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Consejos y recursos útiles

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Synergistic business connections & strategic sources

Relations d'affaires synergiques et sources stratégiques

Relaciones comerciales sinérgicas y fuentes estratégicas


Helpful Tips | Conseils utiles | Consejos útiles


Basic Rules for French Canadian Text (PDF) - By in FRENCH only inc. (IFO)

Translation Tips for the French Canadian Market (PDF) - Retail, Food and Beverage Industries By in FRENCH only inc. (IFO)

Choosing Quality levels (PDF) - Publishing Level - full QC? 1st Draft? Gisting/Verbal sight reading? By IFO

Not all errors are created equal! - Quality Metrics - Quality Metrics example. Target audience/end use of a document should be key. By IFO

Our Client Service PLEDGE - What you should expect as a client & what you should know about us

Articles & Posts  | Textes et publications | Textos y publicaciones


In English, dogs go WOOF, but in French they go OUAF. - By Kim Pines, Linkedin posts - 2016

Who cares about French Translation? - By Birgit Blain, Birgit Blain & Associates, writer for Food in Canada, Grocery Business and


Everything you wanted to know about advertising in Canada 2010 (PDF) - courtesy of / Avec l'aimable autorisation de / Cortesía de Gowlings LLC

An idealization of the translator - Slavomir Belis, English<>Slovak Translator, traducteur anglais<>slovaque, traductor inglés <> eslovaco

Regulatory Compliance | Labelling | Branding | Copywriting

Conformité réglementaire | étiquetage | Stratégie de marque | redaction

Conformidad reglamentaria | etiquetado | estrategia de marca | redacción

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Close to heart logo

Close to the Heart is a professional nutrition services company providing expertise in a broad range of services including food regulations, nutrition communications and public relations. President of Close to the Heart Angela Liuzzo is a Registered Dietitian with over 15 years of nutrition and food and beverage regulatory experience.

Legal Suites logo

Legal Suites Inc./Bulcan FoodBev Consultants Inc. - Hands-on food compliance consulting for Canada & US. Label review services, Label Registration and other regulatory service s such as interim and temporary marketing authorizations, food additive submissions, etc.

birgit blain logo

We make brands more saleable!

Birgit Blain & Associates carve out solutions for your needs in strategy, brand and packaging development, for retail and food service. Seasoned food experts supporting food processors & brand owners with an appetite for growth. Specialists in Brand Development, Product Commercialisation and Private Label Brands. A multidisciplinary team of highly skilled experts in packaged goods and food retailing. Benefit from insights and years of experience with Canada's largest food retailer and President's Choice®, one of Canada's most trusted brands.

Focal point logo

Focal Point Research Inc. - is a consulting company that has the unique ability to assist in many aspects of launching and improving products. From early concept to regulatory approvals, product and package development, manufacturing and quality assurance, we provide comprehensive insight not typically found in a single firm.

NSF International logo

NSF International - provides expertise and accredited services across all supply chain sectors, including agriculture, animal feed, produce, processing, distribution, quality management software, retail and food services. Services include the Global Food Safety Initiative, HACCP validation and inspection, supply chain and agriculture certification and audits, food package testing, food labelling analysis, product and process development, food safety consulting and classroom, online, onsite and eLearning food safety training.

COR logo

COR - is the kosher certification trademark used by the Kashruth Council of Canada, the largest kosher certification agency in Canada. COR has been servicing the Canadian food industry for over 60 years and now certifies 70,000 products at approximately1000 facilities across Canada and around the world.

Richard Rabkin, Director of Marketing & Business Development

McCarthy logo

McCarthy Consultant Services Inc. - MCSI is trusted and valued by the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, natural health products and cosmetic industries for its efficient, timely, and effective regulatory work. The staff and Associates of MCSI have an extensive background working in these highly regulated and constantly evolving industries. MCSI also has the capability to handle your drug and medical device regulatory needs in the US and the EU.

International Etiquette & Business Consultants

Conseillers en affaires et en étiquette internationals

Consultores en negocios y etiqueta qiqueta internacionales

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L.B.C Consulting Services logo

L.B.C Consulting Services are management consultants that specialize in marketing research. Good business decisions are based on good information. Market research provides critical input required to create an effective business plan, launch a new service, fine-tune existing services or even expand into new markets. Marketing research can collect and monitor information regarding your clients’ satisfaction and help you meet or even exceed your clients’ expectations. A happy client is a loyal client. Contact Steve Letvosky.

