Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Approved

Spas from across the country have distinguished themselves amongst the most elite in Canada by successfully completing the Spa Industry Association of Canada’s rigorous Quality Assurance Program.

Safety and hygiene standards have become vital, key concerns over the past few years, as the popularity of spa treatments has grown. There is no federal government regulation for the Canadian spa industry. Many provinces require little, if any licensing at all for spa practitioners – especially hair, skin, and nails. Many training facilities and schools do not have uniform, equivalent educational programs and/or requirements for graduation.

The Quality Assurance Program, the only national program of its kind in the Canadian spa industry, is designed to demonstrate to consumers which spas exceed industry standards and best practices.

Spas earn the distinctive Quality Assurance Approved designation through an assessment conducted by independent third-party assessors specially trained for this industry. Renewal is not automatic, as spas must re-qualify once their terms expire.

 

Standards and Practices

 

Quality Assurance Approved Spas

100 Fountain Spa

Achieve Wellness Spa

Algonquin Spa at The Couples Resort

Ancient Cedars Spa

Au Naturel Spa at Brookstreet

Body & Soul Spa-Hair-Laser

Drift Spa at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Hammam Spa

Island Currents Spa at Sonora Resort

Le Spa Infinima

Life Stiles Spa

Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris

Pacific Mist Spa at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort

Riverstone Spa

Sahara Spa

Sante Spa Victoria

Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales Hotel

Solstice Spa at the Elkhorn Resort

Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa

Ten Spa

The L Spa and Wellness Centre

The Spa Ritual

Urban Oasis Mineral Spa

Vida Spa, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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