Standards Council of Canada

Standards Council of Canada

October 13, 2005 08:00 ET

Media Advisory : 2005 World Standards Day Celebration and SCC 35th Anniversary

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) -

WHEN? World Standards Day: Friday, October 14, 2005
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE? Marriott Hotel (Lower Level)
100 Kent St.
Ottawa, Ontario

WHY? In 2005, the Standards Council of Canada
(SCC)celebrates a milestone
35th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the SCC
will host a special event on World Standards Day
(October 14, 2005) that will include
commemorative speeches, several workshop
presentations and an exhibit component.

National stakeholders, committee members,
accredited clients and partners - from
government and industry, as well as, consumers
and members of the Canadian public-have been
invited to participate.

WHAT? Members of the media are invited to attend the
celebration and learn more about the importance
of Canadian standardization and the role it
plays in helping to meet the needs of business,
industry, government and consumers in a global

About World Celebrated annually on October 14th, World
Standards Day Standards Day is an opportunity to highlight the
importance of standards-related activities and
pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of the
thousands of individuals that give of their time
and expertise to this important work.

The 2005 World Standards Day theme: "Standards
for a Safer World" emphasizes the role that
standardization plays in contributing to a more
secure world.

About the SCC The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a Crown
corporation with the mandate to promote
efficient and effective use of voluntary
standardization. The SCC coordinates and
oversees the efforts of the National Standards
System and is Canada's representative to the
International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) and the sponsor of the Canadian National
Committee of the International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC).

As Canada's national accreditation body, the SCC
operates a number of standards-related programs
and services that contribute to safeguarding the
health and safety of all Canadians.

Information Media representatives wishing to attend are
asked to check in at the Information Desk.
Media badges will be issued upon presentation of
media credentials.

Contact Information