Canadian Manufacturing Coalition - CMC

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The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – CMC is comprised of roughly 50 major industry groups, united by a common vision for a world-class manufacturing sector in Canada. In addition to unity – one-voice coalition membership, CMC also offers Publication materials. Visit CMC‘s website for additional information.


The coalition speaks with one voice on priority issues affecting manufacturers, and what must be done to ensure all Canadians continue to enjoy economic growth, high-value outputs and high-paying jobs.


The Canadian Manufacturing Coalition is a member organization (listed below), that represents roughly about 100,000 companies and 1.8 million workers in Canada.


To become a member, contact CMD or scroll down and view the full list:


Canadian Manufacturing Coalition

  • Phone: 647-808-8231


Website: CMC – Canadian Manufacturing Coalition


Let’s explore this dynamic organization: CMC’s members:



Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

  • The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada advocates for aerospace policy issues that have a direct impact on aerospace companies and jobs in Canada. Member companies are global leaders in the aircraft business, avionics, business jets, commercial helicopters, aircraft engines, flight simulation, landing gear and space systems.


AIA Canada

  • AIA is the national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent its members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry.


Association of Independent Corrugated Converters Canada

  • The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters Canada represents corrugated packaging manufacturers and their suppliers. For more than 35 years, AICC Canada has been dedicated to strengthening the independent’s position in the marketplace that empowers its members to compete in a rapidly changing industry and global business environment.


Aluminum Association of Canada

  • The Aluminum Association of Canada represents the country’s three aluminum producers: Alcoa, Aluminerie Alouette, and Rio Tinto Alcan. Together, these companies operate 10 aluminum smelters in Canada, nine of which are in Quebec, where the companies employ more than 10,000 people.


Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada

  • The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada represents members like Canadian Tool & Die Ltd., Leon’s Manufacturing Co. Inc. and AT Films Inc. Previously the Prairie Implement Manufacturers Association (PIMA), AMC acts as a lobbying voice for the industry and offers a forum for the sharing of common interests, expertise and innovative thinking.


Association of Canadian Distillers (Spirits Canada)

  • Spirits Canada is the only national trade association representing the interests of Canadian Spirits manufacturers. Spirits manufacturing consists of mashing, fermenting and distilling quality cereal grains sourced from local farmers.


Association of Equipment Manufacturers

  • AEM serves equipment manufacturers operating in North America to create a strong voice for its members and the industries it represents in the global marketplace. It does this by delivering superior services in public policy, market information, trade shows, technical and safety services, education and market support.


Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

  • APMA has represented producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry since 1952. APMA’s fundamental objective is to promote the O.E. automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally.



  • BIOTECanada works to provide solutions to the challenges faced by biotech firms today and to get the domestic and international community to recognize the value of biotechnology. BIOTECanada has more than 250 members, representing companies from the health, industrial, and agricultural sectors.


Canadian Animal Health Institute

  • CAHI represents the developers, manufacturers and distributors of animal pharmaceuticals, biologics, feed additives and animal pesticides in Canada. CAHI’s 50-plus membership is responsible for sales of approximately 90 percent of the animal health product market in Canada.


Canadian Association of Moldmakers

  • CAMM was established in 1981 to advocate on behalf of mould makers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and service companies across Canada and North America. CAMM addresses issues that affect mold making companies in such matters as global and legislative issues, new technology and education, and training programs.


Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers

  • CARS represents more than 400 companies that supply products and services to Canadian railways and export markets. As an advocacy group, it promotes a competitive framework for research and development and the vitality of the rail supply sector in Canada.


Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association

  • Since 1958, CCSPA has been representing companies that manufacture, market, process, package and distribute consumer, industrial and institutional specialty products. With annual exports of more than $1 billion, CCSPA has 45 member companies in 120 facilities across the nation.


Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association

  • The Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (formerly Paper Packaging Canada) advances policies that promote a strong and sustainable paper packaging industry in the global marketplace. The association is building on its current statistical programs, providing members with access to a broad range of reports with critical market information.


Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association

  • The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) is the lead Canadian trade association for the personal care products industry. With over 175 member companies, the CCTFA maintains a constant dialogue with the government to ensure effective representation of the industry’s position on all regulatory matters.


Canadian Die Casters Association

  • The Canadian Die Casters Association holds a membership consisting of major metal die casters operating plants in Canada. The association assists and represents Canadian die casters in dealing with the government and other interested parties on industry-specific issues by communicating information to members to help them remain competitive.


