1840 Clements Road, Suite 100, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3R8
President -Jim Kostuch
TrainCan Inc. was established in early 2000 and introduced the Canadian basic employee-level training program (course book and on-line version) called BASICS.fst. In addition, ADVANCED.fst was introduced as a Canadian training option at the management level. Both of these programs conform to the Canadian Food Retail and Foodservices Regulation and Code, Health Canada and CFIA. The administrative support for these programs is handled through the Toronto office.
(Note: "fst" stands for food safety training)
The food safety training journey (now TrainCan, Inc.) started in the late 1990’s, it began via Kostuch Media Limited promoting and marketing an American food handler program. In 1999 work also began on a Canadian employee certification program (BASICS.fst) and a Canadian management level program (ADVANCED.fst). In 2000 TrainCan was formed and then in June of 2002 Jim Kostuch joined TrainCan as Vice President and CEO.
Since this time TrainCan has established itself with a database of over 350 000 individuals food handlers certified across Canada. TrainCan remains a leader in Canadian food handler training and certification for both in class and online learning.
Food Allergen Canada
Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks
Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
Friends of We Care Charity
CIPHI–Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (National and Regional Branches)
OFPA – Ontario Food Protection Association
English and French (course books, online and student support)
Some exams and support materials are available in additional languages
Area of Operations:
National Training/Certificaiton/Educational Focus: Across Canada
Industry focus: the Foodservice, Hospitality, Retail Grocery, Education, Government
TrainCan certifications are recognized across Canada but requirements may vary by province and or health unit. Canada has no national enforceable food safety standard/guideline at this time