Call for Nominations to the Consumers Advisory Council

Industry: All Industries

Category: TSSA News

Feb 20, 2024

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The Consumers Advisory Council is seeking to recruit a member to add to the broad range of public and consumer interests and perspectives on the Council.

The mandate of the Consumers Advisory Council (CAC) is to provide independent, non-partisan advice and guidance on any aspect of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA’s) operations which:

  • has an impact on the public or on consumers who are purchasers or users of products and/or devices regulated by TSSA; or
  • affects public safety of activities regulated by TSSA.

Such advice and guidance will assist TSSA in successfully achieving its mission to enhance public safety. 

In support of its mandate, the council provides the President and CEO with observations, identifies gaps, and recommends opportunities for improvement with respect to TSSA’s services, policies and actions, including but not limited to TSSA’s:

  • reporting of, and response to, safety incidents and trends;
  • provision of public safety education; and
  • reporting of, and responding to, specific issues and trends.

Visit the TSSA website to access information about the Consumers Advisory Council, including the minutes of past meetings.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest and resume later than March 29, 2024. The letter of intent should include a statement of the applicant’s background and interests relevant to the Council, such as relevant previous work, consumer or service advocacy, or volunteerism with consumers, and any special interests in one or more of the technical areas regulated by TSSA or public safety in general. Please submit both the resume and letter of interest to:

Olga Sousa-Dias

(Acting) Council Coordinator

Technical Standards and Safety Authority

345 Carlingview Drive

Toronto, Ontario

M9W 6N9

Tel:  416-734-3320

Fax: 416-231-1060