The CCSA represents over 26,000 members across Canada that include:
- Major c-store operator companies including, Couche-Tard/Mac's, Petro-Canada/Suncor, 7-Eleven, Esso, Needs, Quickie Convenience Stores, Nicholby's, J.P. Beaudry, Magnetic Hill Irving and others.
- Thousands of independent c-store operators.
- Key industry suppliers and wholesalers.
In 2014, Canadians purchased $51.7B worth of goods and gasoline from convenience stores. More than 10.4 million visits are made each day to Canadian convenience stores, which means that every three minutes, a Canadian enters a convenience store. Convenience stores sell two out of every three cigarettes and three out of every four lottery tickets in Canada. Convenience stores employ 230,465 people.
CCSA represents the collective economic interests of C-Store retailers and vendors in Canada and acts as the industry voice on matters of consequence with all levels of government and community groups.
CCSA provides an effective forum for all participants to meet, listen and discuss common issues, concerns and opportunities.
CCSA provides its members with pertinent information and education on topical issues. This is distributed via the association’s Internet website and through participation at major trade venues.
CCSA is the voice for the industry to major trade and national media.
CCSA works to promote and foster professional business practices, standards and ethics throughout the C-Store industry. The association provides training, education and guidance to its members.