Canadian Fertilizer Institute

  • The Canadian Fertilizer Institute represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers. It promotes safe, responsible, and sustainable, globally competitive fertilizer production, distribution and use.


Canadian Fluid Power Association

  • CFPA works for its members to promote fluid power technology and applications and educate the marketplace of its benefits. With members like Arrow Fluid Dynamics, BDI Canada Inc. and Design Product News, CFPA provides a forum for the exchange of information on all subjects of common interest to members and develops standards of performance and procedures for testing.


Canadian Foundry Association

  • The Canadian Foundry Association is the national voice for the foundry association, assisting and representing its members to deal with the government on industry-specific issues and areas of common interest. CFA gathers information and initiates programs that assist members in strengthening their competitive positions.


Canadian Fuels Association

  • The Canadian Fuels Association represents the industry that supplies 95 percent of Canada’s transportation fuels. The CFA is uniquely positioned as an expert on the complex issues surrounding Canada’s transportation fuels future.


Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association

  • The CGPA represents the Canadian-based generic pharmaceutical industry: a dynamic group of companies specializing in the production of high-quality, affordable generic drugs, fine chemicals and new chemical entities. The industry provides safe, proven alternatives to more expensive brand-name prescription drugs.


Canadian Hardware and Housewares Manufacturers Association

  • Since 1968, CHHMA has advocated for its 200-plus members and hosted numerous business functions, social events and networking opportunities that have brought significant value to its members. Member companies, like Philips Lighting and Bissell Canada Corporation, manufacture and distribute hardware and housewares products.


Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

  • The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction promotes good design and safety, as well as the efficient, economical and sustainable use of structural steel. Its wide array of members includes companies like Eskimo Steel Ltd. and C.W. Carry (1967) Ltd.


Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

  • CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. CME directly represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. Its membership network accounts for an estimated 82 percent of Canadian manufacturing production and 90 percent of goods and services exports.


Canadian Meat Council

  • The Canadian Meat Council is Canada’s national trade association for federally inspected meat packers and processors. The meat industry is the largest sector of Canada’s food processing industry, representing 10 percent of Canada’s agri-food exports in one of Canada’s leading manufacturing sectors with annual sales of over $21.3 billion.


Canadian Nuclear Association

  • 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 is currently led by President & CEO Denise Carpenter.


Canadian Paint and Coatings Association

  • Since 1913, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coatings manufacturers, and their industry suppliers and distributors in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial products and automotive coatings. In Canada, CPCA members have more than 261 paint manufacturing establishments, own more than 3,000 retail outlets, supply products to another 4,000 retail stores, more than 5,000 auto body shops as well as the large OEM manufacturers of automobiles, planes and other heavy equipment. This represents annual retail sales of more than $10 billion, employing directly and indirectly 31,800 employees.


Canadian Plastics Industry Association

  • The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is the voice of the Canadian plastics industry and represents approximately 3,200 companies employing more than 91,000 workers. Canada’s $26.3-billion plastics industry is a sophisticated, multi-faceted sector encompassing plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins.


Canadian Printing Industries Association

  • CPIA is the national voice of the pre-press, press and allied printing industries in Canada. Since 1939, the association has served as the collective body to represent the interests of its member firms, like Informco, PDI Inc. and Unicom Graphics, for policy formation, regulation and legislation.


Canadian Steel Producers Association

  • The CSPA is the voice of Canada’s $12-14 billion steel-producing industry. Its key markets include automotive, construction, energy extraction and transmission, packaging, and other demanding manufacturing applications. The member companies that operate in eight provinces produced over 13 million metric tons of steel in 2010.


Canadian Textile Industry Association

  • Established in 2009, CTIA represents the Canadian textile industry in Ottawa, advocating and influencing government policy affecting the sector. The association provides a means for collective industry action on policy issues, ensuring the industry’s views are known at the earliest possible stages when those views can make a difference.


Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

  • The CTMA, incorporated in 1963, represents and promotes the interests of the Canadian tooling and machining industry both nationally and internationally. The industry includes the designing, manufacturing, assembling and repairing of tools, dies, moulds, jigs, fixtures, precision machined parts, special purpose machines, cutting tools and more.


