Standards Council of Canada

Address: 200-270 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 6N7

Mailling Address: 200-270 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 6N7

Phone: (613) 238-3222

Fax: (613) 569-7808

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Standards Council of Canada

The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown Corporation
with a mandate to foster and promote efficient and effective
voluntary standardization.

We serve as the country's best source for information on
Canadian, foreign and international standards and conformity
assessment. We encourage the development and application of
voluntary standards at the national, regional and international
levels, including such influential standards such as ISO 9000
ISO 14000. We coordinate standardization in Canada by approving
National Standards of Canada, and by accrediting standards
development, certification, registration and testing

Company Details

Year Established: 1970

Number of Employees: 70

Company Information

Pilar Castro
Title: Manager of Communications
Telephone: (613) 238-3222
Fax: (613) 569-7808
Email: Click Here


Accreditation Programs

National Standards System Search Centre The Standards Council's web site offers a number of databases that can be searched at no cost. The standards database contains titles and abstracts of Canadian standards, and titles of foreign and international standards (ISO and IEC). The regulations database provides proposed regulatory changes in Canada and in foreign markets. Information on Standards Council accredited laboratories, certification organizations and quality and environmental management system registrars is also available.

Technical Document Centre The Document Centre holds the largest Canadian collection of current and historical Canadian standards, and a complete collection of international standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This selection is complemented by national standards of the United States and other foreign countries (BSI in the United Kingdom, DIN in Germany, JIS in Japan and AFNOR in France). Some draft and final European standards and a number of standards-related publications and newsletters are also available. This Document Centre does not participate in inter-library loan programs but is open to the public by appointment (see contact information above).

Wto/Nafta Enquiry Point The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) require all member countries to establish Enquiry Points through which trade-related information can be exchanged. Through these channels, members must give notification when they plan to introduce or amend technical regulations, standards or certification systems that impact trade. The SCC manages the Canadian Enquiry Point under both agreements. A database containing all recent and historical notifications of draft changes to technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment systems in foreign markets and in Canada is available on the Standards Council's web site.

Export Alert! Export Alert! is a unique automated e-mail notification service that helps exporters keep abreast of regulatory changes in global markets. This service, the only one of its kind in Canada, is provided free of charge by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Export Alert! provides you with advance warning when foreign regulators are changing the requirements that apply to your products, including automatic notification of proposed regulatory changes in your field of interest, access to the full text of changes and the opportunity to comment on changes.

International Standards Development The Standards Council coordinates Canada's involvement in the two major international standards bodies, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Participation in international standardization benefits companies and individuals by providing them with strategic intelligence in developments in their industry, contacts with colleagues from around the world, opportunities to ensure that Canadian technologies and practices are reflected in international standards, and the chance to be recognized as a world leader in their field. For more information on becoming a participant, please contact the Standards Division (see contact information above).

Information And Research Service Need help to find information on the Standards Council of Canada, its programs and services? Not sure how to use the free searchable standards databases? SCC employs a team of bilingual information professionals who can provide free information on: - the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Act and SCCs mandate - the role of the National Standards System (NSS) and how to contact NSS organizations - SCC accreditation programs, services and activities - SCC-accredited organizations - where to buy Canadian, international and foreign standards and standards-related publications - how to obtain SCC publications and free ISO brochures - how to subscribe to SCCs alert services and other information products. Looking to identify standards and technical regulations that may apply to your product or service? Want to learn more about the content of a standard before you decide to buy it? SCC has set up a bilingual custom research service, which provides you with personalized information on a growing range of standards, legislation, and certification issues in many world markets. Price quotes are available upon request for the following research services: - identification of applicable standards, regulations and conformity assessment procedures that would apply to the market acceptance of a product - identification of competent authorities to contact in Canada or abroad - scopes, tables of contents, and forewords of standards currently maintained in SCCs Technical Document Centre - verification of the accuracy and thoroughness of standards listings obtained through other sources (date of publication, latest amendments, all parts of a standard, etc.) - identification of Canadian, international or foreign standards on a particular subject area - identification of standards published or under development by a specific technical committee.