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.


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


Facilitating business and knowledge growth for the Canadian promotional products community


  • 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.

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