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CDI is dedicated to professionalism through its one of a kind Certification Program and the support it provides garage door technicians across Canada.


The Canadian Door Institute Welcomes New President Sean Baird

The Canadian Door Institute (CDI) is pleased to welcome Sean Baird as the new President of the Board of Directors. Sean was first elected to the Board in 2014 and has served as a Vice President since 2020. He is also involved in the Ontario Chapter of the CDI.
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On May 28th, CDI held its inaugural webinar. Moderated by CDI Board member Nelson Kwok, roundtable attendees from across Canada discussed current business challenges experienced by CDI members, best practices in their operations, and resources available to businesses in the face of COVID-19.
If you were unable to attend the webinar, the recording is here

COVID 19 Pandemic – Best Practices

This is an unprecedented time in Canadian history, accompanied by significant disruption to our lives and businesses and uncertainty for our futures. In the face of the continuous upheaval we are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us find it a challenge to determine the best practices for protecting our employees, our customers, and our long-term business prospects.

Although each province and territory is seeing different levels of action from its government, there are prudent measures that we all can implement....

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Canadian Door Institute – COVID 19 Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, our Essential Services must be maintained. Hospitals and Care facilities, Police, Fire, and Ambulance services, Manufacturing and Research facilities, and the Transportation  infrastructure that link them all must function. People also need to be able to go to grocery stores and, if required, to seek health care. Critical to that are the products and services provided by the Door and Gate industry. Our Industry supplies, installs, and services...

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New US and Canada Binational Standard Published for Door and Gate Operators and Systems

Automated door and gate systems are very common in both the US and Canada.  In fact, many of the same manufacturers, distributers, and dealers operate in both countries, and the use of these products is very similar across borders.  However until recently, the product safety standards for these products were not the same.  With the publication of ANSI/CAN/UL 325, the safety requirements for these products are now aligned. Read the full article, here

The International Door Association (IDA) primary mission is to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. Door and access systems dealers sell, install and service a vast array of products including:

For additional information: www.doors.org

DASMA is North America’s leading trade association of manufacturers of garage doors, rolling doors, high performance doors, garage door operators, vehicular gate operators, and access control products. Our 100+ member companies manufacture products sold in virtually every county in America, in every U.S. state, every Canadian province, and in more than 70 countries worldwide. DASMA members’ products represent more than 95 percent of the U.S. market for our industry.

For additional information: www.dasma.com