Consumers' Association of Canada

The Consumers' Association of Canada, founded in 1947,[2] is a Canadian independent, volunteer-based, consumer organization. Based nationally in Ottawa with regional branches in Montreal, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Vancouver, the organization focuses on the social problems of food distribution and health, trade, standards, and communications and financial services.[3]

Consumers' Association of Canada
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Formation1947
TypeConsumer organization
Legal statusActive
PurposeConsumer advocacy
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Region served
Canada
Official language
English, French
National President
Bruce Cran[1]
Websitewww.consumer.ca

Their aim is to raise consumer awareness of marketplace issues, and to facilitate government and industrial coordination to tackle marketplace difficulties.

Isabel Atkinson served as national president from 1956 to 1960.[4]

ArchivesEdit

There is a Consumers' Association of Canada fond at Library and Archives Canada.[5] The archival reference number is R3572, former archival reference number MG28-I200.[6] The fond covers the date range 1947 to 1983. It consists of 3.15 meters of textual records and holds the following series': Board of Directors, Executive Committee and annual meetings; Consumer's Association of Canada committees; Briefs, reports and submissions; Correspondence; Speeches and notes; Subject files.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Consumers' Association of Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  2. ^ "Mandate and Mission". Consumers' Association of Canada. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  3. ^ Consumers' Association of Canada: About Us Archived 2007-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2017-07-06. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
  5. ^ "Finding aid to the Consumers' Association of Canada fond at Library and Archives Canada" (PDF). Retrieved July 30, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Consumers' Association of Canada fond description". Retrieved July 30, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)