CTA engages with Health Canada, the Canadian government and provincial governments to advocate for the interests of the Canadian toy industry and to provide critical information to help inform regulatory decisions.

In addition to reinforcing our message that playing with toys is important, safe, fun and beneficial, the CTA consistently calls for the alignment of Canadian and US Safety Standards, to reduce testing costs to manufacturers and increase selection for Canadian consumers while maintaining our focus on safety and improving childhood development through play.

Canadian Toy Association and Toy Association members are encouraged to contact the CTA office directly to request additional information.

Information & resources

View a list of current Canadian toy safety rules and guidances.

The Toy Association has compiled a list of international standards for toys and children's products.

The Toy Association’s consumer website,, offers parents and caregivers tips for safe and fun play through every stage of a child’s life. The website includes a list of recently recalled products. Visit