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Geometrix Global Inc. was established in 1988. It has been the umbrella for many business opportunities, including Food Safety Training, introduced in 2006.


When the Toronto BY-LAW No. 678-2006 was initiated, Sharon Elston became registered with TrainCan, Inc. to deliver the Canadian employee-level BASICS.fst training program (course book and on-line version), "fst" stands for food safety training. Also offered is the ADVANCED.fst,  for management level training. Both of these programs comply with the Canadian Food Retail and Foodservices Regulation and Code, Health Canada and CFIA.


Sharon also facilitates “Train-the-Trainer”, with head office approval, this course allows others to deliver the food safety programs within foodservice and healthcare fields. More information on food safety courses.


TrainCan Industry Affiliations

Food Allergen Canada
Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks
Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
CIPHI–Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (National and Regional Branches)
OFPA – Ontario Food Protection Association


Area of Operations

National Training/Certification/Educational Focus: Across Canada 

Industry focus: the Foodservice, Hospitality, Retail Grocery, Education, Government



TrainCan certifications are recognized across Canada. Requirements may vary by Provincial and/or Municipal agencies. The Federal government has no national enforceable food safety standard/guideline at this time. 

Sharon Elston

A well regarded food consultant, Sharon Elston delights audiences as a food safety instructor, third party food safety auditor and cooking | health food Educator.

Sharon works with | speaks to healthcare professionals, sommeliers, nutritionists, dieticians, food service operators, food distributors/wholesalers, Canadian retailers and restaurants, educational institutions, and corporate sectors such as: University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Loblaw Companies Limited, Great Canadian Superstores, Domino's Pizza GTA, Urban Dining Group, The Fairmont Royal York, The Sheraton Centre Toronto, Hyatt Regency Toronto, Hilton Hotels, Delta Hotels, IKONINK, Nordstroms, The Bay, TD Canada Trust and the list goes on.

Sharon also has a unique spin on authentic and modern global cuisine. For recipes and more stories, click on The Spice Lady Blog.

From keeping your food establishment safe, to eating the very best tasting food, and educating about healthy nutrition, Sharon’s passion is to energize you to live a healthy, happy, and abundant life.

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