About Us - Our Partners and Clients
The Consumer Measures Committee (CMC)
The OCA co-chairs this joint federal/provincial/territorial committee which provides a forum for national cooperation to improve the marketplace for Canadian consumers, through the harmonization of laws, regulations and practices and through actions to raise public awareness. Information on the Consumer Measures Committee, including information for researchers, is available at www.cmcweb.ca.
Canadian Consumer Organizations
Canadian consumer organizations offer various services such as consumer assistance and advocacy on consumer protection issues. These organizations also provide effective input into policy development, research on consumer-related issues and trends and consumer education activities. A list of Canadian consumer organizations is available at the Canadian Consumer Handbook.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD aims to help countries develop effective consumer policies and promote efficient, transparent and fair global markets for consumers. Canada (via the OCA) has chaired the OECD's Consumer Policy Committee since March 2006. Information on the OECD is available at www.oecd.org.
National and International Standards Organizations
Standards play an important role in helping improve quality of life and consumer confidence among Canadians. The OCA works with the Standards Council of Canada and, at the international level, with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Consumer Policy Committee to help ensure the consumer voice is heard in the standards development process.
Economic instability, the globalization of supply chains, and dramatic shifts in the technologies used to market and sell goods and services are affecting Canadian consumers in numerous ways. We help represent the consumer voice in policy-making and provide Canadians with relevant and timely consumer information.
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