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The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) celebrates a new name and a new mandate

October 3, 2008

74 Canadian laboratories will be presented with the documents that formally recognise their demonstrated competence between 6 and 10 October 2008.

Based on rigorous requirements contained in the international standard, ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, these laboratories have successfully demonstrated their continuing competence and have agreed to receive their new certificates as the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) celebrates a new name and a new mandate.

In 10 separate ceremonies to be held in Burnaby, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s, volunteer CALA members from public sector and private sector institutions across Canada will present replacement certificates to the laboratories named in local announcements.

“Well respected by our international peers, CALA is trusted by all levels of government for its rigour and the quality of its service. The volunteers from the CALA Accreditation Council and the Board of Directors who are conducting the formal presentations carry with them the recognition of their governments and the international community,” explained Rick Wilson, CALA CEO.

“We are changing to meet our member needs,” said Wilson, “and these small gatherings across Canada celebrate an achievement of excellence in participating laboratories that is recognized by Canadians and governments around the world. They trust our work. The new certificates represent a continuation of that trust.”

For more information contact:
Rick Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA)
Phone: 613 233-5300

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