Benefits of COPA Membership

Why Should You Join COPA?

What's In It For Your Business

COPA provides day-to-day solutions that will help you work smarter to reach your business goals—from business support and savings to invaluable networking and marketing opportunities, we provide it all. With your annual COPA subscription, you, your staff, and organization will access business solutions and resources to optimize your business, improve your operations, and function more efficiently and effectively.

The Canadian Office Products Association provides its members with marketplace data and industry intelligence to help them in their business. COPA’s Trade Data Reports are based on Statistics Canada, Canadian Border Services and Industry Canada and provide import quantities/costs by product categories (HS Codes). Other specialty reports are distributed from time to time, such as a Labour and Wage Report, which examines several important developments in the Canadian labour market, and Financial Analysis reports comparing retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries. COPA also produces an Industry Salary-Compensation Report based on surveys conducted every two years.

Learn more about Market Information and Trade Data

Business Solutions and Exclusive Savings

COPA’s solutions providers and affiliate partners provide services that address nearly every department in your office, and most offer significant savings that eclipse the cost of your COPA subscription.

  • Courier/Small Parcel & Freight
  • Group Benefits & Health Solutions
  • Online Training & Professional Development
  • Point of Sale Solutions
  • HR Consulting & Solutions
  • Fleet & Gas
  • Conferencing/Webinar
  • EDI Solutions
  • Translation Services
  • And so much more...
See our full list of program and service partners

Exclusive Employee Discounts

Your company’s employees also enjoy the benefits of your COPA membership with direct access to exclusive discount programs. Enjoy extra savings on business and personal products and services.

  • Group Auto & Home Insurance
  • CAA Corporate Package with member savings at over 164,000 retail locations
  • Travel Accommodations: Great Wolf Lodge, Travelodge, Quality Inn & Suites
  • ESSO Gas Card
  • And more...
See our full list of service providers

The COPA Awards Program continues to recognize and honour excellence in the office and business products sector demonstrated through product innovation, marketing genius, community service, and individual excellence.

Learn more about our Awards Program

Each year, the COPA Scholarship Fund awards outstanding students connected to our member companies. Scholarships are available to qualifying students who work or who have worked for, or whose parents/guardians/grandparents work for a COPA member company. Since 2007, COPA has awarded tens of thousands of dollars to students in our industry; providing much needed help and support to our member companies’ families.

Learn more about the Scholarship Fund

Networking and Learning Events

Seminars & Conferences

Throughout the year, COPA hosts a variety of seminars touching on timely and useful topics affecting our members. Learning sessions feature experts who know the subject matter being discussed are who are able to get through the fluff and speak to what matters to businesses. These events aim to provide in-depth information in short bursts to ensure maximum impact.

Once per year, COPA hosts a learning and networking conference around a specific theme. These conferences bring in topical experts to provide valuable information in a variety of business areas that can help our members thrive.

There is something for everyone; we are certain you will come away with something to apply to your business or professional development when you attend any of our seminars or conferences.

Members can attend many seminars for free or at a nominal cost. Conferences are also priced to keep cost at a minimum while delivering quality speakers and networking opportunities.

This upbeat cocktail get together is held in November and attracts nearly 200 industry professionals each year … it is a great place to share some laughs and applaud each other’s achievements!

Seminars & Conferences are now hosted online due to COVID-19...Click to learn more
Annual Gala & Scholarship Fundraiser

Mixing philanthropy, recognition, and camaraderie this event brings together the best in the OP industry! As COPA’s annual close out event, the Annual Gala does it all: Honouring the winners of the COPA Awards Program, raising funds for worthwhile causes, and providing a fun atmosphere for our members to mingle and get connected just before the hectic Holiday Season begins.

This upbeat cocktail get together is held in November and attracts nearly 200 industry professionals each year … it is a great place to share some laughs and applaud each other’s achievements!

This annual event is now on hold due to COVID-19
Industry Day with Golf Tournament

The COPA Golf Tournament is the biggest summer event bringing together the full spectrum of the Canadian OP industry. This event continues to mix business with pleasure, providing a fun, casual and relaxed atmosphere where new connections can be made and deals can be closed.

The tournament is held each year in May or June and attracts over 200 OP professionals. Regardless of your golf skill level, you will find this a very enjoyable and beneficial day!

Not a golfer, but still want to participate?

In 2013, COPA introduced a non-golf component to the tournament for those who don’t know the difference between a tee and club, or who simply don’t like to use either! Now non-golfers don’t have to miss out on the camaraderie and networking!

Non-golfers spend the day in a nearby location doing other leisurely activities, such as getting pampered at the spa or salon, doing aerobics, playing tennis or swimming; afterwards, they join the rest of their colleagues for dinner and the golf awards presentations at the golf course!

It’s truly the perfect way to build and maintain those all important business relationships!

This annual event has been modified due to COVID-19...Click to learn more

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