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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

CALA Annual General Meeting

Note: all documents are in Adobe Acrobat reader format (.pdf), unless otherwise noted.

CALA is again holding it's AGM in conjunction with EnviroAnalysis in Toronto. The CALA Training Service is also offering 2 courses on Wednesday May 12 and Thursday May 13. Click on the icons below for more information.

  CALA Training Service

Previous AGMs:



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RSVP: Please complete our RSVP form for the AGM and Training sessions.


Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel
5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1N1

Website:Toronto Airport Hilton

Toll Free: 1-800-445-8667 call for reservations and quote "ENVI10"
Phone: 1-905-677-9900
Fax: 1-905-677-7782


11:40 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 14:00 AGM (Mavis room)


Draft Agenda


2009 Draft Minutes
2010 Draft Minutes


Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

Treasurer's Report

Treasurer's Report

President's Report

President's Report

Financial Statements

2009 Audited Financial Statements


Due to EnviroAnalysis, there will not be any guest speakers.


Wed-May12 Measurement Uncertainty
Thur-May 13 Method Validation

Please register for these courses at the EnviroAnalysis registration page.



Highlights of the 2010 Annual General Meeting


The recipient of the 2010 Serge Villard Award is Mr. Michael Brodsky.

Michael has been an Environmental Microbiologist for 38 years. He is a graduate from the University of Toronto, School of Hygiene and was the Chief of Environmental Microbiology from 1982-1999 with the Laboratory Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health. He is currently operating as Brodsky Consultants, an independent microbiological consultant in food and water safety, laboratory accreditation, and quality assurance.

Michael has been a CALA assessor since 2000, and has performed 39 assessments, either by himself or on a team. He has continually received positive feedback from team members and laboratories on his technical knowledge and performance of assessments, and is a RABQSA-certified Lead Assessor. Michael also volunteers on both the Advisory Panel and Program Committee.

Congratulations Michael!

Serge Villard Award

CALA President James Doull, presents to Michael Brodsky.



The recipient of the 2010 Don LaBerge award is Dr. Richard Wilson.

Rick was appointed the association’s Executive Director in August 1994 and fourteen years later when he retired, CALA was recognized around the world as an organization worthy of respect in advancing quality issues. Rick will tell you that CALA’s recognition was achieved by the members, the volunteers and the staff, however this fails to recognize the contribution of the person who set the tone for these successes. Yes, Rick did not necessarily accomplish them, but he did facilitate them. He acted as our guide so that we could all succeed, to our individual benefits, to the benefit of the association, to the benefit of the members, and to the benefit of Canadians – our ultimate customers.

Rick Wilson on behalf of CALA, was inspirational, motivational, forgiving, dedicated, and unassuming. A leader by any definition and a very deserving recipient of the 2010 Don LaBerge Award.

Congratulations Rick!

Don LaBerge Award

CALA President James Doull, presents to Rick Wilson.




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