Standards are vital in sustaining societal well-being and economic growth. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is developing a National Standards Strategy (NSS) to ensure Canada’s standards system can help Canadian sectors build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic, and meet new challenges posed by emerging technologies.
The goal of the NSS is to identify the priorities and sectors the Canadian standards system should focus on. A National Standards Advisory Committee, which held its first meeting on June 21, will provide insight at key moments of the Strategy’s development. It is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders from industry, government, standards development organisations, civil society and academia. This committee, supported by SCC staff, will help produce a NSS over the next 10 months. SCC will reach out to Canadians for a public consultation to ensure the Strategy is reflective of the needs of Canadians. The consultation, currently in design, will launch virtually in the fall.
Learn more about the National Standards Strategy.