The CCA is the principal private sector link between Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. As a networking and information vehicle, the CCA’s primary objective is to stimulate the expansion of Canadian commercial interests in the markets of the countries of the region. We strive to maintain the CCA at the centre of the issues that affect Canadian hemispheric trade and investment by hosting organizing symposia on critical issues and advocating on major policy issues on behalf of our members.
Founded in 1987, our membership ranges from some of Canada’s well known and important companies to small, new and emerging companies recognizing the importance of trade outside Canada’s boundaries.
The CCA has been playing a key role in strengthening commercial relations between Canada and the region through activities, alliances and other participation. In Canada, we work in close collaboration with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), with Provincial Governments, organizing outreach business activities for Heads of State, Ministers and business leaders from throughout the hemisphere. In Toronto, we work with associations such as the Toronto Board of Trade and various Canadian Chambers of Commerce. The CCA has also been part of the Americas Business Dialogue and the CEO forum of the Americas as well as the organization of two Team Canada trade missions to Latin America.
The CCA has a long-standing relationship with diplomatic missions representing Latin American and the Caribbean in Canada and several councils in Canada and abroad.