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.
Market Research & Data: COPA Data Factory
COPA has been producing quarterly Industry Data Reports for well over 10 years now. These quarterly reports provide product sales data by 6 major categories and 27 sub-categories across 4 regions in Canada. The reports have been further enhanced to provide data on three levels: Category, Sub-Category, and SKU Level.
Monthly White Papers: Monthly Business Report
The Monthly Business Report provides in-depth analyses of market trends and data covering various business areas: retail, labour and wages, technology, social media, manufacturing, and much more. COPA subscribers can access the report free of charge each month.
COPA Product Guide
The COPA Product Source Guide is our exclusive member-only office products search platform. The online product search catalog provides listings of companies and products with links directly to the member’s Web site.
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
- Group Benefits & Health Solutions
- Cell Phone Long Distance
- LTL Freight
- Online Training
- Point of Sale Solutions
- HR Consulting
- Fleet & Gas
- Health & Safety Training & Compliance
- EDI Solutions
- Translation Services
Exclusive Employee Discounts
Your company’s employees also enjoy the benefits of your COPA subscription 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
- FundScrip fundraising and discount program
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 performance.
Each year, the COPA Scholarship Fund awards outstanding students connected to our member companies. Students who work or who have worked for, or whose parents/guardians/grandparents work for a COPA member company. Since 2007, COPA has awarded over $60,000 to more than 20 students.
Networking and Learning Events
COPA launched the WakeUp! Breakfast Series in 2009. The Series proved to be a huge hit with audiences and we continue to feature special guest speakers that engage, inform, and challenge the industry – touching on topics that speak directly to key business issues affecting companies.
Mixing philanthropy, recognition, and camaraderie this event brings together the best in the OP industry! As COPA’s annual close out event, the Stars 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 and formal get together is held at the end of November and attracts nearly 200 industry professionals each year … it is a great place to share some laughs and applaud each other’s achievements!
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 on the third Thursday in 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; afterwards, they join the rest of their colleagues for dinner and the golf awards presentations at the golf course!