2009-06andy1

CSA Standards acquires a serious games platform

Toronto, June 5, 2009 – CSA Standards acquired the serious games platform created by DISTIL Interactive.
CSA Standards and DISTIL Interactive have been working together for more than two years and produced eight interactive eLearning (serious games) tools. This platform has won two international awards and creates game-like situations to help users learn – everything from how to report accidents to building environmental or quality management systems. We intend to support and nurture this platform and use it to expand our existing roster of educational offerings.

The former DISTIL team remains in Ottawa at a new address. They are now located at:

155 Queen StreetSuite 1300Ottawa, ONK1P 6L1

CSA Standards is very excited to expand its service offerings through this acquisition. We will continue to build upon this innovative, Canadian-based platform in order to provide interactive training solutions and help us achieve our vision of a better, safer, more sustainable world where standards work for people and business.

About CSA Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a membership association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace. As a leading solutions-based standards organization providing standards and codes development, application products, training and advisory services, CSA aims to enhance public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and facilitate trade. The Canadian Standards Association is a division of CSA Group, which also consists of CSA International, which provides testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For more information visit www.csa.ca.

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Contact:

Anthony Toderian

Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group

T: 416-747-2620

E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

Richard Louttet

Manager, E-Learning Canadian Standards Association

T : 416-747-2647

E : richard.louttet@csa.ca