Canadian Water Quality AssociationFounded in 1956, the Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA) is the voice of Canada's residential, commercial, industrial and institutional water treatment industry. Our industry is a vital and growing part of Canada’s economy in communities across the country. Our industry directly and indirectly supports more than 10,000 jobs, paying more than $500 Million in wages in Canada. We generate $3 billion in annual economic activity, and provide over $720 Million in federal and provincial revenues each year. CWQA directly represents more than 200 small and medium-sized businesses across Canada and we train, certify and advocate for over a 1000 companies in Canada. CWQA members include small business dealers/retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers of water treatment components and systems, constituting a sector where Canada is recognized as a global leader and a critical innovator.