Cultural & Generational Training logo

Cultural & Generational Training - customized multicultural solutions for your business. If you are like most business people, you’ll make three cross-cultural business mistakes in the first minute or so of meeting someone from a different culture. You’ll wonder why you did not win their confidence and/or earn their business? By working with us, we will provide you and your business associates powerful cultural insights and highly valuable cultural “competitive edges” in multicultural business so that prospects from different cultures prefer to do business with you. We will make sure that your cross-cultural skills in understanding, connecting, communication, adapting, selling, and managing people from different cultures become highly effective. Contact Bill Dennis.

Business of Manners logo

Business of Manners Link

Put your best foot forward, every time. Welcome to the oldest etiquette consultancy in Toronto, where all the seminars are custom-designed for you. Founded in 1989, Business of Manners is a consulting company specializing in etiquette and social graces. From dining with dignitaries to cellphone manners, the company offers sage advice on how to navigate with grace and poise. Business of Manners offers a range of seminars, from kidiquette to customized corporate events. Adeodata also delivers keynote speeches, serves as an etiquette consultant to film sets, and is a media spokesperson.

Bell Alliances International Inc. logo

Bell Alliances International Inc. - specializes in building alliances, joint ventures, or a wide range of other types of business partnerships with Asian companies in the areas of food, natural products, dietary supplements, health and beauty aids industries and the life sciences. Contact: Valerie Bell.

Legal Services | Services juridiques | Servicios jurídicos

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Stikeman Elliott

Sara Zborovski is a partner in the Corporate Group. Her practice focuses on providing regulatory and commercial counsel to companies regulated by Health Canada. She helps clients to navigate the regulatory landscape implemented by the Food and Drugs Act, the Cannabis Act and other legislation and associated regulations overseen by Health Canada and provincial regulators. Sara provides strategic counsel to pharmaceutical, cannabis, food and beverage, natural health product, medical device, cosmetic and tobacco companies on market access, authorizations and licensing, advertising and marketing and product safety and recalls.

Sara assists with product licence and market access strategies, establishment/facility licensing and GMP/GPP programs. On the compliance side, she assists clients in developing SOPs and compliance policies, reviews product packaging and labelling and provides strategic advice on advertising and marketing programs, including assistance with pre-clearance agencies and representation before the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board and Advertising Standards Canada. Sara also advises clients on federal and provincial privacy laws, particularly as these relate to healthcare, and federal and provincial access to information and freedom of information matters.  Click on logo for more information.

Gowlings LLC logo

Brenda Pritchard has over 30 years of experience practising exclusively in advertising and marketing law.

Brenda's practice includes advertising copy review; coupon, premium and contest promotions; social media and privacy advice, negotiation of music, talent and artistic rights for use in production; merchandising and publishing contracts and negotiation; Advertising Standards Canada hearings and defending against misleading advertising charges.

Gowlings LLC is an international full-service law firm with more than 750 legal professionals who have consistently been sought out for their creativity, effectiveness and value. From coast to coast and around the globe, clients trust Gowlings for their most critical business law, intellectual property and advocacy needs. We are one of Canada’s largest and most recommended law firms, providing a full suite of effective and valuable legal services to ensure our clients’ success.

Production | Sound | Staging | Talent

Production | Son | Mise en scène | Talent

Producción | Sonido | Puesta en escena | Talento

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Liane de Lothbinère logo

Liane de Lothbinère - Bilingual Talent & Producer

- On camera talent / voiceovers / singing / jingles in English and French

- Triple carded: ACTRA, UDA and AFTRA; SIGNATORY to ACTRA and UDA

- Product & direct jingle sessions

- "Go-to Girl" for musicians, studio and talent

Amara Studios logo

Amara Studios is a full-service commercial and corporate photography studio located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada offering a broad spectrum of creative photography and design services.

Our photographers are ready to create outstanding images of your products, corporate environments, people or events. We have over twenty years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, marketing firms, advertising agencies and start-up businesses, creating images that strengthen their brand image.

Contact: Suzanne Merrett

JBI Studios logo

JBI Studios provides customized multimedia services for corporate, entertainment, marketing and e-Learning clients.

