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Become a Toy Testing Family

*NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING – Stay tuned for updates!*


The Canadian Toy Testing Council, a non-profit organization testing toys for over 55+ years is looking for children from infant to 16 years to test toys!

The toys are tested in families’ home environments for eight weeks throughout the spring to fall season. The parents are required to fill out an evaluation report (approximately one hour for each toy).

It is the Council’s philosophy to evaluate each toy from children’s perspective and gain their input. Each toy is evaluated based on its design, function, safety, durability, battery consumption and play value.

Families living in the Ottawa-Gatineau area who love toys are invited to fill out an application form and send it to the CTTC office.

Those chosen will be required to attend a two-hour Testing Family Orientation Session and pay a $35 family membership fee for the year. (Please note that the membership fee is for administrative purposes as the CTTC is a non-profit organization.)

Families should submit applications now in order to secure a place in the next training session taking place in the New Year. Please note that you will be contacted by the CTTC office upon acceptance of your application.

Download the “New Testing Family” application form – in MS Word format (editable) or  Adobe PDF (print only).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Become a Member

As a member of the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC), you will become a part of a strong highly innovative organization – an international leader in the world of toys!

Our solid volunteer base has, over the years, allowed the Council to grow and undertake new endeavours.

As a member you will benefit from:

  • Access to our exclusive members-only area of the CTTC website
  • Members’ E-zine
  • Priority shopping at the annual Fall Toy Sale (taking place in Ottawa)

The annual membership is $35 (administrative fee) and is effective for one calendar year (January to end of December).

Please mail (or email) your name, address, telephone number and email and a cheque for $35 payable to CTTC to:

Canadian Toy Testing Council
1973 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2C 0C7
Tel: (613) 228-3155
Fax: (613) 228-3242

VISA, Mastercard also accepted. Please contact the office.
There is also the option to pay by PayPal. THANK YOU!

CTTC Supporting membership
(January 2012-December 2012).

Become a Retail Partner

Please see the terms and conditions document to become a retail partner. Click here.

Our Annual Toy Sale

The CTTC 60th Toy Awards and Toymendous Sale is scheduled for Tuesday November 13, 2012.

Mabel’s Labels

Order Mabel’s Labels through the CTTC and help support our toy and book testing programs!

Mabel’s Labels were created by moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left the house, never to return. After lots of research and testing, these ladies created fun, durable labels for the stuff kids lose!

Mabel’s Labels sticky labels and clothing labels, which are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, are not only practical, but also designed to be very special to each child. The labels are customized with a child’s name, favourite mix of colours and an icon (animal, symbol, etc.). There are alsopersonalized stationery products, ID wristbands and household labels.

Place your order for Mabel’s Labels today and help support the CTTC