canada.
The CFA met in July with federal and provincial agricultural minsters and presented a position paper entitled Producing Prosperity in Canada and focused on three key issues - Food Security, Environmental Stewardship, and Economic Growth.
Key areas of policy interest:
- Carbon pricing and climate change
- Rural investment
- Mental health
- Species at Risk
- Supply management
- International trade
A representative of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Frank Annau, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Fuels Association
President: Peter Boag, email@example.com
The Canadian Fuels Association (CFA) represents the industry that supplies 95 percent of Canada’s transportation fuels. CFA’s goal is to help their members meet the environmental policy objectives of government and expectations of Canadians without compromising their access to a secure, reliable and competitively priced fuel supply.
CFA’s key activities include:
- establishing working relationships with governments to develop public policy;
- developing guidelines for the safe handling of petroleum products; and
- providing information about the petroleum industry to the public.
Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association
President and CEO: Jennifer Stewart, (613) 915-5699, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (CIPMA) is a national not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of its members from the fuel distribution and marketing industry. CIPMA engages in advocacy work at the federal and provincial levels, using extensive research and knowledge of fuel markets and independent fuel marketers’ business models. Currently, advocacy efforts are aimed at enhancing awareness on the impact of credit card fees on independent business within Canada.
CIPMA also informs member companies of current and impending legislation, major market and regulatory trends and valuable networking event such as the Canadian Fuel Marketing Conference.
CIPMA’s mission is to ensure the sustainability and growth of an independent fuel marketing and distribution sector at both the wholesale and retail levels in Canada. Their specific goals include:
- ensuring that independent fuel marketers thrive and have the opportunity to earn a fair and reasonable return that is proportionate to their business risk and capital investment; and
- ensuring that Canadian consumers and independent fuel marketers have access to a competitively priced and readily available supply of fuel products in all regions of the country.
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
President and CEO: Dennis Darby
The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business. Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 companies nationwide. More than 85% of its members are small- and medium-sized enterprises and collectively account for an estimated 82% of Canadian manufacturing production and 90% of all goods and services exports. The mission of CME is to help Canadian manufacturers and exporters compete and win in domestic and global markets by leveraging its leadership, expertise, connections, and the strengths of its membership.
As Canada’s largest trade and industry association, CME focuses on the issues that are most critical to its members – manufacturing competitiveness, US business, international markets, people and skills, energy and the environment. Its three priorities for its member companies are:
- Saving expenses, materials, and time – By leveraging the strengths of the country’s most extensive industrial network, CME provides members opportunities through the Industry Benefits Program, educational programs, and events to provide tools to boost efficiencies, and through advocating for policies and taxation frameworks that improve profits.
- Making profits – With strategic partners in every sector of the economy, CME provides access to business opportunities nationally and globally. CME links companies to new market opportunities, technologies, and sources of funding in more than 50 countries while trade missions and events offer members direct access to key contacts and executives in the global economy. CME’s insight is relied upon by all levels of government to help share business policy, providing members reciprocal access to markets and reduced barriers to trade.
- Connecting members – CME connects members with the information, networking opportunities, and advocacy needed to be successful in the international marketplace and hosts more than 700 virtual and in-person events.
Canadian Maritime Law Association
President: David Colford, (514) 393-3700, email@example.com
The Canadian Maritime Law Association (CMLA) is a not-for-profit corporation composed primarily of practicing maritime lawyers and other persons interested in the shipping and maritime industry. The mandate of the CMLA is to advance the development of effective, modern commercial maritime law within Canada and internationally.
The principal role of the CMLA is to represent all Canadian commercial maritime interests for the uniform development of Canadian and international maritime laws affecting marine transportation and related aspects.
Within Canada, the CMLA has worked actively with government and industry to advance new legal developments in many fields including:
- carriage of goods by sea;
- carriage of passengers by water;
- customs regulations;
- federal marine insurance legislation;
- international shipping corporations;
- liability of freight forwarders;
- limitation of liability for ship operators;
- marine pollution from oil and hazardous substances;
- maritime salvage;
- tanker safety regulations; and
- Transportation Safety Board regulations.
Canadian Nuclear Association
President and CEO: John Gorman, (613) 237-4262, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs: Steve Coupland, (613) 237-4262, email@example.com
The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit organization established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.