Technical Writing | Content Management

Rédaction technique | Gestion de contenu

Escritura técnica | Gestión del contenido

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Publishing Smarter logo

Write Less. Write Better. Technical Writing, Content Creation, Management & Distribution, Training

Contact: Bernard Aschwanden

Society for Technical Communication logo

Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication. Technical communicators research and create information about technical processes or products directed to a targeted audience through various forms of media.

Society for Technical Communication logo

Society for Technical Communication (STC) - Toronto Chapter

Executive Recruitment | Recrutement de cadres

Reclutamiento de ejecutivos

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CSG Corporate Search Group logo

CSG Corporate Search Group - Recruiters dedicated to assisting our clients in finding their greatest asset, PEOPLE. We provide a comprehensive service to North American corporations who are undertaking initiatives in improvement and organizational change. Specialized in Sales & Marketing resources. Telephone 416-235-2554

Corporate Fulfillment / Direct Mail / Mail  House

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Mixto logo

Mixto Ltd. was created in response for complex, customized fulfillment services that wasn’t readily available in the marketplace. Mixto is a wholly Canadian-owned, private corporation. We specialize in plastic /synthetic card & fulfillment programs with IT solutions for clients in healthcare, insurance, government, automotive and not-for-profit industries.

Mixto offers fulfillment services using both paper & digital formats which will help promote the organic and sustained growth of your business. With a dedicated team of employees, some of whom have been with the organization since its inception, Mixto is able to offer boutique care and high-quality professional service that our clients have come to expect. We offer:

   Card Services (membership & id cards, loyalty/gift/virtual cards)
   Fulfillment (customization and custom kitting including hand work/assembly)
   Printing & Personalization (print management, digital printing, print on demand)
   Data Processing & Management (postal & lettershop services)
   Software Application & Development (automate warehousing & distribution)
   Contact: Jennifer Martin 905-501-9733 x104 or email > jennifer"AT"

Government Departments / Industry Associations

Ministères / Associations d'industrie

Departamentos gubernamentales / Asociaciones de industrias

General & Advertising | Général et publicité | General y publicidad

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Advertising Standards of Canada logo

Advertising Standards of Canada is the national not-for-profit advertising self-regulatory body.

Ad Standards has been providing advertising preclearance for the Canadian industry for over 30 years. Today, Ad Standards Clearance Services is Canada’s leading not-for-profit preclearance body delivering a fee-based, objective and independent advertising copy review and advisory service for industry. Preclearance services are available in five regulated advertising categories:


  Alcoholic Beverages
  Health Products
  Children’s Advertising
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Quebec's French Language Charter logo

English page of the Office québécois de la langue française including Regulations adopted under Quebec's French Language Charter and Infoguides on French language requirements in commerce, business and the workplace within the Province.

Food | Alimentation | Alimentos

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency logo

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the administration of food labelling policies related to misrepresentation and fraud in respect to food labelling, packaging and advertising (FDA), and the general agri-food and fish labelling provisions respecting grade, quality and composition specified in the Canada Agricultural Products Act (CAPA), the Meat Inspection Act (MIA) and the Fish Inspection Act (FIA). In addition, the CFIA has responsibility for the administration of the food-related provisions of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (CPLA), including basic food label information, net quantity, metrication and bilingual labelling.

Health Canada logo

Health Canada is responsible, under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), for the establishment of policies and standards relating to the health, safety, and nutritional quality of food sold in Canada.

Cosmetics | Cosmétiques | Cosméticos

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Health Canada logo

Health Canada works closely with industry and professionals to regulate and promote the safe use of cosmetics and personal care products that are made for distribution and for retail in Canada. The basis for the regulatory authority for the Cosmetic Programmes comes from the Food and Drug Act and Cosmetic Regulations.

The Canadian Cosmetic logo

Cosmetics Alliance Canada (formerly the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) is the leading Canadian trade association representing the cosmetics and personal care products industry.

Personal care logo

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the leading national trade association representing cosmetics and personal care products companies and serving as the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the $499.6 billion global industry. PCPC’s 600 member companies represent more than 90% of the U.S. beauty industry.

Trademarks, Patents & Copyrights

Marques de commerce, brevets et droits d'auteur

Marcas comerciales, patentes y derechos de autor

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CIPO logo

All names and logos mentioned in this page are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and the exclusive property of their respective owners.

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