Product standards organizations and associations

There are a number of organizations and associations whose mandate is to develop, assess and certify product standards practices in Canada.

Canadian General Standards Board
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is a federal government organization. It performs standards development and conformity assessment services to clients in support of the interests of government, industry and consumers.
Canadian Standards Association
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association. It serves business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and worldwide. The CSA is involved in developing standards which enhance public safety, health and quality of life; help to preserve the environment; and facilitate trade.
Standards Council of Canada
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) promotes efficient and effective standardization in Canada. The SCC accredits organizations that develop and verify conformity to Canadian standards. It also approves National Standards of Canada, represents Canada in international standards forums, and serves as a source of standards information.
Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada
The Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. ULC is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, under the National Standards System.