Your input is invaluable to Canada’s standardization conversation. You can make your voice heard through any of the following:
Contact the SCC to provide input and feedback
The SCC coordinates several committees and panels representing various stakeholder groups and subject areas. The Consumer and Public Interest Panel (CPIP) is an advisory group that looks at issues related to consumers and the public interest, including items such as health, safety and the environment. To pass along your input or feedback to this panel, contact us and request that we forward your email to the Consumer and Public Interest Panel secretariat.
The panel's membership includes representatives of consumers, environmental organizations, labour, the academic community, occupational health and safety organizations, standards development organizations and the federal government.
Contact a standards development organization
Contact one of the six SCC-accredited standards development organizations. There may be opportunities to get involved:
- Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
- ASTM International
- Bureau de normalisation du Québec
- Canadian General Standards Board
- Canadian Standards Association (operating as CSA Group)
- NSF International
- Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
- ULC Standards
Contact a consumer or public interest group
Another option is to contact a consumer or public interest group. There are many non-government organizations that ensure that the interests of consumers, the environment and the public at large are appropriately considered when standards are being developed.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) website provides a list of consumer groups.
Getting involved directly
There are various ways in which you can effectively participate in Canadian, regional and international standards work:
- Should you have a particular interest in a standards development area, you can also get involved by providing consumer input towards the Canadian position on international standards. Various opportunities for participation are available on an ongoing basis.
- Be recognized by the SCC and consumer peers for input and contributions to standards-related work
- Tap into available support and take advantage of SCC’s orientation resources