CNA activities include efforts to:
- Create and foster a political environment and reasonable regulatory framework for advancing the nuclear industry in Canada.
- Encourage cooperation among various industries, utilities, educational institutions, government departments and agencies, and other authoritative bodies that have a common interest in the development of economic uses for nuclear power and radioisotopes.
- Encourage cooperation with other associations that have similar objectives and purposes.
CNA hosts an annual conference in Ottawa that focuses on strategic dialogue on industry developments and policies for both the public and private stakeholders, that include emerging technologies and issues such as Small Modular Reactors and Climate Change.
A representative of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Daniel Gibson, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Canadian Paints and Coatings Association
President and CEO: Gary LeRoux, (613) 231-3604
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) represents Canada’s major paint and coating manufacturers and their industry suppliers and distributors, in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial and automotive coatings. CPCA works to ensure that members are fully conversant and compliant with all federal-provincial legislative and regulatory requirements in Canada.
The CPCA leads various initiatives to help protect the environment and enhance human health and quality-of-life:
- Paint and Coatings Working Group (PCWG) – The CPCA, Health Canada and Environment Canada created the PCWG, which meets regularly to share scientific knowledge and perspectives on sector products.
- Product Stewardship Principles for Effective Post-consumer Paint Management –This post-consumer paint management policy document outlines many of the components and issues that associations may consider when contemplating how to address the issue of post-consumer paint. The document is meant to serve as guidance in the development of a policy that addresses how industry can step forward to implement and manage a post-consumer paint waste program.
- Managing Leftover Post-Consumer Paint – The CPCA supports efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sound ways of dealing with leftover post-consumer paint. To help ensure that leftover paint is used appropriately, the CPCA has acknowledged its responsibility for sharing knowledge of its products and their packages.
- Coatings Care® comprehensive environmental program – This program expresses the paint and coatings industry’s aim of enhancing product integrity and quality while adopting the sound health, safety and environmental practices defined in the program’s Codes of Management Practices.
- Air Quality issue responses – The CPCA and the government collaborated on the development of regulations to limit Volatile Organic Compounds emissions in architectural and industrial maintenance coatings and in automotive refinish coatings.
- Working Together to Eliminate Lead Paint – The CPCA works with Health Canada, relevant stakeholders and industry generally to help prevent product-related injuries and to promote safety and the responsible use of household products in Canada.
Canadian Plastics Industry Association
President and CEO: Carol Hochu, (905) 678-7748 ext . 229, firstname.lastname@example.org
Incepted in 1943, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) served as the national voice for and leader in plastics sustainability across Canada, representing the interests of the plastics value chain including resin and raw material suppliers, processors/converters, equipment suppliers, recyclers and brand owners.
CPIA is a member driven, non-profit organization advocacy organization dedicated to the growth of the plastics businesses and helping the industry reach its full potential.
Canadian Steel Producers Association
President: Catherine Cobden, email@example.com
Through the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA), member companies seek to advance public policies to advance their competitiveness, innovation, environmental performance, skilled and productive workforce, and community responsibility. These objectives are further advanced by working to ensure free and fair steel trade as well as a globally competitive business environment.
The CSPA’s main areas of work include:
- Trade – CSPA collaborates with other steel-producing nations towards agreements to eliminate or greatly reduce market-distorting subsidies. In cooperation with the federal government, the CSPA is actively working to address these problems in the World Trade Organization and in the Steel Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
- Environment and Energy – CSPA strives for environmental improvements in areas such emissions of nitrogen oxide and total particulate matter, water treatment, steel recycling, climate change and energy conservation, and mercury pollution prevention.
- Manufacturing – CSPA advocates for making manufacturing a priority for government policy.
- Skills and Innovation – CSPA works to attract new workers to the steel industry and retain and upgrade the skills of the current workforce as industrial processes become more complex.
Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance
Board Chair: John Coyne, Unilever Canada Inc., John.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA) is a national, not-for-profit organization, founded in 2012. It represents the recycling interests of Canadian businesses, creating convenient, clever, environmentally sustainable ways for consumers to dispose of the paper, packaging and products these businesses create—from newspapers to glass, metals to plastics.
