Fueling Canada’s Economy, One Molecule at a Time

Canada’s $47-billion chemistry industry creates thousands of jobs, adds billions in value to our natural resources, and supports Canada’s economic diversity.

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CIAC wins 2014 GLOBE Award for Sustainable Leadership

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Canada’s Chemistry Industry: Partners in Transportation Safety

CIAC is committed to working with governments, transportation partners and communities to ensure that Canada has the strongest transportation safety standards in the world. 

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​Chemistry = Solutions

The chemistry industry is in the business of solutions.

We’re constantly innovating – making discoveries that will help solve the world's toughest problems, and create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.

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Catalyst Magazine

Winter 2013

Featured Article:
Finding Solutions to the Driver Shortage

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​Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry's commitment to sustainability - the betterment of society, the environment and the economy.

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About CIAC

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry. We represent the interests of Canada’s leading chemistry companies – from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D companies.

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CIAC is recognized as a world leader in the sustainable stewardship of chemical products. We’re known for being a pragmatic, policy-based organization that represents members’ interests based on solid analysis and scientific data. 

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Responsible Care®

Responsible Care® is the chemistry industry’s commitment to sustainability. Its ethic and principles compel companies to innovate for safer and more environmentally friendly products and processes, and to work to eliminate harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products.

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CIAC President Richard Paton awarded SCI Canada Medal

April 03 2014

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) President and CEO Richard Paton was presented with the 2014 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Canada Medal at an awards dinner in Toronto tonight. The award, sponsored by SCI Canada, the Chemical Institute of Canada’s business forum, recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the chemistry industry.

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President's Message

Right now, Canada faces an incredible opportunity to grow and diversify its economy.
North American oil and gas production, pipeline and other infrastructure projects, and the growth of value-added industries related to resource development, could vastly change the Canadian economy over the next twenty years. That growth could span many sectors – including the chemistry industry – bringing stable, high-paying jobs along with it.


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ChemistryCanada Our sincere condolences to #JimFlaherty's family and friends. He was a dedicated public servant who leaves behind an incredible legacy.

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