Spa Industry Resource Links


Starting your own Business?

Starting a Spa Business in Ontario - Government of Canada, Canada Business Ontario

Advice on Starting a Spa or Salon in Ontario including regulations, certifications, guidelines, infection prevention and control, licensing, taxation, financial and management.

Look for reputable product and service suppliers with SIAC's Spa Partner members.



Ministry of Labour, Ontario Bill 21 - Employment Standards Amendment Act

Leaves to Help Families 2014 which received Royal Assent on April 29th, 2014. The three leaves are Family Caregiver Leave, Critically Ill Child Care Leave and Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave.  Read more...


Ministry of Labour, Ontario Bill 160

Effective July 1, 2014, all workplaces in Ontario covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act must ensure their workers and supervisors have completed a basic health and safety awareness training program. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has developed programs for workplaces to use in order to be in compliance. Read more...



Federal Bill C-386 - An Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning equipment)

Bill C-386 is a private members bill to intended to restrict prsons under the age of 18 from having access to tanning equipment.  The Members of the Spa Industry Association of Canada has been invited to provide feedback in response to this potential legislation. 

Parliament of Canada Bill C-386

Open Parliament

More information on provincial legislation and additional articles here.



Ontario regulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine takes effect April 1, 2013  Read more.

Additional resources for Acupunture:

Standards for Acupuncture - College of Occupational Therpaists of Ontario

Standards for Infection Control - College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario 

Safety Program for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists - College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia and College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

Information for foreign-trained practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials


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Esthetique Spa International

The Biggest Trade Show in North America dedicated to Aesthetic, Spa, and Medi-Spa Professionals
Vancouver, Feb 28 & 29, 2016
Toronto, April 24 & 25, 2016
Montreal, Sept 27 & 28, 2016





Green Spa Network is a community of people who are leading the way to transform the spa industry to be more efficient, sustainable, and earth-friendly.

Learn more about the Green Spa Network.   

Annual Green Spa Network Conference


Evidence-Based Medicine portal for spa & wellness therapies.

Learn how to use this invaluable resource in your spa business.


Tenth Annual Global Wellness Summit
Tirol, Austria Oct 17-19, 2016

www.globalwellnesssummit.comLearn more.



The Global Wellness Institute is the umbrella organization over several ongoing projects including proprietary industry research, invitation-only thought leadership summits, an online, evidence-based medical portal for clinicians and consumers, wellness tourism congresses held throughout the world, and more.  Learn more.



The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa keeps the global wellness, spa and tourism society informed about the developments via the following channels:

Global Standards and Practices - listing of standards and practices around the world.



Spa Industry Association of Canada is a member of the International Spa Association




Natural Health Practitioners of Canada  



Canadian Tourism Commission



Learn more about the Spa Industry  Research and Reports


Other Informative Links

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Massage Therapy

Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools

Health Canada

Cosmetics & Personal Care

Health Canada provides resources and information for consumers of cosmetic products, including frequently asked questions, advisories, and fact sheets.

Health Canada provides resources about cosmetics for Industry & Professionals, including guides for cosmetic manufacturers, importers and distributors, and professionals.

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