As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the federal government has provided an additional $2.1 million annually to the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to modernize Canada’s standardization network and to support a stronger Canadian voice in developing international standards.
The additional funding, which started this 2012–2013 fiscal year, will help to assert a more prominent Canadian presence on international standards development bodies in critical sectors of Canada’s economy. As well, the additional funding for SCC will better align Canadian standardization work with key federal priorities.
The additional investment in SCC will also target a limited number of priorities in areas such as energy and the environment, infrastructure, health and life sciences and innovative industries. These priorities are important in achieving global market access for Canadian products and services and in protecting the health and safety of Canadians.