Federal Government Relations
The Association has been a strong advocate on industry matters, and over the years the Association built strong relationships and affiliations with federal decision-making bodies. The Association focuses on advocating for policies that promote tire and rubber industry commitment to safety, sustainability, and economic growth.
The Association represents the Canadian tire and rubber industry to legislators, regulators, and policymakers on matters of regulations, compliance, and other matters. The Association works proactively with Canadian environmental, transportation, and economic development ministries on issues that affect the tire and rubber industry in Canada and related industries such as automotive and transportation.
Provincial Government Relations
Just as with federal-level organizations, the Association works proactively with provincial environmental, transportation, and economic development ministries on issues that affect our members in individual Canadian provinces. The Association has built strong relationships with provincial bodies that are crucial to our members’ operations and the way our members do business in their respective provinces.
In the provincial sustainability arena, the Association’s expertise comes from years working with and supporting launches of provincial end-of-life (ELT) tire management and stewardship programs and organizations across Canada, including Ontario and British Columbia. The Association is currently represented on several provincial tire stewardship boards and continues to work on tire-related environmental issues across Canada.
The Association has built strong working relationships with all key federal authorities including:
Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.
Natural Resources Canada develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy, improve the quality of life for all Canadians and conduct innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies.
Global Affairs Canada, is the department of the Government of Canada that manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, encourages Canadian international trade, and leads Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.