July 2018

Round table discussions

Many thanks to our volunteer facilitators at the 2018 Biennial.  Pictured L to R.

Carolyn Eaton (Unilever), Leana Van der Vliet (ECCC), Raymond McCurdy (City of Toronto), Jayne Simser (ECCC), Judith Waher (Waher Consulting), Harold Malle (ECCC), Shelagh McDonagh (CFIA).  Missing is Bruce Phillips (RPC).

Andrew Lewis, Accreditation Officer, runs a workshop on ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Colleen Cotter, Accreditation Manager, leads a discussion on the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.

CALA Biennial Wrap Up

Highlights from the April 2018 Biennial


Every second year, CALA hosts a Biennial Training Session for its volunteer group of assessors.  This past April, over 130 assessors gathered in Toronto for 2 days of information filled sessions focusing on the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.  Built into this training were some networking opportunities and of course a little bit of socializing.  Colleen Cotter, CALA's Accreditation Manager, was pleased with the turnout and “is confident that CALA Assessors are up-to-speed with the new version of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, and ready to hit the ground running”,  as labs begin their transition process to the new standard.