Our Mission

Our Mission

To foster community and promote the advancement of the profession of Bartending in Canada

The Canadian Professional Bartenders Association (CPBA) is an organization formed in Vancouver in 2009 by a small group of Bartenders with a simple mission: to foster community and promote the advancement of the profession of Bartending in Canada. One of our main functions is to serve as an educational platform for our members to learn more about service, spirits, beer, wine, and cocktails. We also partner up with bar industry brands and companies through associate memberships, providing opportunities for bartenders to connect with bartenders and work together to push the industry in new and exciting directions.

The CPBA represents a collective voice for bartenders to have a constructive dialogue with their respective provincial liquor licensing agencies across Canada, with the aim of raising awareness of quality products to provide to consumers.

We are a registered Non-Profit organization (S-55806). All of the funds we raise are allocated to provide events, education and benefits for our membership. Our national headquarters is based in Vancouver and we currently have provincial chapters in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario with hundreds of members across Canada.

We invite working or aspiring Bartenders and industry friends to join our growing community and connect with other passionate, like-minded individuals through our website and by attending events happening in your local community.