LSS Training and Certification



  Lean Six Sigma Canada is an independent organization, a “third party” certification company, offering the most robust certification in the industry. Generally speaking, certification alternatives include: the first party certification (internal or oneself certified, i.e. certified by the company you are working for), second party certification (external, i.e. certified by one of your customers) and third party certification (i.e. certified by an independent organization), the most trustworthy certification in the industry.

  Lean Six Sigma Canada is offering online, public/classroom and onsite training and certification.

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Click here for Public Master Black Belt training and certification


NEW - The 2017 Public / Classroom training classes will be instructed by Forrest Breyfogle.


Forrest Breyfogle was honored for his cutting-edge approach to traditional Six Sigma methodologies in his book, Implementing Six Sigma, 2nd edition (ISS2) at the 2005 American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference. ISS2 referred by many as the "how to" book recommended by ASQ, and is now receiving the coveted Phillip B. Crosby Medal. This honor is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management. Forrest has authored or co-authored eleven books, published over 150+ technical articles for a wide range of publications, and has been interviewed by television, radio, and publication editors about managing the dynamics of organizations and the application of all forms of enterprise improvement methodologies.


Liviu Ibanescu is a widely recognized for his contribution in the Lean Six Sigma community and well respected professional, leading organizational cross-functional teams to significant operational and financial results. Liviu’s Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement journey started in early 90’s. At the current time, Liviu is the President and Senior Partner at the Lean Six Sigma Canada and a Founder Member of American Society for Lean Six Sigma. Before this, he held the positions the senior Manger of Quality and Continuous Improvement with major North American Corporations.


In 2011 Liviu was the architect of the partnership with Forrest Breyfogle and his company. Smarter Solutions in partnership with Lean Six Sigma Canada continue to present and deliver a series of ground-breaking Lean Six Sigma MBB, BB and GB training in Canada. Liviu continues to play a significant role around the world as ambassador and visionary, spreading his message of Lean Six Sigma, while actively participating in conferences, training and coaching.

-Our instructors are Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts with extensive expertise in coaching, mentoring, developing and delivering training programs

-Our senior consultants have multi-industry exposure, both in manufacturing and services, with international corporate experience at senior management level, having a strong technical background and experience in automotive, aerospace, electronics, transportation, telecommunication, textile, military, government and safety.

-Our team of practitioners has extensive experience working with international corporations and market leading companies such as OPG, Hamilton Health Science, Magna International, Alcatel, Andrew, ACS, Bombardier, CTS, Shaw Communications, Samuel,  Honda, Toshiba, Magellan, Freightliner, Ingersoll Rand, Ministry of Health and Long Term, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Regional Municipality of Niagara, City of Barrie, Centennial College, hospitals and some smaller organizations.

-Overall, our consultants have trained over 4,000 Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts and Lean Six Sigma Champions. 



Ed Welsh

ED WELSH, MBA, MBB - Head of Consulting Services

Management Experience

  •   Over 15 years of progressive, international, corporate experience (more than 10 years at Manager / Director / VP levels) with multinational market leaders such as Dunlop Slazenger, International Playtex, United Biscuits, (largest UK cookie manufacturer), Wrangler Jeans and Tambrands (Tampax). 
  •   Held positions of increasing responsibility in line management roles, from Production Supervisor through Plant Manager to VP Manufacturing; and as Industrial Engineer, Distribution Manager, Quality Control and R&D Manager in staff/support positions. With several of these companies, played an integral, ‘hands on’ role in the successful implementation of modern management philosophies and techniques such as Lean Manufacturing, TQM, ‘Just In Time’ (JIT), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), SPC, MRPII, Set Up Time Reduction, Employee Involvement and Team-Centered Manufacturing, resulting in substantial cost savings and operational improvements.


Health and Other Sectors Consulting

  •   Implemented Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management for health organizations such as Royal Victoria Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University Health Network. Also Ontario Power Generation, City of Barrie, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Bombardier Aerospace, Toshiba, Honda, General Motors, Magellan Aerospace, Baxter Corp., Visteon, Velcro, Alcatel, Siemens, Bosch,  Delphi, Davis and Henderson, Lear, Tower Automotive, Dana, Hughes Leitz, G.S.W., C.C.L., Steelcase, DairyWorld Foods, Volkswagen, Wal-Mart and CIBC.


Lean Six Sigma Training and Implementation

  •   Trained over 2000 Black Belts, Green Belts and Lean Six Sigma Champions and Sponsors in diverse organizations such as Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, and St. Michaels Hospital, Bombardier Aerospace, Toshiba, Magellan Aerospace, Alcatel and Velcro.




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