The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association works with other print associations across Canada and the USA to support the industry.

Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA)

The Canadian Printing Industries Association was founded in 1939. From its inception until 1958 it was known as the Canadian Graphic Arts Association. From 1958 until 1987, it was known as the Graphic Arts Industries Association. In 1987, its current name, the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) was adopted.

There were four categories of members in CPIA: Printers, Suppliers, Consultants and Special Members (i.e., Universities, Colleges, Museums and other Associations related to the printing industry).


For printers and print industry companies, PrintForward provides resources, a voice to government, education programs and networking opportunities that are specific and unique to the industry.

PrintForward delivers valuable print industry-specific solutions that are only accessible through membership and through its affiliations with Printing Industries of America (PIA),, the BC Alliance for Manufacturing, and other industry associations.

Printing and Graphics Industries of Alberta (PGIA)

The Printing and Graphics Association of Alberta (PGIA) is a not for profit trade association, dedicated to promoting the interests of the printing and graphics related industries in Alberta. The association is governed by an elected Board of Directors, representing some of the most advanced businesses within the printing and graphics industries.

PGIA is a member of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) which promotes the interests of the graphics arts industry on an International level.

Saskatchewan Printing Industries Association (SPIA)

The Saskatchewan Printing Industries Association (SPIA) is a non-profit, voluntary trade association dedicated to promoting the best interests of the printing and allied industries in Saskatchewan. The provincial association is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership from among the most progressive firms in the industry.

The association was formed in 1960 as the Saskatchewan Graphics Arts Association with the amalgamation of the Saskatoon Employing Printers Association and the Employing Printers Association of Regina.

Printing United Alliance

PRINTING United Alliance is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. PRINTING United Alliance membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, PRINTING United Alliance is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process.

Canadian Print Scholarships

The mission of Canadian Print Scholarships is to attract the brightest and best students available to the graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved institution.