Benefits and Services
The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association has some great member benefits and services designed to help with best practices and government advocacy.
Alone you are just a company…. But TOGETHER we are THE PRINTING INDUSTRY!
Add our experts to your team for:
- Industry Government Advocacy
- Health and Safety Management Programs
- Environmental and Regulatory Consulting
- Education – Training Initiatives
- Industry Events
- Membership in the PRINTING United Alliance
The OPIA offers events including an Annual Awards Night, training breakfasts or dinner events with keynote speakers that cover an array of relevant topics.
The OPIA Excellence in Print Awards competition allows the industry to compete by submitting their best work in several categories to be judged by a panel of esteemed experts. Our category and division winners are celebrated once a year at the OPIA Excellence in Print Awards Night.
Environment, Health and Safety
We have the best in the industry for environment, health and safety best practices and standards. The OPIA has been an active original member of the WSIB Safety Group for over 17 years. We meet regularly with the government regulators that govern the industry to ensure that the voice of the industry is heard and our members receive the latest most important information to stay competitive.
We actively work with all levels of government, municipal, provincial and federal to ensure that the best information and education is received by our members.
We are also the voice of the graphics communications industry to government including ministry issues such as taxation, health and safety, labour, environment, finance and industry affairs.
The OPIA hosts various webinars on topics of interest to the print community.
National Affiliate Member Program (NAMP)
Services to be provided by PRINTING United Alliance:
- Full access to the entire Alliance web site including members only areas.
- One printed copy of the Alliance Journal (quarterly).
- Free Expo and Educational passes for the PRINTING United Expo for all company employees.
- 10% discount on iLearning courses.
- Free access to all association webinars.
- Access to all public and members only online communities in PRINTERlink.
- Access to the quarterly Economic Update and Print Industry research reports.
- Member discounts on Premier Print Award entry fees.
U-Pak Recycling Ltd., has been a member of the OPIA for over ten years.
We have benefitted tremendously from our involvement in government affairs, committee activities and events. It is worth the investment we have made. It has helped us improve our relationships with our existing clients, secure new business and we never miss the opportunity to participate in the Annual Toronto Golf Classic!
U-Pak Recycling Ltd.
“OPIA has many valued resources. As members we are active on EH&S Committee. This committee has developed a terrific team of health, safety and environmental specialists that support the OPIA members by providing training opportunities to ensure health, safety and environment compliance is achieved.
The exchange of best practices allows the opportunity to pool resources and understanding to improve industry knowledge and standards. OPIA offers us the ability to exchange ideas to ensure the highest standards are met and the regulatory measures can be implemented in more efficient ways.”
Twin City Dwyer Printing was a seven-person commercial printing company when we first joined OPIA. We are still a small firm but have tripled in size. Owners of small firms wear many hats (sales, marketing, human resources, government liaison, etc.).
OPIA has made wearing many hats easier by putting us in touch with people and programs that help run and grow my business. We have been members for well over twenty years. Over the years, we have gotten to know a great many people through networking within the OPIA. For example, if we are looking at new equipment or if we have a staffing issue we can call any number of peers who are willing to offer advice and knowledge. This is perhaps the greatest “member benefit” of OPIA.
We also have a lot of fun when we get together for OPIA sponsored events.