About PPPC

What is PPPC?

The strategic relationship between PPPC, SAGE, and PPAI delivers one comprehensive membership solution to promotional products distributors and suppliers in Canada. Together we strive to make the member experience and value one that cannot be beat.


Vision

For promotional products to be the premier choice of advertising in Canada.

Mission

Facilitating business and knowledge growth for the Canadian promotional products community

Values

  • 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 help our members grow their Canadian businesses
  • 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, Multiline Representatives (MLR’s) and clients by providing products and services of the greatest value through creativity, innovation, and quality.
  • We shall respect the rights of all our members with dignity and equality regardless of demographic*, experiential**, or cognitive diversity.
  • We empower and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion, supporting the PPPC mission to lead, inspire and advance. We aim to educate and equip members, amplify underrepresented groups, and foster diversity within our association.


*Demographic Diversity: race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, family status, ability level, and age.

**Experiential Diversity: job roles, skills expertise, abilities, hobbies, education, background in industry vs. non-industry


Our Association

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.


National Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE

SANDRA HARSSAR, MAS
CHAIR
Bright Ideas
Tel: 416-789-1873
Fax: 416-789-7897
E-mail: sandra@brightideascanada.com

JENNY LE BRICON
CHAIR – ELECT
Accolade Group / Salute by Level Wear
Tel: 416-4657211
Fax: 416-465-4571
E-mail: jenny.lebricon@levelwear.com

PAUL WIELEBA
VICE CHAIR (AT LARGE)
{WE} Promotional Advertising
Tel: 519-532-9141
E-mail: paul@we-adventure.com

MAX BAER
PAST CHAIR
Justin Case
Tel: 905-761-8998
Fax: 905-761-0957
E-mail: max@justincasepromo.com

DIRECTORS

DANNY BRAUNSTEIN
BAMKO
Tel: 519-659-5862
Fax: 519-659-4825
E-mail: dbraunstein@bamko.ca

SHANE BRETT
Cutter & Buck
Tel: 888-338-9944
E-mail: shane.brett@cutterbuck.com

TRACEY CLINGEN, CAS
Genumark
Tel: 416-498-2874
E-mail: tclingen@genumark.com

ROXANNE CONLEY, MAS
Roxanne’s Promotional Solutions
Tel: 902-864-4258
Fax: 902-864-3777
E-mail: roxanne@brandit.ca

JOSEE DITOMASSO
Lerner Promotions
Tel: 514-335-2221 x1005
E-mail: jditomasso@lernerpromotions.com

EDWARD HUANG
St. Regis Group
Phone: 800-598-4325
E-mail: edward@promobilia.com 

BRYSON SASK
Key Innovations Inc.
Tel: 604-589-5268
E-mail: bryson@keypromo.com

HEAD OFFICE STAFF

PRESIDENT & CEO
JONATHAN N. STRAUSS
E-mail: jonathan@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext:201

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
PAM FORSYTH
E-mail: pam@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext: 208

EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
KATRINA DERKSEN
E-mail: katrina@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext: 209

ADMINISTRATIVE AND GOVERNANCE ASSISTANT
MELANIE TSOURAS
E-mail: melanie@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext: 206

EVENT COORDINATOR
JESSICA SMILAR
Email: jessica@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext: 204

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES COORDINATOR
AMIRA EL-SEBAI
Email: amira@pppc.ca
Phone: 1-866-450-7722 ext 211


PPPC Past Presidents / Chairs

Max Baer2020-2021
Alex Jovetic2019-2020
Heidi Reimer-Epp2018-2019
Iain Walker2017-2018
Alain Gravel2016-2017
Don Fahie2015-2016
David Lewenberg2014-2015
Bill Yelland2013-2014
Robert Spector2012-2013
Carol de Ville, MAS2011-2012
Mark Wingrove, MAS2010-2011
Merle Linde, MAS2008-2009
Edward Ahad2007-2008
Jae Rang, CAS2006-2007
Régent Desjardins2005-2006
Don Enyedy2004-2005
Steve Levschuk, CAS2003-2004
Audrey Price, MAS2002-2003
Allen Spector2001-2002
Dave Plummer2000-2001
Alain Barthos1999-2000
Fred Silver1998-1999
Michel Gratton1997-1998
Peter Kmech Sr.1996-1997
Susan Heslop, CAS1995-1996
Tony Ronci1994-1995
Fred Oesen1993-1994
John Lavigne1992-1993
Roch Desjardins1991-1992
Dan Nadon1990-1991
Paul Said1989-1990
Dan Daniels1988-1989
Félix Bolduc1987-1988
Brad Milne1986-1987
Brian Shippam1985-1986
Fernand Girard1984-1985
Ian Ward1983-1984
John Perkins1982-1983
Paul Marchesseau1981-1982
Ron S. Frechette1980-1981
Jean Auty (Mrs.)1979-1980
C. Ralph Loder1978-1979
Rolland Levesque1977-1978
Hank Sawatsky1976-1977
Gilbert Gagnon1975-1976
Lake Trevelyan1974-1975
Guy Dupuis1973-1974
John Perkins1972-1973
Ron S. Frechette1971-1972
Arthur Brooker1970-1971
Simon Gendron1969-1970
Ernie Brennan1968-1969
Lester L. Fox1968-1969
Herber G. Crook1967-1968
L.W. Roy Pollard1965-1966
Simon Kendall1964-1965
George White1963-1964
J.-Robert Laliberté1962-1963
W.E. (Bill) Bond1961-1962
C. Marcel Prévost1960-1961
Maurice Daoust1959-1960
Ken P. Tolhurst1958-1959
André Lagarde1957-1958
Roger Gagnon1956-1957

PPPC Head office is located at: 386 Broadway, Suite 503, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6

Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-450-7722
Tel: 514-489-5359
Toll free fax: 1-877-947-9767

Our central E-mail address is: info@pppc.ca