Canadian Trucking Alliance
President: Stephen Laskowski: Stephen.Laskowski@ontruck.org
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is the industry association representing Canada’s carriers, owners-operators and industry suppliers of Canada’s trucking industry. CTA represents the industry’s viewpoint on national and international policy, regulatory and legislative issues that affect the trucking industry.
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association
President: Mark A. Nantais
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) represents Canada’s three largest manufacturers of light and heavy duty motor vehicles. The CVMA’s membership includes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; Ford, Limited; and General Motors.
Collectively the CVMA members account for approximately 60% of vehicles produced in Canada, operate 5 vehicle assembly plants as well as engine and components plants, and have over 1,300 dealerships.
The CVMA’s current strategic priorities include:
- Enhance automotive competitiveness in Canada by promoting an investment climate that is conducive to advanced vehicle manufacturing and technology innovation. Included therein is the need for a competitive cost environment for manufacturing respecting energy rates (electricity), an efficient regulatory regime in which to operate and flexible investment supports.
- Ensure Canada’s free trade agreements support the highly integrated Canadian automotive manufacturing base and result in meaningful opportunities for two-way trade and increased Canadian vehicle exports.
- Continued pursuit of regulatory harmonization for Canadian and U.S. vehicle standards that considers the high levels of North American economic and manufacturing integration and the benefits to consumers.
In 2005, the CVMA and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Canada to reduce GHG emissions from Canada’s light duty vehicle sector by 5.3 megatonnes in 2010. CVMA strongly supported vehicle emission standards announced in April 2010. The Association is also involved in research and advocacy on climate change and clean fuel.
In addition, the CVMA has two programs related to the environment. The Canadian Automotive Pollution Prevention Project, initiated in 1992, has resulted in the elimination of more than 404,000 tonnes of toxic and targeted substances at the source. The project is a winner of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment 2000 Pollution Prevention Award. The other program is related to mercury switch recovery following a December 29, 2007, Environment Canada publication in the Canada Gazette Part 1.
The CVMA supported the June 2013 announcement that Environment Canada intends adopt Tier 3 emissions standards, harmonized with those developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Cement Association of Canada
President and CEO: Michael McSweeney, (613) 236-9471 ext.206, email@example.com
The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) represents the Canadian cement industry - eight companies with clinker and cement manufacturing facilities, granulators, grinding facilities and cement terminals. They strive to maintain a sustainable industry as well as promote and advance the economic, environmental and societal benefits of building with cement and concrete. A founding member of the Concrete Council of Canada, the CAC builds and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholder organizations. It advances the industry’s position as a proactive partner in addressing society’s sustainability challenge, and in the face of climate change, the resiliency imperative.
The CAC advocates for legislative and regulatory environments that allow a fair competitive playing field for its members at all levels of government and it advises on technical matters important to the cement and concrete industries, such as codes, standards, specifications and best practice. They advocate for:
- harmonizing federal and provincial greenhouse gas initiatives;
- aligning of Canada's corporate tax burden with the OECD average;
- reducing the regulatory administrative burden;
- improving the efficiency of permitting regimes in each jurisdiction; and
- passing legislation and regulations that enhances the industry's sustainability solutions.
All member companies of the CAC measure, monitor and publicly report the air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions data of each cement manufacturing plant on an annual basis through Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory and Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Member companies employ the Cement CO2 Protocol developed by the global Cement Sustainability Initiative to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions.
All of CAC’s member companies producing grey cement in Canada participate in the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). Led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the CSI is a global effort by 25 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries who believe there is a strong business case for the pursuit of sustainable development. As a condition of membership, the CSI requires commitment to and compliance with the CSI Charter. In the area of environmental performance, the CSI Charter calls for individual company action against three primary environmental performance indicators: CO2 and climate change, emissions reduction; and responsible use of fuels and materials.
Chamber of Shipping
President: Robert Lewis-Manning, 604-681-2351, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1923, the Chamber of Shipping is the voice of the marine industry on Canada’s west coast, representing vessel owners, operators and shipping agencies engaged in international trade through Canada’s Pacific gateway.The chamber examines day-to-day local issues, as well as wider national and international issues which have (or the potential to have) a bearing on the marine industry, commercially and/or operationally. It works closely with a number of other Canadian, U.S., and International marine and business associations to provide input at the highest levels of marine policy making.
