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John Walter

John Walter

Chief Executive Officer


As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Walter is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic priorities of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in pursuit of its mandate and to ensure the success of its operations. Mr. Walter, as CEO, was appointed by the Minister of Industry in 2009 and reports directly to SCC’s Board of Directors.

Professional Background

Mr. Walter has held a number of important leadership positions within Canada’s standards landscape, including that of Vice-President, Standards Development for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and that of President and CEO of the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), a non-government, not-for-profit organization mandated to deliver public safety services for the Province of Ontario. From 1991-1996, Mr. Walter was Assistant Deputy Minister, Technical Standards Division for the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations. Prior to his career in the field of standardization, Mr. Walter held positions of increasing responsibility over an eighteen year period with the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services.


Mr. Walter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph in 1973.

Contact details

+1 613 238 3222, ext. 400
[email protected]