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Empowering Canada’s electrical industry through standardization strategies
By Anthony Capkun
May 26, 2020 – “It is imperative that Canadians have a seat at the table to influence standards development for the products we manufacture and the markets we serve,” said Carol McGlogan, president & CEO of Electro-Federation Canada. “Our collaboration with [Standards Council of Canada] will equip members with the opportunity to become more involved in standardization strategies, which would strengthen and empower Canada’s electrical industry.”
McGlogan was commenting on a new partnership agreement EFC signed with SCC (May 7th) which, they say, provides an important path for industry involvement in national and international standardization activities, to promote the development of new technologies, reduce trade barriers and develop access to emerging markets.
“We are excited to work more closely with EFC to advance standardization strategies that help foster competitiveness for Canada’s electrical manufacturing industry,” said Chantal Guay, CEO of SCC. “With EFC representing over 220 member companies and employing more than 43,000 workers that manufacturer, distribute and sell electrical equipment across the nation, this is certainly an area that is of strategic importance in Canada.”
Awareness – undertake activities to promote awareness of the value of standardization and key strategic initiatives.
Knowledge – share resources and best practices to foster knowledge exchange among EFC and SCC constituents.
Engagement – integrate active participation in each organization’s standardization network and standards development activities.
This partnership also aims to foster collaboration in other areas of mutual interest, such as engaging the next generation of talent and heightening gender diversity efforts.