About the CBA
We are the voice of the lead battery industry in Canada
The Canadian Battery Association Was established in 1970 by the Canadian manufacturers of lead batteries
Our Core Values
Proactive regulatory education, dialogue and industry advocacy. Confidential data collection and collated information sharing. A level-playing field and a “Free Market” for lead batteries.
To provide information, advocacy and member-benefits that supports the responsible management of lead batteries from Coast to Coast.
The goal of the CBA is to be the voice of the lead battery industry in Canada.
CBA membership categories
They manufacturer, distribute and wholesale consumer and industrial lead batteries across Canada. The Manufacturers established the CBA in 1971 and they are the driving force behind the Association’s different programs. Currently the primary focus of the Manufactures is to establish and national Environmental Stewardship program for the recycling of lead batteries.
These CBA members distribute and sell batteries across Canada or are manufacturers of products that contain lead-acid batteries or are the large smelters that recycle lead batteries.
These members distribute and retail lead-acid batteries within a Province or they are an Association representing the Provincial brandowners of products (e.g., vehicles) that contain lead batteries.
These members do not have any direct “stewardship” obligations but voluntarily support the CBA through membership. Associate Members includes brandowners in non-regulated Provinces and carriers and recyclers of lead batteries.
The dealer typically sells a product (e.g., vehicles) that contains a lead battery and consequently meets the definition of “steward” in BC and Manitoba. If the dealer sells a product that contains a lead battery that has been reported by a Provincial or National member, then membership in the CBA is not required.