One of the areas of advocacy is Environmental Performance. Commercial ship operators recognize the importance of minimizing the impact of vessel activity in ports and communities in which they operate.
The chamber was also one of nine groups in support of a conservation agreement introduced by the Department of Fisheries, Oceans and led by the Port of Vancouver aimed at better understanding and mitigating the impact of shipping activities on the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) in the Salish Sea.
Key areas of policy interest:
- Species at risk
- Energy pipelines
- Transportation infrastructure
- Emissions control
- Ballast control
A representative of the Chamber of Shipping, Robert Lewis-Manning, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
President and CEO: Bob Masterson, (613) 237-6215 ext. 234, email@example.com
Established in 1962, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada represents over 50 companies manufacturing basic chemicals and resins.
Members transform raw materials like natural gas liquids, oil, minerals, electricity and biomass into the building blocks needed to manufacture some 70,000 products that we depend on every day.
The chemistry industry is positioned at the crossroads between Canada's resource base–including mining, forestry, agriculture and oil and gas–and Canada's manufacturers, including the food and beverage sector, construction, plastics and rubbers, textiles and clothing, electrical and electronics and transportation equipment.
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada has identified several environmental priorities including reducing emissions, climate change, and international accountability. The Association produces an annual Reducing Emissions report summarizing the overall environmental performance of its member companies, and works towards sustainability through its voluntary Responsible Care® program. The Responsible Care® program verifies that companies are complying with an established code of practice through which they commit to innovate for safer and more environmentally-friendly products and processes, and to work cooperatively to identify and eliminate harm throughout the entire life of their products.
Cosmetic Alliance Canada
President and CEO: Darren Praznik
Cosmetics Alliance Canada, formerly the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry. With over 150 member companies, Cosmetics Alliance Canada maintains a constant dialogue with Canadian government officials to ensure effective representation of industry’s position on all regulatory matters.
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada
President and CEO: Shelagh Kerr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) was founded in 2003. It is a not-for-profit, industry-led organization created to design, promote and implement sustainable solutions for the recycling of end-of-life electronics. As of 2015, its membership is comprised of 30 leading electronics manufacturers.
EPSC has established product stewardship programs in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Retail Council of Canada. EPSC members also sit on the industry council for the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.
The Electronic Recycling Standard (ERS) was first developed in 2004 by EPSC. The intent of the ERS is to ensure that end-of-life electronics collected through the provincial stewardship programs are handled in a safe, environmentally sound and responsible manner. The original ERS has been revised several times and now incorporates the internationally recognized R2 Standard. The purpose of revising the ERS is to ensure that it meets the current needs of the stewardship programs as well as the evolving nature of electronic products and the recycling industry.
Explorers and Producers Association of Canada
Community Affairs Advisor: Terence Hughes, Regulatory and Community Affairs Advisor, Paramount Resources Ltd. and designated representative of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada for Caribou Range planning in the Province of Alberta. Phone: 403-206-3859, email@example.com
The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) represents Canadian oil and gas entrepreneurs, with 150 members that operate 65,000 wells and supply approximately 20% of Canada's oil and gas. Its members invest about $15 billion per annum across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, which supports employment for tens of thousands of Canadians, their families and communities, including indigenous communities.
EPAC was established in 1986 as the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada to be the voice of the junior and independent exploration and production companies within Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry. These producer members form the core of EPAC’s membership today.
They vary in size from small start-up companies to juniors and mid-sized independents. Many are publicly held and trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange while many more remain privately held.
Key areas of policy interest:
EPAC advocates to governments, policy makers and regulators to ensure that the interests of our members are reflected in a fiscal and regulatory framework that encourages investment and supports a prosperous oil and gas industry.
- Federal energy policy
- Oil pipeline expansion
- LNG projects
- Woodland and boreal caribou
- Indigenous rights
A representative of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada, Terrence Robert-Hughes, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
President and CEO: Garth Whyte, (613) 786-3030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fertilizer Canada, formally the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI), is an industry association that represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers.
Fertilizer Canada’s Vision 2020 Strategic Plan outlines the goals and commitments of the association through the year 2020. Fertilizer Canada’s major areas of work include:
Farming 4R Future - Collaborative programs that empower farmers across Canada to utilize the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework to help meet the common goal of a sustainable agricultural industry.
