On our recent trip to Canada to meet with certification clients, Dr. John McKeon took time out to meet with Neil Cooney, the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Ireland. The collaboration between Enterprise Ireland and Allergy Standards has proved successful through the years and will surely keep going in the same direction in the future. This meeting was the perfect opportunity to discuss future plans for our business.
Visit of Irish Taoiseach to Canada
The timing of the visit was ideal in light of the prime minister of Ireland – an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s – visit to Canada in mid August. This official visit will be heavily focused on the promotion of business and trade between the two countries. On this occasion, Courtney Sunna, who heads up our North American sales, will attend an invite only gathering to mark the visit of the Irish Taoiseach to Canada. This event will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland in collaboration with the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto and the Ireland Funds.
Canadian Certification Program
Meeting between Justin Trudeau and Leo Varadkar. Source: Adam Scotti, PMO
Canada was the first country where products were certified asthma & allergy friendly®™ and this year marks the 12th anniversary of our partnership with Asthma Canada. 12 years after the first certificated allergy and asthma friendly toy in Canada, Kids Preferred toys are still certified today with new products being added every year. Through our international certification partners implemented in Canada, we have now broadened the range of products certified in Canada. The products certified by the asthma & allergy friendly®™ Canadian Certification Program includes various categories such as air cleaners, flooring, beddings, paintings and washing machines. Without any doubt, Canada will continue to be a leading light in the fight to #tackleasthma and the companies we work with are keen to make products #forahealthierhome.
About Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.
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