About TIRP

The Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP) is an independently funded project administered by the CCPA. TIRP pools the trade policy research resources and expertise of Canadian non-governmental organizations from a variety of sectors. It produces expert research on a wide range of important trade and investment policy issues. TIRP’s research assists member organizations in participating in public debate and decision-making about the impacts of Canada’s international trade and investment obligations, ongoing international negotiations and alternatives. TIRP research also supports members in engaging with the Canadian government on trade and investment policy issues.

TIRP has gained a national and international reputation for rigorous, accessible studies critical of corporate-driven globalization and for its commitment to exploring practical alternatives.

Supporting/participating organizations

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Canadian Auto Workers

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Council for International Cooperation

Canadian Environmental Law Association

Canadian Federation of Students

Canadian Health Coalition

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Canadian Union of Public Employees

Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union of Canada (CEP)

Council of Canadians

National Union (NUPGE)

North-South Institute

Polaris Institute

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada

Public Service Alliance of Canada


Rideau Institute

United Steelworkers