CONSUMERS 150 ORGANIZERS
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), Option consommateurs, the Consumers Council of Canada and Union des consommateurs have collaborated since early 2016 to prepare for Consumers 150.
These four consumer advocacy groups, among others, have worked together over the years in an effort to develop and advance a growing body of common consumer policy positions throughout Canada. The organizations have shared resources and expertise with other consumer groups to advance these positions. We continue working together to increase the visibility and effectiveness of the Canadian consumer movement.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is a federally incorporated non-profit organization and registered charity that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular, vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services.
Option consommateurs is an association devoted in advocating and promoting the rights and interests of consumers.
To achieve our mission, we pursue four objectives:
Promote a respectful vision of socioeconomic rights and interests of consumers.
Empower consumers and promote their independence by helping, informing and representing their interests to decision makers.
Helping to balance the power between companies and consumers.
Promoting equitable legal and contractual rules with regard to consumers and businesses, ensure their implementation and their respect.
The Consumers Council of Canada is a non-profit voluntary organization working towards an improved marketplace for consumers in Canada. It seeks an efficient, equitable, effective and safe marketplace in which consumers are able to exercise their rights and responsibilities.
The mission of Union des consommateurs is to promote and defend consumers' rights, taking particular account of the interests of modest-income households. Union des consommateurs interventions revolve around the values dear to its members, namely solidarity, equity and social justice, as well as improving the economic, social, political and environmental conditions of consumers.