About the CPDJA
The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association (CPDJA) is a not-for-profit corporation that represents disc jockey (DJ) membership from across Canada. It is managed and led by a volunteer Executive Committee, volunteer Regional Team Leaders and a member-voted volunteer Board of Directors.
Our mission is to promote professionalism in the disc jockey service industry by inspiring all DJs through education, networking and support. We strive to help our members maintain the highest standards of service to consumers in planning, organizing and coordinating the use of the services of our professional membership.
In addition to providing a great community for Canadian DJs to come together and share ideas and learn with one another, we also provide access to affordable licenses from CONNECT Music Licensing and comprehensive property and commercial liability insurance.
The organization also host events from coast to coast that encourage the growth of all members through support by fellow members and a variety of educational topics, resources and events.
The CPDJA helps consumers by providing an online registry of DJ entertainers across Canada. Consumers can have peace of mind knowing that all CPDJA members must follow a Code of Ethics and Mandatory Standards and Practices.
The CPDJA is a founding member and active Board Member of the Canadian Entertainment Standards Council (CESC) and supports the Industry Standards and Practices recommended and approved by the Council.
For further information, please use the contact form to direct your inquiry to the appropriate level of management.
History of the CPDJA
The original DJ association was formed and incorporated under a Provincial Charter by letters patent given under the hand and seal of the Director of Consumer and Commercial Relations in Toronto, Ontario. The corporation was chartered as a Not-For-Profit corporation #1454369 on January 19, 2001 under the name of The Canadian Online Disc Jockey Association Inc. also to be known as CODJA with attorney Martin Gladstone, LLB representing the partners, Dennis Hampson, Glenn George Miller and Suzanne Cathrine Miller as the first directors. Dennis Hampson was appointed President.
On March 14th, 2002, both partners, Glenn Miller and Cathrine Miller, resigned from the association and Dennis Hampson assumed control with Linda Hampson as a director and Vice President. From 2002 until 2007, all operations of the association were funded annually by Dennis and Linda Hampson. In 2007, it was decided that an expansion of the association into an “annual dues” association would take place to provide further financial stability and to provide licensing and insurance programming.
The association then made application for supplementary Letters Patent through the association’s legal solicitors Greenberg & Levine to have the name of the association changed to the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association Inc. also to be known as CPDJA, on October 7th, 2008. Dennis Hampson remained President with Linda Hampson acting as Vice President. A new Board was then put into place to manage the affairs of the association. The association continues to be overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.