The first association of substance formed to respond to a fledgling industry soon to be known as self storage, was the United States based Self Storage Association (SSA). It was formed to represent the self storage industry across North America, which includes Canada.
As the industry grew, the association had to re-organize several times to attempt to respond to its members' needs. The first re-organization was to divide North America into nine regions, the ninth region being Canada. The Self Service Storage Association of Canada was formed as a framework to operate as the ninth SSA region. However, the structure of nine regions became cumbersome, and the SSA subsequently reorganized North America into three regions: Western, Central, and Eastern, negating the need for the Self Service Storage Association of Canada.Visit partner website: http://www.cssa.ca/