This is chapter 6 of the Introduction to Standards and the Standards Council of Canada orientation module. A transcript of the video follows below.
Chapter 6 - What is the Standards Council of Canada?
The Standards Council of Canada is a federal crown corporation reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Established in 1970 by the Standards Council of Canada Act, the mandate of SCC is to promote efficient and effective voluntary standardization in Canada where standardization is not expressly provided for by law.
SCC enhances Canada’s competitiveness and well-being and improves Canadians’ quality of life by leading Canada’s standardization network and facilitating the development and use of standards and accreditation services.
As Canada’s National Standards Body, SCC facilitates and manages Canada’s participation in international standards development activities.
SCC is Canada’s member body at the International Organization for Standardization, the world’s developer of international standards.
Similarly, SCC hosts Canada’s National Committee, which represents Canadian interest at the International Electrotechnical Commission.
The IEC develops international standards related specifically to electrical, electronic and related technologies.
SCC also facilitates and manages participation in international policy committees and regional standardization bodies.
Canadian participation in these organizations is composed of volunteers from industry, government, academia, and public interest groups.
Qualified candidates interested in learning more can refer to SCC’s website for detailed information.
SCC accredits Standards Development Organizations in Canada and approves National Standards of Canada.
SCC accredits conformity assessment bodies to internationally recognized standards. The following kinds of organizations are accredited by SCC to perform conformity assessment:
- testing and calibration laboratories;
- management system registration bodies;
- personnel certification bodies;
- product certification bodies; and
- inspection bodies.
SCC focuses on key sectors in the Canadian economy, improving collaboration between industry and government, enhancing trade and competitiveness.
In doing so, SCC contributes to Canada’s economy, while safeguarding the health and safety of Canadian consumers.
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