Fertilizer Safety & Security Council (FSSC) - The FSSC promotes the safe and secure manufacturing, handling, storage, transportation and application of commercial fertilizers thereby protecting employees, transportation workers, first responders, farmers and the general public from risk due to accidental release, environmental emergency, or criminal misuse of fertilizer products.
GrowZone – This program was developed by CFI to provide continuing education to fertilizer industry workers. Modules include training on driver fatigue, Ammonium Nitrate Security, Nitrous Oxide Emissions Protocol (NERP), and 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Crops Nutrients Council - The council strives to be a source of information for federal and provincial governments, as well as growers and the general public, and co-ordinates communication to these audiences about environmentally sound crop nutrient practices in the production of food.
Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP) - NERP is intended to reduce on-farm emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) in a quantifiable, credible and verifiable way.
4R Nutrient Stewardship – This program involves producers and their crop advisers selecting the right source-rate-time-place combination from practices validated by research conducted by agronomic scientists.
Nutrients for Life Foundation - Founded by CSI, this is a registered Canadian charitable organization that produces and distributes educational materials on soil science and agricultural sustainability. Its goal is to help Canadians better understand how nutrients increase the health and quality of our soil, improve production of nutritious foods and preserve green spaces.
Food Processors of Canada
Co-Chair: Robert K. Irving
FPC’s mandate is to advocate on behalf of Canadian owners and leaders of food based companies. FPC offers dedicated representation on key issues, advice on regulations, and policies, which affect Canadian competitiveness, and we actively work to remove barriers to our Member’s growth and investment. FPC are focused on market access, competitively priced inputs, and outcomes based policy for our Members.
Forest Products Association of Canada
President and CEO: Derek Nighbor
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs. FPAC represents almost all of the largest Canadian producers of forest products. Its members are responsible for 66% of the certified forest lands in Canada. FPAC designs programs to promote Canada’s leadership in trade and economic matters, sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship.
FPAC has expressed a commitment to managing forests sustainably. FPAC members have all the forestlands they manage independently certified to one of three certification systems in use in Canada: Canadian Standards Association, the Forest Stewardship Council, or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards. Since 2002, third-party certification has been a condition of FPAC membership.
FPAC members are responsible for 26 percent of all global certified forests. FPAC members are also working to enhance certification standards. Signing and implementing the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement signaled a commitment to developing world-leading forest management practices. The Agreement requires the signatory organizations, consisting of 9 non-governmental organizations and 17 FPAC member companies, to work together to create a plan for sustainable forest management practices.
As a part of its Vision2020 goals, FPAC uses an index of 12 environmental performance indicators to measure and report on the sector’s environmental footprint. It has committed to deliver a further 35% improvement in the sector’s environmental footprint by 2020.
FPAC is a very active stakeholder on boreal caribou conservation, and has in the past provided detailed input to various federal documents including SARA section 63 reports.
A representative of the Forest Products Association of Canada, Kate Lindsay, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
Global Automakers of Canada
President: David C. Adams
Global Automakers (GAC) is the national industry association representing the Canadian interests of 15 automakers. The GAC represents the interests of members engaged in the manufacturing, importation, distribution and servicing of light duty vehicles and advocates for sound public policy to support a competitive and sustainable automotive market in Canada. While the Association was initially dedicated to the interests of importers, it has broadened its focus as offshore-based companies have set up vehicle manufacturing plants in Canada.
Its mission is to:
- Achieve shared industry objectives on issues such as motor vehicle standards, consumer protection, the automobile and the environment, vehicle safety and international trade.
- Collect and disseminate information of interest to all members of the association
- Be a recognized source of industry information.
- Be a recognized information source for the public on the Canadian automotive industry.
In 2014, the member companies of the GAC represented 55.1% of the Canadian automotive market and directly and indirectly employed about 77,000 Canadians.
The GAC liaises with governments on the following issues:
- vehicle safety and environmental standards developed by federal and provincial governments;
- reducing barriers to international trade in vehicles, primarily tariffs;
- legal and consumer protection legislation, primarily at the provincial level;
- corporate taxation that impacts upon automotive investment and competitiveness in Canada;
- consumer taxation that impacts vehicle purchase decisions;
- customs clearance matters and cross border trade facilitation; and
- regulatory harmonization and mutual recognition of non-Canadian standards.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
President and CEO: Sandy MacLeod
Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association that represents more than 1,150 member companies in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. Members include manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who employ more than 50,000 people in Canada and represent an industry that delivers more than $7B annually to the Canadian economy.