Canadian Transportation Equipment Association

  • The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association is designed to represent the commercial and vocational vehicle manufacturing sector, including its dealer distributors, component manufacturers and associate service providers, in their interest to serve the Canadian market.


Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

  • CVMA represents the country’s largest manufacturers of light and heavy-duty motor vehicles. Membership companies include Chrysler Canada Inc., Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, and General Motors of Canada. It provides research, information, and advocacy to build a better understanding of the importance of a healthy automotive industry.


Cement Association of Canada

  • CAC’s membership consists of eight companies with clinker and cement manufacturing facilities, granulators, grinding facilities and cement terminals. It facilitates member, concrete allies and stakeholder relations, provides industry and technical support, market development and economic information.


Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

  • The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (formerly the Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association – CCPA) is the voice of Canada’s business of chemistry. The Association represents over 50 companies and Responsible Care® partners ranging from 50 to 2,000 employees operating in the chemistry industry.


Electro-Federation Canada

  • Together, EFC’s four councils represent over 330 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical and electronics products in Canada. Products manufactured, distributed and serviced by members include household appliances, lighting, consumer electronics, communications and electronic equipment, cabling, industrial equipment, and many others.


Food & Consumer Products of Canada

  • Food & Consumer Products of Canada is Canada’s largest industry association representing the companies that manufacture and distribute the vast majority of food, beverage and consumer goods found on store shelves. Our members provide jobs to almost 300,000 Canadians and include small and large; multinational and Canadian-owned companies.


Forest Products Association of Canada

  • FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a $65 billion-dollar-a-year industry that represents 2% of Canada’s GDP. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 200 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing 230,000 Canadians across the country.


George Morris Centre

  • Founded in 1990, the George Morris Centre is a Canada-wide, independent think-tank that provides industry decision-makers with critical information and analysis on issues affecting the Canadian agri-products sector. The centre’s products and services assist public and private sector clients in adjusting to and leading change.


Information Technology Association of Canada

  • Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies industry, representing a diverse community spanning telecommunications and internet services. These include consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content.



  • As the voice of Canada’s medical technology companies, MEDEC is committed to effective advocacy through leadership and engagement. In delivering this mission, MEDEC represents the key interests of its members and is a trusted resource to influential stakeholders.


Metals Service Center Institute

  • The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) supports and represents most elements of the metals value chain, including metals producers, distributors, and processors and, to a lesser extent, the interests of metals users. MSCI has more than 400 members operating from about 1,500 locations in the US, Canada and Mexico.


North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

  • NAIMA Canada promotes energy efficiency and environmental benefits of fibreglass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation. NAIMA Canada is a sister organization to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) in the United States.


NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

  • NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents companies in the US, Canada and five other countries that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®.


Petroleum Services Association of Canada

  • PSAC advocates for the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. It represents a diverse range of almost 260 member companies, employing more than 65,000 people and contracting almost exclusively to oil and gas exploration and production companies.


Precision Machine Products Association

  • PMPA is a North American precision machining trade association that provides critical information and services to its member companies which make precision-engineered, often safety-critical components for automotive, aerospace, medical, electrical machinery, fluid power, and other industries. We provide information on a wide variety of technical, operational, financial, and regulatory subjects including safety and environment.


Printing Equipment Supply Dealers’ Association of Canada

  • PESDA is the premier national resource for the suppliers to the graphic communications industry, providing relevant information and value-added services to our members and for the common good of the industry. It also acts as a lobbying body on behalf of the graphics industry.


Railway Association of Canada

  • The Railway Association of Canada advocates for and represents the key commuter, goods, tourist and intercity Canadian Rail businesses as well as a growing number of Associate Members in the rail supply and industrial rail operator sectors. Member railways include Amtrak, ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, CN and VIA Rail Canada Inc.



  • Rx&D is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents 15,000 people working for more than 50 member companies like AstraZeneca Canada Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Inc.


The Mining Association of Canada

  • The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is the trusted national voice of Canada’s mining and mineral processing industry. Since 1935, it has supported one of Canada’s most integral economic sectors by providing leadership, sharing resources and continuing to build, strengthen and engage our mining industry.


The Rubber Association of Canada

  • RAC represents the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada. The RAC was founded in 1920 and has provided leadership and service to the industry as it has grown and evolved to become what it is today. It boasts members like Goodyear Canada Inc., Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Toyo Tire Canada Inc.





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