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  • Our Association

Who we are

In 1956, a group of people actively engaged in the promotional products business got together and legally formed a not-for-profit, federally chartered organization in Montreal called Specialty Advertising Counselors of Canada (SACC). The name was later changed to Specialty Advertising Association of Canada (SAAC) in 1982, updated to The Promotional Products Association of Canada (PPACanada) in 1992. On November 1st, 2007, the current name of Promotional Product Professionals of Canada Inc. (PPPC) was adopted.

The PPPC head office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba today, staffed by eight employees, each a professional in their field, to serve its over 1,300 members in both official languages. Reflecting the structure of the industry, PPPC has two main types of membership: Suppliers and Distributors.


  • PPPC Vision Statement

    Our vision at the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada is to be the Voice of the Best Branding Solution in Canada.

  • PPPC Mission Statement

    To lead, inspire and advance the promotional products industry through the strength of its participants.

  • PPPC Values

    We shall inspire creativity and innovation in all aspects of our service to the Association Members and the participants in the Industry.

    We shall respect the opinions of, and fairly represent all categories of membership in the promotional products association.

    We shall support the communities in which we live and operate.

    We shall emphasize communication, education, recognition, and development of our members within the association and within the community.

    We shall conduct our business affairs with uncompromising integrity.

    We shall strengthen business relationships between suppliers, distributors, and clients by providing products and services of the greatest value through creativity, innovation, and quality.

    We shall respect the rights of all of our members with dignity and equality.

    We shall be the voice and the spirit of the promotional products industry in Canada and we shall lead the industry to greater heights through continuous improvement

  • PPPC Code of Ethics

    1.1 Conduct business at all times in ways that maintain high ethical standards.

    1.2 Demonstrate a commitment to honesty, integrity, truth, fair competition, customer service and good taste in both business practices and promotional activity.

    1.3 Obey the letter and spirit of the law.

    1.4 Strive to be good corporate citizens in terms of philanthropy, respect for the environment, job creation, product health and safety, and support for society’s well-being.

    1.5 Reject any business practice that is misleading, illegal, unprofessional or otherwise in violation of this Credo.

    1.6 Avoid any action that violates or diminishes the legal and civil rights of customers, employees, or others with whom they may have a business relationship.

    1.7 Notify the Association when they encounter behaviour that is or appears to be inconsistent with these standards; and

    1.8 Do nothing to bring the reputation of the industry into disrepute.

National board of directors

National Board of Directors

Head office staff

Head Office Staff