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Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)—Council

Are you passionate about engineering? Do you value PEO’s role of protecting the public interest?

 Here’s your opportunity to join PEO Council and help shape the regulator’s future as it undergoes its most significant transformation since its creation in 1922.

 About PEO

Under the authority of the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs its 91,500 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public interest. The Government of Ontario looks to PEO Council to provide the necessary oversight to ensure PEO fulfills its mandate.

Each year, Council elections are held with voting conducted online over several weeks in January and February. Comprised of both elected professional engineers and appointees from the office of the Attorney General of Ontario, PEO Council provides the overall direction for the regulator and the profession.


PEO is seeking professional engineer candidates for the 2022 Council elections that reflect the diversity of its licence holders and who can provide a balanced perspective and problem-solving attitude to all discussions, are knowledgeable about board governance and understand the principles behind professional self-regulation.

If you’ve never thought of running for Council before, consider the impact you can make by:

  • Bringing your engineering, work and life experiences and leadership to bear on the policy decisions Council makes to continuously improve regulation of the practice of engineering; and
  • Influencing PEO during one of the most critical times in its nearly 100-year history through an enterprise transformation encompassing enhanced governance, and operational and organizational change.

Generally, Council meets at least four times a year, although additional meetings/workshops are scheduled as necessary. As a member of Council, you will also:

  • Develop and drive PEO’s strategic direction;
  • Approve PEO’s budget;
  • Provide direction on regulatory priorities; and
  • Ensure the responsible use of resources to effectively regulate the practice of engineering.

Application Timeline

Nominations for the 2022 PEO Council elections open on October 18, 2021 and close on November 26, 2021. Voting for the 2022 Council elections opens on January 14, 2022 and closes on February 18, 2022.

Interested Applicants

If you have the time, knowledge, skills and desire to serve your profession at the highest level, we invite you to help build a stronger PEO by seeking a position on Council.

To learn more, please contact Ralph Martin, Manager, Secretariat, at

Additional information on PEO and the Council elections is also available at

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