Keeping up to date is costly

  1. CACD representatives attended over 100 meetings on behalf of our members in 2012.
  2. CACD sent more than 30 letters to key government officials in 2011, not to mention those written by individual members and coalitions.
  3. CACD regularly meets with key Health Canada, Environment Canada and Industry Canada officials.
  4. CACD does it all for less: consultant fees can be as much as $400 per day!

Non-compliance is costly

  1. Your company could be subject to penalties of which you are not aware.
  2. You could pay up to $1 million and/or serve up to 3 years in prison for non-compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  3. TDG Regs – CACD was instrumental in getting the thresholds raised for products through the Advisory Council that we have been a part of since the inception.
  4. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) were declared toxic under CEPA as precursors to ground-level ozone, a component of smog.

They have been added to Schedule 1 of CEPA, the Toxic Substances List, and will undergo mandatory risk management as determined by Environment Canada. Currently, VOCs in consumer products are subject to a voluntary guideline based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule.
CACD has been asked to join the consultation for content limits.

Missed opportunities are costly

  1. CACD provides the industry consensus on various issues to relevant government officials who shape policy and regulation.
  2. CACD committees collaborate with government officials to develop significant policies based on our members’ input.

Trial Membership

  1. The prospective member will fill out the application form and submit it for approval by the CACD Board of Directors.
  2. On acceptance, the new member will make no payment for the first six months. The new member is obligated to attend either the Annual Meeting or Semi Annual Meeting plus at least one major committee meeting. If costly travel is involved in the committee meeting, that requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Board.
  3. At six months, the new member may withdraw their membership (at no cost) or elect to remain a member. They must then pay for their membership (first six months plus balance of calendar year) in full or in 6 equal monthly installments.
  4. In the second calendar year of membership, the new member may choose to pay their dues in full at the start of the year or extend their dues to four equal quarterly payments.
  5. In subsequent years, dues are payable at the beginning of the year.