About Spicers Canada

Our Employees Are the Foundation of our Success

Our Story

Backed by a fifth-generation family-owned company, Spicers, together with its Shippers Supply and All Graphic Supplies divisions, are leading distributors of commercial print and business papers, specialty products, graphic solutions, sign & display equipment and materials, and industrial supplies & packaging products.

We’re based in Vaughan, Ontario, with 27 regional locations that include custom manufacturing facilities in Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg, as well as cash and carry locations, product showrooms and equipment demo sites strategically located across the country. Partnering with trusted global manufacturers, we source, stock, market and distribute a diverse range of quality products while adding value to our customers through an efficient and reliable supply chain.

For the past 100 years, our experienced and friendly staff have identified products, services and support relevant to Canadians. We employ over 600 employees that are passionate about our business, understand how to deliver world-class service and support while united by a common set of Principles.

Building on More Than 100 Years of Heritage

For the past 100 years our expert and friendly staff have provided products, services and support to customers across Canada.


Spicers Canada acquires All Graphic Supplies, expanding its position in the distribution of wide format and digital equipment, supplies and ink


Spicers Canada acquires Shippers Supply, expanding product mix throughout Western Canada


Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), one of the world’s largest privately held pulp, paper, packaging and tissue companies purchased Spicers Canada Limited. Now operating under Spicers Canada ULC


Coast Paper, Roll-O-Vert and Spicers in Canada consolidate into one proud company, Spicers Canada


Cascades Resources was acquired by PaperlinX, an Australian based company and the name was changed to Spicers


Coast Paper acquired Montreal-based L.P. Turgeon Inc. Graphic Resources changed their name to Cascades Resources across Canada


Coast Paper was acquired by PaperlinX, an Australian based company


Graphic Papers acquired Barkwell Paper Company Ltd. in Winnipeg. Changed the name Graphic Paper to Graphic Resources and expanded to open locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Dartmouth


Select Papers was combined with Graphic Papers in Toronto and operated in Toronto, Kitchener and Belleville as Graphic Papers


Select Paper acquired Ontario Convertor Services Ltd and changed the name to Roll-O-Vert


Wilson Munroe changed their name in Toronto to Select Paper and opened locations in Belleville and Kitchener


Wilson Munroe merged with Kruger in Montreal to form Les Papiers Graphiques


Wilson-Munroe Company was acquired by Rolland Paper Company


Coast Paper was founded by Gilbert Garnett in Vancouver, BC and then expanded eastward opening locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto


The Wilson-Munroe Company Limited was formed in Toronto by Edwin S. Munroe and Thomas G. Wilson.

Core Guiding Principles


Pursuit of relevant solutions that improve profitability for our customers, suppliers and employees.


Innovation and progress begin by extending our comfort zone.


Providing the highest standard of work creates an undeniable competitive advantage.


Pursuit of a structure easy to understand and free of internal and external barriers.


Clear communication of expectations and vision assures efficient execution.


Ownership of how our strategy is administered lies at a local level.

Our Parent Company


Our parent company, Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) owns a range of sales and distribution businesses in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood products and metals industries. The company employs over 3,000 globally, with 150 offices in 29 countries and in 52 cities across North America.

CNG operates through three divisions: The Central National Division, a global distributor of pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood and metal products; the North American Distribution Division, comprised of regional paper and packaging companies that supply paper, packaging, wide format, digital and Jan-San products to commercial printers and corporate end users; and the North American Publication Division, which supplies paper to the book, magazine, catalogue, retail and direct mail industry.

Visit cng-inc.com to learn more.

Spicers Canada Acquisition Announcement

Press Release, February 03, 2020
CNG’s Spicers Canada Acquires All Graphic Supplies, Expanding Wide Format and Digital Offerings.  www.allgraphicsupplies.com

Spicers Canada Acquisition Announcement

Press Release, November 06, 2017
CNG’s Spicers Canada Acquires Shippers Supply, Expanding Product Mix throughout Western Canada. Shippers Supply Inc. is both a manufacturer and distributor of quality packaging supplies and warehouse equipment.   www.shipperssupply.com