Environmental Services that HRAI provides:
As the refrigeration and air conditioning industry is a major user of certain ozone-depleting substances (ODS) controlled under the Montreal Protocol, HRAI helps to coordinate this industry’s concerns with respect to the domestic implementation of the Protocol in Canada. In addition, HRAI raises awareness among its members of measures and obligations stemming from Canada’s Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations. In the early 1990s, it developed a one-day course on ODS management that refrigeration technicians in most provinces and territories must take in order to obtain certification.
HRAI also administers and oversees the work of Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC), a private consortium responsible for collecting and disposing of ozone-depleting and HFC refrigerants used in stationary refrigeration and air conditioning in Canada. Launched in the year 2000, RMC is the first industry program developed on the continent for the destruction of ozone-depleting and HFC refrigerants, and it remains the only such program in existence to this day.
Industrial Truck Association
Gary Cross, email@example.com
The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Members gain access to exclusive member services, such as industry engineering practices, statistical reporting, market development, training and networking.
International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada
Chair: Oscar Pinto, (604) 685-3318
The International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada Inc. (ISAC) was founded in 2004. The purpose of forming ISAC was to create an alliance of ship-owners that could focus on building trust and good will with various sectors of the industry both nationally and internationally including the provincial and federal governments of Canada, as well as specific interest groups such as labour and environmental organizations in an effort to establish open communications for effective working relationships.
ISAC works to strengthen Canada’s marine industry and work on creating a maritime cluster in Western Canada. In doing so, ISAC recognizes the need to be environmentally responsible while remaining competitive in the global marketplace. Knowledge of government policy and legislation, awareness of social and environmental impacts, co-ordination with various sectors such as the unions, are necessary factors to ensure a sustainable shipping industry.
ISAC supports the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and as part of the Canadian delegation, regularly attends the Marine Environmental Protection Committee meetings as an advisor to Transport Canada and Environment Canada.
Since 1959, the IMO, a United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships has been providing a forum for co- operation among Governments.
The IMO facilitates the adoption of comprehensive multilateral treaties for a wide range of technical measures, operational areas of competence affecting maritime safety, security, technological development, environmental initiatives, etc.
Since 1959 of the 51 treaty instruments IMO has adopted, 23 are directly environment-related.
Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association
Executive Director : Dr. Rasto Brezny, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA) is a non-profit association incorporated in Washington, D.C. MECA's members include leading manufacturers of a variety of emission control equipment and efficiency technologies for: 1) automobiles, trucks, and buses; 2) off-road vehicles; and 3) stationary sources.
Mining Association of Canada
President and CEO: Pierre Gratton
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is a national organization representing companies engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Member companies account for most of Canada’s production of base and precious metals, uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal, mined oil sands and industrial minerals. MAC’s mission is to contribute to building a strong, sustainable and internationally competitive Canadian mining, minerals and metals industry with broad national support and to promote sound corporate and public policy. MAC works with members to promote the industry nationally and internationally, work with governments on policies affecting the sector and educate the public on the value mining brings to the economy and the daily life of Canadians.
MAC is involved in a number of environmental policy issues such as environmental assessment, sustainability, wildlife and protected areas, pollutants, and climate change.
A representative of the Mining Association of Canada, Tara Shea, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada
President, NMMA Canada: Sara Anghel, 905-951-4048
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA) programs and services are designed to serve the best interests of its members and the recreational boating industry. To that end, NMMA:
- Represents the industry on public policy issues, advocating at provincial and federal levels of government to protect the interests of the marine industry and the users of products
- Collects, analyzes and distributes industry, economic and market data; NMMA is the industry’s primary source of recreational boating research, statistics and technical data.
- Promotes recreational boating through consumer outreach
- Provide information/represent the industry’s interests to the media and other public entities.
