Every two years, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) presents Canada's national awards in standardization. These awards recognize the commitment of individuals, organizations and committees who dedicate their time and expertise in support of Canada’s national standardization network.
List of Awards
Meet the 2022 SCC award winners!
Hugh Krentz Award
The Hugh Krentz Award recognizes exceptional leadership and contributions of an individual in Canada’s standardization network.
Meet the 2022 winner, James Boyden!
Hugh Krentz Award Winner 2022 I've been involved in global standards development for decades. I've achieved many accomplishments over the last three decades.
My work has always served to affirm my conviction that standards are the way to overcome a key set of trade barriers and attain harmonization. It may be safety, health, banking or clean drinking water-related.
Internationally harmonized standards have taught me that they are key to making global trade more accessible and economical by removing barriers to do doing business across any and all borders Reducing regulatory burden is no easy task, but I'm a first-hand believer that this is one of the greatest benefits of my standards work that I've achieved throughout my career.
One of the best experiences I've had doing standards work is meeting different people across the globe. I’ve been fortunate enough in my standards work to collaborate with many countries,and I always find it very rewarding to learn about various cultures first-hand.
I’ve gained a vast network of colleagues who are always never too busy to discuss any topic I would like to talk about. And it’s always nice to know the top experts in their field when you need some guidance down the road.
SCC Corporate Commitment Award
The SCC Corporate Commitment Award recognizes the contributions and commitment made by a group or organization in support of standardization activities nationally and internationally.
SCC did not receive a successful nomination for this award in 2022.
SCC Committee Achievement Award
The SCC Committee Achievement Award recognizes the contributions made by a committee or group (e.g. advisory committee, technical committee, sub-committee, working group, task group, ad-hoc group) in support of Canada’s national standardization network.
Hear from the Chair of the Northern Advisory Committee, the winning committee for 2022!
I’m Nelson Pesko. I'm the chair for the Northern Advisory Committee, The Northern Advisory Committee, (NAC) provides support on multiple fronts.
First and foremost, we provide oversight and strategic advice to SCC as it pertains to the development of the NAC program. We’ll also contribute and provide recommendations of key topic areas to be considered for standardization. We’ll solicit feedback and ensure that this feedback is reflected in the design of the new standards. Ultimately we’ll work with SCC to provide input on opportunities to be considered to showcase the standards so that the standards get understood, utilized and ultimately implemented.
The Northern Advisory Committee is honored to receive this award and we would like to recognize everyone that has contributed to this program, such as the working group committees, technical committees and CSA and BNQ.
SCC Young Leader Award
The SCC Young Leader Award recognizes the leaders of tomorrow by honouring an engaged and active participant of the standardization network who is under the age of 40.
Meet the 2022 winner, Tommy Chiu!
I went to engineering school at UBC in Vancouver and have been working as a building consulting engineer for more than a decade.
I read, implement and utilize codes and standards every day in order to properly deliver engineering projects and help create a better, safer, and more sustainable world for the general public.
So I would strongly suggest that young professionals apply today and to share your innovative ideas and get your voice heard in the international arena, help us to help you to become a better engineer.
It is obviously an honor to receive this prestigious award from SCC. And, it really reassures me that I am heading in the right direction.
McMahon Dedicated Service Award
The McMahon Dedicated Service Award recognizes notable contributions to standardization made by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) personnel.
Meet the 2022 winner, Anneke Olvera!
For me, Standardization is one of the most rewarding careers. It is one of those areas where no matter where you look, whether you're looking at the structure that you live in or you are examining the services that you're receiving, standardization is involved.
Most favorite projects are the ones where I get to work with large, diverse groups of people and to work with them to listen to each other and to agree on a certain path forward for the good of either the community or health and safety or the economy. And this award means quite a lot to me because I've grown up with the Standards Council of Canada.
I started as a summer student, I got married while I was working at the Standards Council of Canada. I had Children while I was at the Standards Council of Canada. I had illnesses while I was at the Standards Council of Canada. I graduated a couple of degrees while I was at the Standards Council of Canada. So it's been there for me for all of those huge milestones and along the way, I have made a huge community of friends, both those that I work with as well as those in the international community that I get to spend time with.
And so it's part of my life, it's been there every step of the way. And so receiving this award is an acknowledgement more for me of what SCC has meant to me.
SCC also recognizes the CSA Group Technical Subcommittee on Long-Term Care Homes and the HSO Long-Term Care Services Technical Committee for their significant contributions towards advancing the health and safety of Canadians.
These committees have been working closely together to develop two new complementary standards for long-term care. The CAN/HSO 21001:2023 Long-Term Care Services standard addresses the delivery of safe, reliable, and high-quality LTC services, while the CSA Z8004 Long-Term Care Home Operations and Infection Prevention and Control standard addresses the design, operation, and infection prevention and control practices in long-term care homes.
SCC thanks both committees for their valuable work!
Nominees are required to be actively involved in international and/or national standardization activities such as development, implementation (e.g. conformity assessment), policy, research, and/or technical assistance (e.g. projects assisting developing/emerging economies). Current members of the SCC Governing Council are not eligible for nomination.
The Awards Committee considers every nomination received. Selections are made based on the comparison of data submitted against the description of each award.
For more information on the SCC awards program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.