October 2023 DATAC Newsletter

Oct 11, 2023

Welcome to DATAC’s Newsletter for the third quarter of 2023, chocked full of interesting and educational materials for all of our readers!

In this quarter’s newsletter you will find a spotlight on one of our long time members and Northern Ontario business success stories, NorthStream Safety & Rehab, led by Donna Nordstrom. Donna started out with years of experience in case management as an RTW and took her experience and built up NorthStream from one office in 2016 to now having 10 office locations and a network of collection sites across Canada.  

You will also find a product spotlight on VeriCheck’s Oral Fluid device and an interesting industry article looking at the reasons for keeping cannabis in your testing panels. 

We hosted our third, DATAC webinar at the end of September, Drug Testing in the Canadian Courts, led by Calgary lawyer, Stephen Torscher, partner at Carbert Waite LLP. It was another webinar full of incredibly helpful information for those working in the drug testing industry as well as for employer’s using drug and alcohol testing within their company. Stephen shared important information taken from the latest court proceedings regarding the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s implementation of pre-employment and random drug testing for their safety-critical positions in high-security facilities. We are so thankful for Mr. Torscher’s time and willingness to share his vast knowledge on the subject.

In this newsletter you will find:

  • A review of the Drug Testing in the Canadian Courts webinar
  • A company spotlight on one of our members
  • A product spotlight on the Vericheck Oral Fluid Cups
  • An industry news article about why Cannabis Testing is Still Important
  • PLUS a procedural infographic