CAPIC was founded in 1978 as a national, not-for-profit association dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the rights and interests of photographers, illustrators and recently, digital artists, working in the communications industry. Starting as a single group in Toronto, CAPIC has grown to six chapters, spanning the country from Halifax to Vancouver, with a membership of over 1030.
CAPIC is the collective voice and advocate for professional photographers, illustrators and digital artists in Canada. We work hard to maintain industry standards, create a community, fight for copyright protection, and much more. Our work helps all the professionals in our industry, but only members benefit fully. We are active at the federal government level, working to promote the rights of artists and lobbying to have the Canadian Copyright Act changed to give Canadian photographers the same protection offered in other countries.
The major benefit of CAPIC membership is the ability to meet other professionals in your local area through Chapter events and educational programs. CAPIC is the acknowledged leader in business practices education for illustrators and photographers in Canada.