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Advocacy: RDC is the voice of Organizations involved in the chemical and ingredient supply chain.

Strength in Numbers provides an opportunity to benefit from the positive outcomes: Responsible Distribution Canada is the proactive “go to” voice for chemical and ingredient companies in the chemistry supply chain.

One Voice – Strength In Numbers

RDC’s members cooperate with each other for the better good opposite issue of common concern, improvement of safety for the chemical distribution sector of the Canadian chemical industry.

RDC has forged strong relationships with allied groups both domestically and internationally.  These ensure that Canada shares its knowledge to assist others, while getting help and guidance in return.

  • ANIQ (Asociacion Nacional de la Industria Quimica en Mexico)
  • Associquim (Brazilian Chemical Association)
  • CCCMC (Chemical Distributor Association in China)
  • CERCA (Canadian Emergency Response Contractors Alliance)
  • CIAC (Chemistry Industry Association of Canada)
  • CPCA (Canadian Paint & Coatings Association)
  • CCSPA (Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association)
  • FECC (European Association for Chemical Distributors)
  • ICCTA (International Council of Chemical Traders Association)
  • NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors in USA)
  • RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

Hon. Vic Fedeli gives thanks to RDC

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade gives thanks to RDC and the industry for their support of the supply chain and COVID recovery.


RDC’s priorities are to:

  • Develop relationships with key federal and provincial regulatory officials to facilitate advocacy of RDC positions and cooperation on issues impacting RDC members.
  • Communicate legislative and regulatory information to the RDC membership through Newsletters, The Chemunicator, the Web site, other resources available, and updates at industry meetings.
  • Represent RDC before Government, and regulatory agencies, the media, and at various industry events.
  • Represent RDC on industry coalitions and working groups, including the ICG for CEPA, and others.
  • Address questions on regulatory issues from members.
  • Manage internal representatives to facilitate effective regulatory compliance assistance for members.
  • Oversee all grassroots advocacy and political programs.
  • Respond to press inquiries on legislative and regulatory issues.

RDC’s Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) has long been one of the greatest resources / assets to the Association and its members. On the Committee there is expertise in all areas, such as:

  • CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Agency)
  • EAWG (Environmental Assessment Working Group)
  • Food Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Precursors for Chemicals
  • TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)
  • Waste
  • WHMIS & GHS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System & Global
  • Harmonization System)


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