- Produces boat and sport shows in key North American markets to provide quality sales venues for exhibitors and consumers
- Co-owns/produces trade events IBEX (International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference) to generate business opportunities for marine companies
- Works to create opportunities overseas; offers information and services to help members expand into the global marketplace
- Maintains boat, trailer and oil certification programs to promote safety and help manufacturers produce quality products
- Assists the industry in continuously improving customer satisfaction with the purchase, delivery, product, use and after-sale experiences through CSI (Consumer Satisfaction Index) and Marine Five Star Dealer Certification programs
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
President and CEO: Kris R. Kiser
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OPEI is the advocacy voice of the industry, and a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in the development of safety and performance standards. OPEI is managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show, and the creative force behind the environmental education program, TurfMutt.com. OPEI-Canada represents members on a host of issues, including recycling, emissions and other regulatory developments across the Canadian provinces.
The OPEI is comprised of many committees, including but not limited to:
- Program/Policy: Oversee activities with battery/electric products, engines/fuel, ethanol education, greenscapes, ground-supported products, handheld products, blowers and legal/regulatory compliance.
- Battery and Electric Products Standards: Develop and maintain standards for robotic electric lawn mowers.
- Ground Supported Products Standards: Develop and maintain standards for commercial turf equipment, fuel systems, lawn mowers, log splitters, shredders/grinders, snow throwers, and tillers.
- Handheld Products Standards: Develop and maintain standards for blowers, chain saw, cut-off machines, trimmers, edgers, pruners, and brushcutters.
- Utility & Light Transportation Vehicle Standards: Oversee all activities associated with the development and maintenance of utility-specific technical activities.
PAC Packaging Consortium (formerly Packaging Association of Canada)
CEO: James Downham, email@example.com
PAC Packaging Consortium has been the voice of the Canadian packaging industry since 1950. Created as the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC), its membership has since grown to include about 430 corporate members, and over 1100 total associate members. In 2014, the association rebranded as PAC Packaging Consortium and now includes all of North America in its focus.
The PAC is unique in its membership because it represent the glass industry, or the plastic industry, or the food industry, but looks at issues that affect those groups, but don’t attempt to represent industries other than packaging. The groups is also involved in looking at issues horizontally across the supply chain, from retailers and fast food to large producers of glass, plastic, paper etc. Members also include packaging machinery companies, academic institutions and students and professional services members.
President and CEO: Sam Sebastian
Pelmorex is a Canadian corporation involved in the provision of weather services through The Weather Network and MétéoMedia. The company also provides the backbone of the national public alerting system (Alert Ready) – in collaboration with federal departments (including ECCC-MSC), provincial emergency management ministries and broadcast and wireless service providers. The Weather Network’s Commercial Services division provides a range of value-added weather services for a variety of industries, including hyperlocal weather products alongside health products like pollen and UV reporting. Pelmorex relies on the MSC’s monitoring data and predictions from ECCC computer prediction system to feed into its services.
Pelmorex has identified the following priorities:
- Expand service portfolio – established areas of interest include health, sales and marketing;
- Expand internationally – focus on markets such as Europe, the United States, Latin America, India and Australia;
- Improve data analytics capacities
Renewable Industries Canada
President: None at this time
Renewable Industries Canada, formally the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA), is is a business coalition representing leaders and innovators in Biofuels, Renewable Products, and Clean Technologies.
Its mission aims at working with government stakeholders and policymakers to identify climate solutions with growth opportunities; sharing expertise in planning and building initiatives with economic and environmental sustainability; and advocating for increases in adoption, production and innovation of Biofuels, Renewable Products, and Clean Technologies.
Responsible Distribution Canada
President: Cathy Campbell, 905-332-8777 ext. 21
Responsible Distribution Canada (RDC), formerly the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD), RDC represents 45 member companies across Canada, with 169 sites.
As a condition of membership, the member companies are committed to Responsible Distribution®. This Code of Practice governs member company actions to meet the guiding principles as they relate to all aspects of the distribution of chemicals, chemical products and chemical services.
