The national voice for and leader in plastics industry sustainability since 1943.


  • Proactively shape the business landscape for the plastics industry in Canada.
  • Member Councils give you a voice in determining the focus for the associations activities.
  • Educational seminars & webinars enhance your industry knowledge.
  • Members-only newsletters & reports ensure you’re up to date on industry issues & news.
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals to grow your business.
  • Save money with members-only discounts on trade show booth space, HR services & more.
  • Business support, tools & advertising opportunities to help your business grow.
  • Not leaving it to others to determine the future of your business.



Studies prove that in most cases plastic shopping bags & packaging are a better environmental choice.  Bans are not the answer, but rather managing plastic at their end of life is.


The Canadian plastics industry praises the efforts of manufacturers and government in leading the phase out of microbeads in personal care products and is working with stakeholders to ensure the interests of all parties are represented.

Marine Litter

Protecting waterways is a priority for CPIA and we work with governments, retailers, anti-litter groups and consumers on solutions to prevent marine litter and provide support for programs to prevent it in the first place. CPIA is a proud member of the Marine Litter Solutions group. 


Congratulations to 2019 CPIA Plastics Industry Leader of the Year Award Winner: Bill Dickson, Canuck Compounders


  • We couldn’t be happier with the work that CPIA is taking on in such a constructive manner for our industry. At Farnell Packaging, we are looking at the challenges that are facing our industry as opportunities. Thank you for all that you are doing to support addressing these challenges.

    Debby Farnell-Rudolph, Farnell Packaging

  • Our membership in CPIA provides numerous dividends because of the comprehensive nature of their work and positive influences organization has. Ranging from policy advocacy to the value plastics deliver, to educational programs and webinars, as just a few examples, CPIA every year covers a lot of ground, and I find a huge amount of alignment between my company’s values and the engagement of CPIA in these areas.

    Mark Kay, NOVA Chemicals Inc.

  • Over the years,our industry has faced many challenges. We at GLI want to express our sincere gratitude to the CPIA. Your continued support of our industry is key and crucial and one which motivates us to achieve endless possibilities in a competitive world. Again many thanks to you and your staff….great work!!

    Jim Ellies, Gracious Living Innovations

  • We have been members of CPIA for several years...They have worked with and supported us in all our governmental approaches to environmental defense. Without their support, many of the Quebec film converters would now be unjustly closed or heavily regulated. We encourage you to join our association and be part of a group that ensures the sustainability and viability of our industry.

    Marc Robitaille, OMNIPLAST Inc.

  • Dow Chemical is supportive of CPIA's ongoing efforts to protect and grow the interests of the Canadian plastics industry across the whole value chain. I encourage all companies in the industry to get involved and support CPIA.
  • We are very pleased with out membership in CPIA and expect to see the good work continue. They do a tremendous job!

    Ray Ehrlich, Dart Cup Ltd.

  • Our CPIAmembership keeps me informed about the issues that the plastics industry is facing. The CPIA is taking action on our behalf to fight bans, taxes and junk science that finds its way into the media.

    Terry J. Elliott, past General Manager, Ampacet Canada Company


Plastics make much of modern life possible; they make our lives easier; they protect us and those who protect us; they keep us from harm; they conserve our resources. Plastics have revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives – from how we grow our food, heat our homes, communicate with each other, to the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the packaged foods we purchase, and how we receive medical care.