The theme of 2021’s International Women’s Day is choose to challenge, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, SCC is proud to showcase one of our leaders.
Cynthia Milito, Senior Director of Accreditation Services at SCC, has recently been confirmed as a member of the CASCO’s Chairman’s Policy and Coordination Group (CPC). Cynthia began this two-year term in January 2021. She has worked at SCC for seven years and brings a strong background in standards, quality, and accreditation having also worked at Accreditation Canada. As a committee member, Cynthia represents Canada in the conformity assessment world with an experienced and professional voice. She also has a strong background in healthcare, working at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Canadian Medical Association.
Having a voice at the table to help make decisions and voting when it counts is imperative for Canada to prosper.
CASCO develops standards and addresses issues related to conformity assessment
CASCO has 105 participating national bodies and 37 observer members and brings together industry representatives, intergovernmental agencies, and regulators. CASCO is ISO’s Committee on Conformity Assessment, and it exists as a policy development committee of ISO Council.
CASCO achieves its mandate through the operation of three key committees and working groups
The committees are:
- Chairman’s Policy and Coordination Group (CPC)
- Strategic Alliance and Regulatory Group (STAR)
- Technical Interface Group (TIG)
The CPC coordinates the technical work of ISO/CASCO and assists the CASCO Chair in identifying strategic conformity assessment issues.
“Having the standard known and conformed to through third party evaluation promotes quality and safety for the public and helps reduce trade barriers here in Canada and in developing countries. SCC is continuing its strong presence at CASCO as Chantal Guay, SCC’s CEO was previously on the CPC committee. Having a voice at the table to help make decisions and voting when it counts is imperative for Canada to prosper. ” – Cynthia Milito