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Canadian Industry Associations and Organizations

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Apparel & Textile Assoc. of Sask.

1102 8th Ave.,
Regina, SK, S4R 1C9
T 305-565-0065 | F 305-565-1962


Marilyn Pollock | Executive Director

Apparel B.C.

1859 Franklin St.,
Vancouver, BC, V5V 1P9
T 604-986-2003 | F 604-986-2097


Jacqueline Kirby | Executive Director

Description: Apparel-BC is a self-sustaining organization of apparel industry members, whose mandate is to create awareness - through advocacy, communication and promotion - of the fashion, design and needle trade industry in British Columbia. ABC also provides an industry link with government and media.

Apparel Connexion

360-6750 Ave. de L'Esplanade,
Montreal, QC, H2V 4M1
T 514-388-7779 | F 514-388-6926


Jean G. Rivard | Executive Director

Description: Formed to assist management and labour in achieving their human resources objectives in the apparel industry.

Apparel Manufacturers Institute of Quebec

1435 St-Alexandre, Suite 1270,
Montreal, QC, H3A 2G4
T 514-382-3846 | F 514-940-6336


Agar Grinberg | Executive Director | agrinberg@apparelquebec.com

Description: Voice of the apparel industry in the province of Quebec.

Apparel Ontario

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 504,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5M9
T 613-231-3220 | F 613-231-2305


Phil Turner | President

Description: Represents the apparel industry in Ontario.

Assoc. Clothing Mfg. of the Prov. of Quebec

801 - 555 Chabanel W.,
Montreal, QC, H2N 2H8
T 514-382-3846 | F 514-383-1689


David Balinsky | Executive Director

Assoc. for Occupational Health & Safety for the Apparel Sector

1011 - 9310 St. Laurent,
Montreal, QC, H2N 1N4
T 514-383-8317 | F 514-383-7938


Christian Millet | Contact

Association of Image Consultants

3 Rochester St., Carleton Place,
Ottawa, ON, K7C 2P9
T 613-253-0081


Michelle Horne | President

Canadian Apparel Federation

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 504,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5M9
T 613-231-3220 | F 613-231-2305


Bob Kirke | 613-231-3220 ext. 224 | bkirke@apparel.ca

Description: The national industry association for Canada's apparel industry. It represents the industry in consultations with the federal government on trade, legislative, and regulatory matters. Services to members include newsletters, trade and customs information, marketing services, reference materials and other information. CAF also publishes Canadian Apparel magazine.

Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters

438 University Avenue Suite 1618, P.O. Box 60,
Toronto, ON, M5G 2K8
T 416-595-5333 | F 416-595-8226


Mary Anderson | President | manderson@iecanada.com
Jane Carter | Administrator | jcarter@iecanada.com

Description: Represents members' views and interests before government, provides members with guidance on trade and customs issues, promotes Canada's international trade.

Canadian Association of Wholesale Sales Representatives (CAWS)

1771 Avenue Road, P.O. Box 54546,
Toronto, ON, M5M 4N5
T 416-782-8961 | F 416-782-5876

Description: CAWS is a non-profit national association that represents commission sales agents and selected regional markets (Trade Shows).

Chinese Canadian Textile & Garment Mfgs.

20 Carthage Ave.,
Scarborough, ON, M1R 4Y2
T 416-727-9449 | F 416-510-8617


Phoebus Wong

Design Exchange (DX)

234 Bay Street, P.O. Box 18, Toronto Dominion Centre,
Toronto, ON, M5K 1B2
T 416-363-6121 | F 416-368-0684


Shauna Levy | President | 416-216-2145 | shauna@dx.org

Description: Non-profit design museum featuring exhibits in fashion, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial and product design, and new media.

Enterprise Toronto

City Hall Office, 100 Queen Street West,
Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2
T 416-392-6646 | F 416-392-1794

Description: An innovative public and private sector alliance created to provide one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored to meet the needs of the City's entrepreneurs and small businesses. Access a $5000 grant through Starter Program and get help developing a business plan.

Fashion Group International (FGI), Toronto Regional Office

T 416-696-5554


Description: The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association with over 6,000 professionals of achievement and influence representing all areas of the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries.

Fashion Industry - Sector Development

9th Floor, East Tower, City Hall, 100 Queen St. West,
Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2
T 416-392-1296 | F 416-392-3374


Laurie Belzak | Sector Development Officer | lbelzak@toronto.ca

Description: City staff work to promote the health and growth of Toronto's key industry sectors and consult with businesses on sector-specific issues and opportunities.

Fur Council of Canada

1435 St. Alexandre, Suite 1270,
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2G4
T 514-844-1945 | F 514-844-8593

Description: A national, non-profit federation representing people working in every sector of the Canadian fur trade. This includes fur producers, auction houses, processors, designers, craftspeople and retail furriers.

