The Canadian Laboratory Suppliers Association is a group of scientific companies committed to promoting and serving the Canadian laboratory marketplace. The CLSA provides a non-competitive environment for executives of Canada’s leading scientific suppliers to share ideas and concepts. The objective of the CLSA is to provide market analysis on the scientific industry, and to understand and discuss issues that influence the Canadian laboratory scientific market. These issues include: how government policies affect the scientific industry, how and why the industry is changing in Canada (changing economic climate) and market trends. In addition, the CLSA organizes and hosts a number of laboratory shows throughout Canada exhibiting a wide variety of scientific equipment and supplies. The objective of these exhibits is to provide our customers with the latest in instrument technology and laboratory consumables.
The CLSA offers a number of benefits to our Members such as:
Industry Sales Analysis Report
Quarterly, the CLSA provides the most accurate sales analysis report available to Canadian laboratory suppliers. This report provides sales data by category, geographic region and industry. Participating members find this report extremely informative and useful. The report is free of charge and is only available to CLSA members. All sales data submitted is completely confidential and is sent directly by participating members to our independent consultant who prepares the report.
Salary and Benefits Survey
The CLSA provides a confidential annual salary and benefits survey free of charge to participating members. The objective of the CLSA sponsored Salary Survey is to provide results based on data collected from companies that primarily sell equipment, consumables and services to the Canadian laboratory market. It is the ONLY salary survey specific to the industry and is only available to CLSA members!
Exhibits and Promotions
The CLSA organizes two annual shows held in the spring and fall each year. The shows are held in locations across Canada at major research institutes. Another show designated a “floating” show is held in a different city, in Canada, each year. The shows are only open to CLSA Members!
The CLSA provides a quarterly newsletter to all members. The Newsletter contains feature articles on recent CLSA events, announcements and information on upcoming CLSA events and industry news. The Newsletter is also a forum for our members to send in articles of interest and feedback on the CLSA.
The CLSA is the voice of the industry. The CLSA as a group is dedicated to help protect this industry for Canadians. Membership allows you input on important issues!
Education sessions are held featuring interesting, informative and inspirational guest speakers. These sessions may be full day or after hours sessions.
The CLSA encourages the growth and development of the industry and provides Members the opportunity to post jobs within their companies on our Website
Annual General Meeting
The CLSA holds its annual general meeting in May each year. The meeting provides members with the opportunity to meet in a social setting. The CLSA President provides the attendees with an update on the status of the Association. In addition, a guest speaker provides a talk and the topic is always interesting, timely and given by a top ranked speaker with expertise on the topic. The speaker is followed by a wonderful dinner and opportunity to socialize and network.
Each year the CLSA holds its popular annual golf tournament! The tournament is held at Ontario’s finest golf and country clubs. Members are invited to enjoy the day and play 18 holes of golf in a spectacular setting, followed by a gourmet lunch and prizes! It is a fantastic way to spend the day and recognize your top performers!The CLSA also hosts event such as “Night at the Races” and supports charitable organizations such as the United Way.