New program explained in five answers
1.Whose program is this and what is its mission?
Well Made Here is a non profit organization under federal jurisdiction, owned collectively by the banners and professional associations who inaugurated it on October 31, 2018.
Its mission is to promotes the purchase of quality building materials and other items manufactured in Canada and intended for the residential market.
2.What is an accredited Well Made Here product?
An item or building material element that meets regulations, standards and constructions codes in effect, potentially certified or licensed and for which at least 51 % of the direct manufacturing costs (both production material and labour, assembly and packaging) have been incurred in Canada.
3.Why should you choose a Well Made Here product?
Make an informed buying decision
Trusting in Canadian-made products
To support our regions and manufacturing jobs
4.Which businesses can participate in the program ?
Any business that manufactures in Canada building materials which meet public standards and other items intended for the residential market is welcome. The Well Made Here label will be displayed solely on products originating from a plant operating in Canada.
5.Quality of the information: who monitors?
As with Energy Star, FSC, CSA and other certifications, the public, end users of the product and peers are the ones who monitor. Any doubt about potentially erroneous or false information provided by a manufacturer should be expressed by telephone at 1 833-434-4373, an anonymous reporting line.