Furriers Guild of Canada

211 - 4174 Dundas St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1X3
T 416-234-9494 | F 416-234-2244


Lynda Jagros-May | Executive Director

Description: A non-profit organization that promotes Canadian fur retailers and manufacturers

Men's Clothing Mfg. Assoc.

801 - 555 Chabanel W.,
Montreal, QC, H2N 2H8
T 514-382-3846 | F 514-383-1689


David Balinsky | Executive Director

Ministere du Development Economique Innovation Exportation

380 St. Antoine W. 5th Fl. ,
Montreal, QC, H2Y 3X7
T 514-499-2500 | F 514-873-9913


Jean-Pierre Leclerc

Description: Supports economic and regional development.

National Apparel Bureau

294 St. Paul W. 2nd Fl.,
Montreal, QC, H2Y 2A3
T 514-845-8135 | F 514-499-8468


John Thomson | Contact

Description: Cultivates a quality of credit reporting that will provide members with the next best thing to being a secured creditor. Providing a collection service tailored to the specific needs of the apparel industry since 1932.

Quebec Fashion Apparel Mfrs. Guild

2020 Veniard,
St-Laurent, QC, H4R 1S5
T 514-384-3800 | F 514-384-3801


Seymour Purcell | Executive Director

Retail Council of Canada

1255 Bay Street, Suite 800,
Toronto, ON, M5R 2A9
T 416-922-6678 | F 416-922-8011 or 1-877-790-4271 (Toll-Free)


Diane J. Brisebois | President & CEO | dbrisebois@retailcouncil.org

Description: Retail Council of Canada's mission is to be the Voice of Retail in Canada by providing advocacy, research, education and services that enhance opportunities for retail success, and increase awareness of retail's contribution to the communities and customers it serves.

Royal Ontario Museum Textile & Costume Committee (TEX-CO)

1166 Bay Street Apt. 1504,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2X8
T 416-923-5915


Pat Harris | Chair

Description: TEX-CO aims to raise public awareness and funds for future exhibitions of textiles and costumes through a series of annual fundraising events.

Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada

Baie d'Urfe Business Centre 90 Morgan Road, Suite 203,
Baie-d'Urfe, QC, H9X 3A8
T 514-457-3436 | F 514-457-8004


George Hanna | President | hanna@shoecanada.com

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

401-4141 Yonge Street,
Toronto, ON, M2P 2A6
T 416 222-8022 | T 1 888 234-2232 | F 416 222-4337


Description: The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is the country’s champion of small business. With over 110,000 members, we’re Canada’s largest non-profit organization devoted to creating and supporting an environment where your business can succeed. Across Canada, we advocate for small business with politicians and decision-makers. As a non-partisan organization, we influence public policy based on our members’ views, ensuring that you have a chance to affect the laws and policies that affect your business. We provide specialized business resources, including on-call counsellors, to help you navigate the daily challenges of running your business. We also offer partnerships with carefully selected service providers to deliver savings you won’t find elsewhere. And we keep you informed on key issues, so that you can focus on managing your business.

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

116 Industry Street,
Toronto, ON, M6M 4L8
T 416-769-0830

Description: 3 locations. LEF has been serving the former city of York in northwest Toronto for more than 30 years. Since 1978, we have developed from a youth theatre project into one of the leading community economic development organizations in Toronto, with 300 employees serving more than 10,000 people every year. We pride ourselves in our range of programming, driven by the needs of our community. We offer employment services, skills training, language training, childcare services and supports for children and families, newcomer services, youth programs and community enterprises programs.

Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)

900 - 1 Yonge St. ,
Toronto, ON, M5E 1E5
T 416-345-9437 | F 416-345-9044


Ed Hobbes | Manager
Michael Donohue | Manager

Description: Assists entrepreneurs in the formation and development of enterprises so that those endeavours grow into successful job-creating businesses.

Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)

285 Manitoba Drive,
Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3
T 416-971-7117 | F 416-971-6717


Nina Facciolo | Office Manager | nina@fashionincubator.com
Stephen Maciejowski | Office Assistant | stephen@fashionincubator.com
Susan Langdon | Executive Director

Description: An award-winning, non-profit, organization designed to support, promote and nurture new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. TFI was the world's first fashion incubator, established in 1987 by the City of Toronto. It's TFI New Labels fashion design competition, which has launched the careers of many successful Canadian brands, first hit the runway in 1992. Visit our website for more about TFI and New Labels.

Union of Needle Trades Industrial & Textile Employees

200 - 9275 Clark,
Montreal, QC, H2N 2K3
T 514-381-4692 | F 514-383-3407


3 - 29 Connell Court,
Toronto, ON, M8Z 5T7
T 416-703-8435 | F 416-703-8437


Helen Harakas | Executive Director | helen.harakas@windfallbasics.com
Patrick Williams | Operations Manager | patrick.williams@windfallbasics.com

Description: An award-winning, registered charity that receives donations of new clothing and distributes them to over 80 partner social service agencies in Toronto.