CSA: One of Canada’s 150 Iconic Brands

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Interbrand, an independent Canadian marketing firm, identified 150 iconic Canadian Brands in a recently published report.

The introduction states:  “In honour of Canada 150, we are proud to share “The Interbrand 150: Iconic Canadian Brands Report—Our time to grow.” This report showcases the influence and impact of Canadian brands, and celebrates 150 companies, organizations and institutions that make us authentically Canadian, some of which pre-date our country’s 1867 confederation.”

You can download the report from the Interbrand website or view the 150 history time-line.  You’ll recognize many names like Kraft Dinner, Tim Horton’s, Bombardier, Seagram’s, HBC,  Cirque du Soleil, and CSA Group!

The report says… “CSA Group has been helping build our nation—and keep us safer—since 1919 through standards and testing that span almost every facet of Canadian life, from the railways that bring us together, to the helmets that help protect hockey players, to the healthcare we hold dear, and much more.”

How wonderful that we can say we’ve been part of an iconic Canadian brand.


Retiree Club Executive


The executive consists of:

  • Brian McCran – President
  • Daniel Barbini – Treasurer
  • Mel Doig – Secretary
  • Terri Smith – Web Administrator
  • Susan Morley – Member-at-Large
  • Chiu Wong – Member-at-Large
  • Kris Jones – Member-at-Large

You can contact the executive at csaretirees.info@gmail.com or through the “Contact Us” page.

Want the Latest News Faster?

1. Send CSA Human Resources your e-mail address

If you have not already done so, please send your e-mail address to Veedeeta Beedasy at  veedeetabeedasy@csagroup.org or by phone at 416-747-2302.  Veedeeta regularly mails out retiree information, invitations to the President’s Luncheon and notice of retiree events.  Instead of receiving a hard copy letter by Canada Post, you’ll can get an e-mail.

2. “Follow” the website

If you click on the +FOLLOW prompt (lower right corner on the website), you’ll be able to enter your e-mail address to receive an e-mail notification each time new information is posted to the website.

Shout Out

As our kids say, here’s a “shout out” to ALL CSA Retirees.  There’s a joke that goes like this… How many Torontonians does it take to change a light bulb?  None, because the world revolves around us!  We don’t really believe that, but we know that we’re Toronto centric, so we need your input.  Contact us using the “Contact Us” tab, or by e-mail at CSAretirees.info@gmail.com.