by Brianna Crandall — April 26, 2017 — ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) just announced they have joined forces effective April 1, 2017, forming ISSA Canada to better serve the Canadian cleaning and janitorial community and help change the way the country views cleaning.
Mike Nosko, ISSA Canada executive director, explained:
With approval from our members to move forward with ISSA Canada, we are in a much better position to provide a broader range of benefits and services, thus creating a greater value for our members. The integration plan between ISSA and CSSA has been in development for more than a year. Maintaining our Canadian identity within the industry was a critical component in moving forward. ISSA Canada will invest heavily in its operations and infrastructure to help “Canadianize” these programs and services for our members and their customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, all existing CSSA members are now members of ISSA Canada. All ISSA Canada members now have access to ISSA member benefits, including expanded educational opportunities, market exposure, networking opportunities, business tools and data, and other industry information.
ISSA Executive Director John Barrett added:
ISSA’s continued vision is to change the way the world views cleaning. The creation of ISSA Canada allows ISSA to increase its membership and expand the association’s geographical footprint in North America while spreading our message that cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.
For more information on ISSA Canada, view these frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA), now ISSA Canada, is a nonprofit corporation established in 1957 representing member companies engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, and selling of sanitary maintenance products and services. The purpose of CSSA is to provide a high degree of professionalism, technical knowledge, and business ethics within its membership while contributing to improved public health and environmental awareness in Canada.
ISSA is a trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, with more than 7,000 members, including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members. The association is committed to helping its members change the way the world views cleaning by providing them with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.