Partner Organizations

CPCA understands that it is not alone on certain issues. The association collaborates with a number of organizations to accurately advocate for industry on a wide range of issues. Moreover, it is important that CPCA listen to what respected stakeholders have to say—whether they be government, industry associations, standards organizations, non-governmental organizations or the public. Effective stakeholder relations requires that CPCA consider the views and formally stated positions of others in the context of the concerns and aspirations of the coatings industry.

American Coatings Association

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.

Alberta Recycling Management Authority

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s Tire, Electronics and Paint Recycling Programs. The organization reports to the Minister of Environment and Parks, and is run by a Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups.

Canadian Allied Industries Group

Ongoing discussions and sharing of best practices continues with eight industry associations representing companies operating in some capacity in the chemical industry in Canada. Members of CAIG include: Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, Plastics Industry Association, Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, Responsible Distribution Canada, CropLife Canada and Fertilizer Canada.

Canadian Association of Surface Finishing

CASF is the principal surface finishing industry association in Canada for metal finishes such as chrome and copper plating for a wide range of commercial finishing jobs from automobiles to oil field equipment to computers. CASF was established to keep suppliers, finishers, professional service providers connected, educated, and represented at all levels of government.

Canadian Manufacturing Coalition

CMC consistently advocates for better legislation and regulations on behalf of the manufacturing industry. Its membership is comprised of 54 industry associations, representing key industrial sectors across Canada, roughly 100,000 companies and approximately two million people in manufacturing and supporting industries. Working in concert with allied associations, such as the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, CPCA continues its advocacy regarding the persistent challenges for Canadian manufacturing.


CEPA–ICG, is the Industry Coordinating Group comprised of 27 industry associations whose members use chemicals in products and it holds extensive multi-stakeholder consultations throughout the year on the federal government’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) assessing all chemicals in commerce in Canada. It engages with government officials using a technical, science-based approach to exchange information thereby ensuring officials have the data needed to make informed decisions on both chemical risk assessment and risk management, all based on the ‘weight of evidence.’


Canada’s only trade magazine for industrial finishing: paint, powder coating, wood finishing, PVD plating, anodizing and paint and coatings manufacturing. CFCM covers a wide range of industry issues and events for more 10,000 subscribers in Canada and the United States. It’s a ‘must read’ publication for anyone in the coatings industry.

Chemquest Group

A business strategy firm established in 1976, with focus and expertise specific to the specialty chemicals markets, with an array of offerings. Their team includes a roster of former senior managers from major manufacturers, business owners, and senior technical managers including thirteen Ph.D. chemists.  The all  understand the challenges of driving and managing growth in changing markets.

Their global reach extends to North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – with business split equally between North America and rest of the world. They are also engaged by IPPIC to conduct the Global Market Survey Analysis for paint and coatings every five-years.


CitiCollege focuses on the analytical and conceptual skills needed to master challenges in a dynamic and increasingly competitive global market. The paint and coatings technology program focuses on the application of a variety of paint and coatings products after proper surface preparation. The program focuses on expert paint techniques including: quality control and testing, raw material ingredients, coating systems formulation, surface preparation, and a variety of application methods. Courses include: coating technology, paint chemistry & physics, coating application and surface preparation, quality control and testing, defects and inspection, properties of powder coatings, automotive refinish coatings, paint formulation, corrosion prevention, and EHS management.

CMP National Stakeholder Advisory Council

CPCA is one of six national associations, along with government and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), engaged in dialogue on the importance chemical assessment as it relates to human health and the environment under Canada’s world leading and comprehensive Chemicals Management Plan.

Colour Pigments Manufactures Association

The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is the only U.S. trade association representing colour pigments manufacturers, intermediate suppliers, pigment dispersions, preparations, and distributor companies in North America.  Since it was formed in 1925, CPMA has been dedicated to identifying solutions related to public policy challenges facing the colour pigments industry.