CCSA leverages the collective buying power of Canada's independent communications companies to deliver cost savings, advocates on its members’ behalf and provides opportunities for information sharing.
- Cost Savings: CCSA negotiates contracts on behalf of our members for more than 400 Canadian and non-Canadian (including US) video programming services and provides associated legal expertise, administration and support. Members submit monthly reports and pay for their programming services through our proprietary and cost-effective Single Point Billing system. We also provide expert resources to members in the areas of regulatory, copyright, and government relations.
- Advocacy: Working with key decision-makers, CCSA promotes the interests of independent communications providers as a vital part of Canada’s communications system. We present a strong, unified voice to the regulator/government to ensure the views of our members are part of the conversation. We also campaign to protect members from unproductive policies and costs that could have unintended consequences.
- Information Sharing: CCSA creates forums and opportunities for members to network and share information - both in person and virtually. We provide critical information to members on developments in the industry and in the world of regulatory/government and gather input from members about their business/issues/vision so we can best serve their needs.