The Guiding Principles state that member organizations shall:
- Distribute chemicals, chemical products, and provide services in a safe and secure manner which protects people and the environment;
- Provide information about the hazards and associated risks of chemicals, chemical products and services distributed to customers, enabling them to use and dispose of these chemicals and chemical products in a responsible manner;
- Provide information about the hazards and associated risk of distribution activities to employees, contractors, transporters, visitors, sub-distributors and resellers, interested members of the community and emergency first responders;
- Make Responsible Distribution® an early and integral part of the planning process leading to the introduction of new products;
- Apply this code to existing, modified and new chemicals, chemical products, services and facilities;
- Comply with all legal requirements, which affect its operations and products
- Be responsive and sensitive to community concerns; and
- Require, with due diligence, that sub-distributors meet the standards of this Code of Practice.
Retail Council of Canada
President and CEO: Diane J. Brisebois, (416) 922-6678, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada, including independent, regional, national mass and specialty retail businesses and online merchants in general merchandise, drug and grocery.
RCC mission is to advance the interests of the retail industry through effective advocacy, communications and education. RCC also provides its members with services and programs including education and training, benchmarking and best practices, networking, advocacy and industry information.
As a part of its Member Services, RCC offers the following energy efficiency services:
- Energy Efficiency Services – RCC's Energy Affairs Committee offers expertise on facility energy conservation incentive programs, product based energy efficiency marketing, capacity building and counsel on energy pricing and regulatory pricing. Their Energy Efficiency Services offers members services such as support in processing incentive applications, energy data analysis, and walk through energy audits.
- Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting – RCC, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, has produced various training and reference material for members. RCC encourages retailers to provide these resources to associates so that they can learn about the benefits of efficient lighting options and be prepared to answer questions posed by customers.
Standards Council of Canada
CEO: Chantal Guay
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation responsible for promoting standardization in Canada, which reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Standardization is the development and application of standards publications that establish accepted practices, technical requirements and terminologies for products, services and systems to ensure better, safer and more efficient methods and products. SCC carries out a variety of functions intended to ensure the effective and coordinated operation of standardization in Canada. In addition, CSC is Canada’s national accreditation body, which accredits conformity assessment bodies to internationally recognized standards. Conformity assessment is the practice of determining whether a product, service or system meets the requirements of a particular standard. SCC has published International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification standards, which MSC uses. It also represents Canada's interests on standards-related matters in foreign, regional and international forums. SCC works directly with stakeholders from industry, government and consumer organizations to deliver standardization strategies to support Canadian innovators, break down internal trade barriers by aligning regulations across Canada and facilitate international trade to help Canadian businesses compete internationally.
SCC established the following priorities listed in its 2019-2020 Corporate Plan:
- Innovation: SCC leads the development of standardization strategies that protect intellectual property rights and help Canadian Innovators compete at the national, regional and international level, to deliver economic growth for Canada.
- Canadian Leadership: Opportunities are created for Canada by leading nationally, regionally and internationally to deliver on Canada’s priorities.
- Organizational Excellence: Through its sustainable service delivery model, SCC provides relevant and responsive standardization strategies that benefit the economic and social well-being of Canadians.
Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association
President: Jed R. Mandel, email@example.com
The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) represents worldwide manufacturers of internal combustion engines and on-highway medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
WaterPower Canada (formerly Canadian Hydropower Association)
Regulatory Coordination Officer: Mark Reed, Manitoba Hydro; Chair of WaterPower Canada’s Species at Risk Act Working Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, (613) 751-6655
Founded in 1998 as the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA), WaterPower Canada is the national association dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry.
Its principal mandate is:
- to promote hydropower nationally and internationally as a source of renewable energy, to make the economic and environmental advantages of hydropower better known;
- to provide a clean, renewable and reliable source of electricity with no air pollution and close to zero greenhouse gas emissions;
- to publicize the benefits of hydropower in the search for sustainable energy solutions.
Members represent more than 95% of hydropower capacity in Canada with more than 500 facilities scattered coast-to-coast. Close to 60% of Canada’s electricity comes from hydropower.
Today, the industry contributes more than $35 billion to Canadian GDP (2013) and supports upwards of 130,000 jobs across the country, directly and indirectly.
Key areas of policy interest:
- Promoting the environmental advantages of hydropower
- Advocating the responsible development and use of hydropower to meet present and future electricity needs in a sustainable manner
- Species at risk
- Renewable energy policy
- Climate change
A representative of the Canadian Hydropower Association, Mark Reed, is a member of the Species at Risk Advisory Committee (SARAC), established under the Species at Risk Act to advise the Minister of ECCC on the administration of the Act.
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