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Ad Standards Overview of The Code and Clearance Services Check Mark - CHFA Connect
Ad Standards Overview of The Code and Clearance Services Check Mark


Chief Legal & Policy Officer at Ad Standards

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM ET
(11:15 AM – 11:45 AM PT)


Join us to hear from Catherine Bate, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Ad Standards who will provide an overview of advertising requirements for NHPs and foods in Canada. During the presentation, attendees will learn about:

  • The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (specific requirements for advertising of NHPs and food);  
  • Health Canada’s role and Ad Standards’ involvement in reporting non-compliant advertisements; and  
  • The Preclearance Check Mark Logo program.

Join us to learn more about the importance of compliant advertising for your NHPs and foods.


Catherine Bate joined Ad Standards in 2019 as the Chief Legal & Policy Officer. She is a recognized leader in the field of marketing, advertising and consumer product regulatory law in Canada. Previously, Catherine chaired the marketing and advertising law groups of two national law firms.  While in private practice, Catherine advised clients on issues ranging from consumer marketing and advertising strategies, promotions and sweepstakes, and data privacy practices. She also advised clients on consumer protection matters, product claims, labelling compliance, and navigating the rules around specially regulated products. Catherine holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.