Membership Statement and Objectives

Mission Statement

To promote and develop the use of copper, its alloys and compounds in new and existing applications in Canada, while communicating copper's unique role as a sustainable metal and an element essential to human health.

Objectives

To maintain and build an association which represents and supports primary copper producers, fabricators, manufacturers, and consumers of copper and copper alloys.

To carry out market development programs aimed at introducing and promoting new applications for copper in Canada, as well as defending and expanding existing applications.

To work with the International Copper Association (ICA) and the Copper Development Association in the United States (CDA/USA) on market development efforts affecting North America.

To encourage communication and exchange of information with national copper development centres operating in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

To increase industry and public awareness of the Association as the authoritative source of technical advice, literature, CD-Roms, DVDs, and training materials on copper topics.

To publish the periodical "Canadian Copper / Cuivre Canadien", showcasing new and interesting applications and developments which use copper, brass and bronze.

To maintain and expand the www.coppercanada.ca web site as a leading source of information on all applications for copper and copper alloys as well as a focal point for dissemination of the latest information on the Association's services.

To represent the Canadian Copper Industry on standards-writing committees and with third-party certification organizations in Canada and the United States, such as CSA, ASTM, ASME, NSF, Intertech, IAPMO, and others.

To liaise with all levels of government concerning issues which may affect the Industry, including building codes, plumbing codes, electrical codes, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues, and to participate actively on committees involved with such matters.

To inform members of beneficial new information on technology as well as the potential impact on the Copper Industry by changes in regulations, standards and codes.

To maintain and expand the Association's technical library and expertise, allowing it to continue to be the major source of authoritative information on the production, fabrication and application of copper-base materials.

To organize seminars on topics of current interest to members and copper users, including architecture, interior applications, electrical wire & cable, plumbing, natural gas systems, and other applications.