SCC / Canada

Contact person

Mr. Darryl Kingston
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Consumer representation on policy and governance committees:

Committee Representative(s)
Consumer and Public Interest Panel (CPIP) Mrs. Sondra Bruni, Consumer Representative
  Dr. Kernaghan Webb, Academic Representative
  Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, Consumer Representative
  Mr. William Huzar, Consumer Representative
  Dr. Jim Savary, Academic Representative
  Ms. Sandra Wright, Government Representative (Health Canada)
  Mr. Jay Jackson, Government Representative (Office of Consumer Affairs)
  Mr. Andy Dabydeen, Industry Representative
  Ms. Norma McCormick, Occupational Health and Safety Representative (Chair)
  Mr. Jim Ferrero, Standards Development Organization Representative
  Mrs. Jeanne Bank, Standards Development Organization Representative
  Ms. Patricia Wait, Standards Development Organization Representative
Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO COPOLCO (CAC/COPOLCO) - 18 Members Mr. Graham Rae Dulmage, Standards Development Organization Representative
Council - 1 Consumer Representative  
Standards Advisory Panel - 1 Consumer Representative  
Accreditation Panel - 1 Consumer Representative  
Canadian National Committee on IEC (CNC/IEC) - 2 Consumer Representative  


Consumer representation on international and regional technical committees of priority interest for consumers:

Child-related products (child restraints, child resistant packaging, children's furniture)
ISO/TC 22, Road vehicles Mr. Livio Gambone, Powertech Labs
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mr. Alex Bach, CRA
Personal security (including building security)
ISO/TC 38, Textiles Ms. Patricia Wait, Canadian General Standards Board
ISO/TC 61, Plastics Ms. Laverne Dalgleish, BPC
ISO/TC 92, Fire safety Ms. Catherine Anderson, Health Canada
ISO/TC 136, Furniture Mr. Alex Bach, CRA
ISO/TC 223, Societal Security Ms. Norma McCormick, Consultant
Product safety (especially domestic appliances and water safety, protection against drowning)
ISO/TC 181, Safety of toys Ms. Sandra Wright, Health Canada
ISO/TC 243, Project Committee: Consumer product safety Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, Ms. Norma McCormick, Mr. Jay Jackson
ISO/TC 229, Nanotechnologies Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, Consumer Representative
Food safety
ISO/TC 34, Food products Mr. Albert Chambers,Consultant
Services (general aspects, tourism, water supply and wastewater disposal)
ISO/TC 224, Service activities relating to drinking water supply systems and wastewater systems - Quality criteria of the service and performance indicators Mr. Gregory Soleck, City of Calgary, Mr. Jim Ferrero
ISO/TC 228, Tourism and related services Ms. Nancy Conkwright, ACUC Inc., Mr. Jim Ferrero
Accessibility issues (elderly and persons with disabilities)
ISO/TC 159, Ergonomics Mr. Jim Carter, Academic
ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology Mr. A. C. Capel, Consultant
Environmental issues (EMS, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, climate change)
ISO/TC 207, Environmental management Ms. Jennifer Hillard, Consumer Representative
Customer satisfaction and global market (protection of personal data, e-commerce, management systems)
ISO/TC 176/SC 3, Supporting technologies Dr. Kernaghan Webb, Mr. Jay Jackson
ISO/TC 239, Project Committee: Network services billing Mr. Jay Jackson, Ms. Susan Winter
ISO/TC 240, Project Committee: Product recall Dr. Elizabeth Nielsen, Mr. Jay Jackson
Social responsibility
ISO Working Group on Social Responsibility Dr. Kernaghan Webb, Dr. Bob Gibson, Mr. David Simpson
Second-hand goods
ISO/TC 245, Project Committee: Cross-border trade of second-hand goods Mr. Jay Jackson, Mr. Graham Rae Dulmage
Contraceptive devices
ISO/TC 157, Mechanical contraceptives Mr. Andrew Douglas, Consultant
Image safety
ISO/TC 159/SC 4, Ergonomics of human-system interaction Ms. Jim Carter, Academic
Health informatics
ISO/TC 215, Health informatics Mr. Aaron Middleton, Consultant
Services related to personal financial planning
ISO/TC 222, Personal financial planning Dr. Ruth Berry, Academic


National technical committees or mirror committees for ISO or IEC TCs:

Committee Representative(s)
ULC - S100A - Committee on Fire Tests  
ULC - S500F - Committee on Fire Alarm and Life Safety Equipment and Systems  
ULC - S500A - Committee on Portable Fire Extinguishers  


Consumer representation for other types of consultation:

- All National Standards of Canada (NSC) are made available for public review
- All National Committees developing NSC's have to ensure a balanced matrix for committee membership


Tools to support consumer participation in policy and technical work:

  • Financial support
  • Training
  • Education materials
  • Logistical support

SCC has a travel subsidy program for some international delegates. There is also guidance available in our delegate handbook and CAN-P documents which outline the roles and responsibilities for members of our Canadian mirror committees as well as delegates representing SCC at international standards meetings.


Information on consumer-oriented standards, legislation and related issues:

  • Training curricula
    SCC Member Program Training Brochure (link)
  • Web sites
    SCC - Information for Consumers (link)
    Consumer Section of CSA Website (link)
    Consumer Section of ULC Website (link)
    Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Website (link)
    Industry Canada Office of Consumer Affairs Online (link)
    Export Alert (link)
    Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Consumer Webpage (link)
  • Information brochures
    CAN-P-1011 Participation in Standardization: A Guide for Consumer Reps
    CAN-P-1600 Manual of Procedures for Canadian Participation in ISO COPOLCO
    CAN-P-2014 Procedures for Participation in Canadian Mirror Committees
    Consumer Complaints Management: A Guide for Canadian Business (Industry Canada)
    Participating in the Standards System: A Handbook for Consumer Reps (Industry Canada)
    National Conformity Assessment Principles for Canada (link)