Welcome to the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) website

CAPC is an industry-led organization formed in September 2002 to address the key competitive issues facing the Canadian automotive industry. Membership comprises the CEOs of Canada's five assemblers and leading parts suppliers, as well as representatives of Unifor, industry associations, auto research-focussed academia, and the federal and provincial (Ontario and Quebec) Ministers of Industry.

CAPC is co-chaired by Jean Marc Leclerc, President and CEO of Honda Canada, and Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman of Martinrea International Inc.


To help Canada be the location of choice for automotive manufacturing within North America, driven by an environment that is globally competitive, promotes research and innovation, and develops the people, skills and technology necessary to succeed today and in the future.


  1. Address the operating environment factors necessary to maintain Canada’s existing OEM footprint, to enhance competitiveness and to support future growth
  2. Foster a culture of innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement to advance automotive manufacturing in Canada
  3. Leverage, attract and invest in talent to position Canada as a centre of excellence and to provide prosperity and quality of life for Canadians
  4. Promote Canada as an investment location of choice by raising our visibility, promoting competitive advantages and showcasing new technologies in key markets

Statement: (PDF) CAPC Statement of Support for United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Call to Action II: (PDF) A Report by the Manufacturing Competitiveness Working Group of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council

CAPC Submission (PDF) to the Government of Canada in support of the Inclusive Innovation Agenda.