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April 9, 2018

New CEO appointed for the Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWAApril 9, 2018 /CNW/ – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chantal Guay as Chief Executive Officer of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).


Previous to this appointment, Ms. Guay served as Vice-President, Standards and International Relations at SCC, supporting the Canadian Standards Development Program and the International Standards Development Program. She has also held the position of Vice-President, Accreditation Services at SCC and, prior to joining SCC, was Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada.

Ms. Guay assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer of SCC effective April 16, 2018, and will serve for a term of four years. She takes over the role from John Walter, who has served as SCC’s CEO since September 2009. Mr. Walter, a former vice-president at the Canadian Standards Association and assistant deputy minister in the Ontario government, is currently President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

This appointment was made under the Government of Canada’s open, transparent and merit-based selection process.


“The work of the Standards Council of Canada is essential to increasing innovation and enhancing Canada’s economic competitiveness and social well-being through standardization solutions. I welcome Ms. Guay to her role as CEO of SCC and know that her years of experience within the organization will serve her well. I also thank Mr. Walter for his leadership and service since 2009, and I wish him well in his continuing role as President of the ISO.” 
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Quick facts

  • The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation that promotes efficient and effective standardization in Canada.
  • The Standards Council of Canada has a 13-member governing council and a staff of approximately 112.
  • The organization reports to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and oversees Canada’s national standardization network.
  • The Standards Council of Canada also represents Canada’s interests on standards-related matters in foreign and international forums.


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