Reporting to Parliament through the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister, SCC's Governing Council is made up of 13 members who represent a broad spectrum of stakeholder interests. Ten members are appointed by the federal government and three are members by virtue of the Chair/Vice-Chair positions they hold on statutory committees established in the Standards Council of Canada Act.
SCC's Governing Council is responsible for organizational stewardship, setting SCC's strategic direction, overseeing the development and implementation of the organization's corporate plan, providing relevant policy direction and periodically reviewing SCC's legislated mandate to ensure the organization's continuing relevance. SCC's Governing Council and its two standing committees, the Corporate Governance and Audit Committees, oversee SCC's management in delivery against SCC's strategic initiatives.
The Governing Council is also supported by two advisory committees:
- Provincial-Territorial Advisory Committee (PTAC)
- PTAC is established in the Standards Council of Canada Act. PTAC promotes cooperation and communication between the provinces, territories and SCC, and provincial and territorial participation in Canadian standardization activities.
- Standards Development Organizations Advisory Committee (SDOAC)
SDOAC is also established in the Standards Council of Canada Act. SDOAC makes recommendations to the Governing Council on matters related to voluntary standards development and promotes cooperation and communication between SCC and SCC-accredited SDOs.
SDOAC and PTAC report regularly to Council through their Council representative, with respect to their actions. Their reports support SCC's strategic priorities and help develop standardization solutions that reduce duplication in federal, provincial and territorial regulations and standards.
Setting Standardization Priorities
During 2015—2016, Council focused on the important role of standardization in supporting public policy objectives and providing value to Canadian governments, industry and consumers by ensuring that standards bolster Canada's efforts to build a more competitive and innovative economy. Council maintained a key role in setting and monitoring SCC's strategic direction and providing advice aimed at delivering greater value to Canada through standardization. The Council also reviewed governance aspects of SCC programming, such as standards development, NSCs and accreditation program requirements.
Comings and Goings
The SCC Council Chair and members were actively engaged throughout the year to ensure that the organization had the members it needed to accomplish its mission. In November 2015, PTAC Chair David Wigmore retired. PTAC Vice-Chair Jim Young assumed the PTAC Chair position, and Paul Pierlot was appointed PTAC Vice-Chair. Other Council changes included Colin Clark's move to the Audit Committee and Claude Bédard's move to the Corporate Governance Committee.
Members of Scc's Governing Council (as of March 31, 2016)
- Claude Bédard
- President, Euclid Admixture Canada, Inc., and Vice-President of Key Accounts, The Euclid Chemical Company
- Colin Clark
- Chief Technical Officer, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
- Kathryn Coll
- President and Managing Partner, HR Atlantic
- G. Rae Dulmage
Director, Standards Development, Government Relations Office and Regulatory, ULC Standards and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
- Glenn Feltham, PhD
- President and CEO, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Suzanne Gignac
Audit Committee Chair
Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
- Merete Heggelund
- Chief Administrative Officer, City of Medicine Hat
- Kathy Milsom
- Paul Pierlot
Senior Manager, Competitiveness Initiatives, Government of Manitoba
- Richard Raymond
- Former Senior Executive, Steel fabrication and product distribution
- W.A. Sam Shaw, PhD
- Vice-Chair and Corporate Governance Chair Corporate Director
- Sara Jane Snook
- Independent Engineering Consultant, Energy and Environment
- Jim Young
Director, Environment Division, Department of Communities, Land and Environment, Government of Prince Edward Island
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