The Woodwork Institute


Established in 1951 as a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to the preservation of the use of wood as a building material, Woodwork Institute has grown into a national organization whose primary purpose is to ensure excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork.

As the Institute has grown, so too has its quality control programs. As a means of establishing quality control, WI has collaborated with the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada on the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards. This book is the essence of building and installing quality products.

Unique to WI are its certification programs:

WI also provides the following specialty services:

  • Independent Inspection Services
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Site Compliance Inspection Services

Our Core Purpose

Assurance of excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork.


Our Core Values


We believe that trust is earned.

We act with integrity, discipline, accountability and dedication.

We do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

We believe in the power of a positive attitude.

We value politeness and respect.


Setting standards and assuring quality in woodwork