Community Partners

Community Partners

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL)

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) represents the independent testing industry in Canada. There are over 330 member facilities across the country. These labs provide a broad array of testing services, working in such fields as construction materials, manufactured goods, oil and gas, crops, food, air, water, soil and more. CCIL members have no vested interest in the outcome of the test results, have no conflict of interest, and are therefore able to conduct investigations and render reports objectively and without bias.

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association is THE national voice for water and wastewater in Canada, representing the municpal utilities across the country and the private sector partners that supports them.

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

SCC is pleased to be a Community Partner for the CALA Catalyst Conference 2014.

SCC is a Crown corporation and a portfolio of Industry Canada. Our goal is to enhance Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being. The organization offers accreditation services to both standards development bodies and conformity assessment organizations – including for International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission standard ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. SCC provides services to more than 500 customers in the area of conformity assessment, including various testing and calibration laboratories. The organization’s accreditation programs are based on internationally recognized standards and guides. SCC is a signatory and full member of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC), and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). For additional information on SCC, please visit, or send inquiries to


Le CCN est heureux de s’associer en tant que partenaire communautaire à la Catalyst Conference 2014 de la CALA.

Le Conseil canadien des normes (CCN) est une société d’État qui fait partie du portefeuille d’Industrie Canada. Son but est d’améliorer la compétitivité économique du Canada et le bien-être collectif de sa population. Le CCN offre des services d’accréditation aux organismes d’élaboration de normes et aux organismes d’évaluation de la conformité — y compris une accréditation au regard de la norme ISO/CEI 17025, Exigences générales concernant la compétence des laboratoires d’étalonnages et d’essais de l’Organisation internationale de normalisation (ISO) et de la Commission électrotechnique internationale (CEI). Dans le domaine de l’évaluation de la conformité, le CCN fournit des services à plus de 500 clients, parmi lesquels des laboratoires d’étalonnage et d’essais. Ses programmes d’accréditation sont fondés sur des normes et des guides reconnus à l’échelle internationale. Le CCN est membre signataire à part entière de l’Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), de l’InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) et de l’International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). Pour obtenir un complément d’information sur le CCN, consultez le ou envoyez vos demandes de renseignements à

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) 

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is a member-supported organization dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences and engineering. It is comprised of three professional societies: the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology. CIC organizes Canada’s two premier annual conferences for the chemical sciences and engineering. It publishes ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, a national magazine and The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. In addition, the CIC confers awards, oversees a network of Local Sections and Subject Divisions, lobbies the government on issues of research funding and regulations, accredits university programs, certifies chemical technologists and reaches out to the public to advance their understanding and appreciation of the chemical sciences and engineering.  To learn more about CIC and its constituent societies visit

Interested in Being a Community Partner? 

Conferences and Networking opportunities like this are the product of a community-based effort. If you are an organization interested in helping spread the word of this event to your members / stakeholders, please contact Beverley Hinterhoeller at 613-226-8317 x233 or via email. We sincerely appreciate all the help we receive, and thank you in advance for continuing to support this CALA-based learning initiative.