Regulations and standards

Nanomaterials and their Applications in Textiles—Standards
The document focuses on standards presently in place in Canada that are specific to the use of nanotechnologies in the textile industry. Canadian textile firms considering utilizing nanotechnologies must be knowledgeable about the state of standardization of nanotechnologies related to textiles.

Competition Bureau

Competition Bureau, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, provides advice on mandatory labelling requirements and voluntary guidelines for the marketing of consumer products.

Health Canada

In partnership with provincial and territorial governments, provides national leadership to develop health policy, enforce health regulations, promote disease prevention and enhance healthy living for all Canadians. Health Canada also works closely with other federal departments, agencies and health stakeholders to reduce health and safety risks to Canadians.

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)

Provides standards development and conformity assessment services, including programs for certification of products and services, registration of quality and environmental management systems, and related services. These services are provided in support of economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests.