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About the Standards Council of Canada

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a federal Crown corporation. It has its mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada. 

Located in Ottawa, the Standards Council has a 15-member governing Council and a staff of approximately 90.

The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry and oversees Canada's National Standards System.

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About standardization

Standardization is the development and application of standards publications that establish accepted practices, technical requirements and terminologies for products, services and systems.

Standards help to ensure better, safer and more efficient methods and products, and are an essential element of technology, innovation and trade.

The Standards Council carries out a variety of functions intended to ensure the effective and coordinated operation of standardization in Canada. It also represents Canada's interests on standards-related matters in foreign and international forums.

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Mission and Vision

Mission: To lead and facilitate the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being.

Vision:  To improve Canadians' quality of life through leadership of the National Standards System.