When you are active in the coating industry in Canada there are 8-10 regulators / coating associations you have to work with or be aware of. At we created a small overview so you can see who these regulators are and what they do. If you miss any Canadian coating association on this list be sure to drop a message below or contact us though e-mail. In general you can say that Canada has many supportive accociations supporting the coatings and paint industry. These regulators & supportive associations created on of the best coating markets in the world.

Coating Associations in Canada

A few coating associations are also active in other parts of the world. However most of the listed associations / regulators of the Canadian coating industry are solely focussed on the Canadian coating market. Some (like for example) are active in regions only. (Quebec )

Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors The Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) is a non-profit trade association for the distribution sector of the Canadian chemical industry.  As of January 2012, CACD represents 46 member companies across Canada, with 169 sites.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil, oil sands and natural gas industry.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association. Also the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.
Coating association: Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association This Canadian Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association (CPIMA) has been in service since 1932. CPIMA represents approximately 80% of the volume of printing ink manufactured in Canada
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada


Canada’s chemistry industry transforms 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. Vehicles, electronics, textiles, pharmaceuticals all exist thanks to Canadian chemistry.
Conseil patronal de l’environnement du Québec (CPEQ) (regional focus)


The Quebec Business Council on the Environment (CPEQ) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1992. cpeq is focussing on environmental and sustainable development issues.
Coating association: Canadian Paint and Coatings Organization The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) represents Canada’s major paint and coating manufacturers and their industry suppliers and distributors.
Retail Council of Canada (Broad focus) Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has been the Voice of Retail in Canada since 1963. We speak for an industry that touches the daily lives of Canadians in every corner of the country. We do this by providing jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in the communities we serve.
The Chemical Institute of Canada The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is a national not-for-profit organization.  Committed to advancing the chemical sciences and engineering through its three constituent societies