The purpose of the Truss Plate Institute of Canada is; to serve the needs of manufacturers of truss plates and wood trusses by representation on various committees of recognized organizations dealing with building codes and standards; to establish and promulgate standards for the design, manufacture and quality control of truss plates as may be required; to do all other things to foster and develop truss plate manufacturing and wood truss fabrication industries, consistent with law, and in the mutual interest of members of the organization.