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Advisory Committee on Volunteers (ACV)

The Advisory Committee on Volunteers (ACV) assists other committees and task forces in the preparation of their Mandates, Terms of Reference, Work and Human Resource (HR) Plans. The committee maintains tools for volunteer training and provides means to recognize volunteers and their employers.

The active topics on ACV's agenda are: (1) Enhancement of Volunteer Training Programs; (2) Recognition Programs for Volunteer Service; (3) Effective Protocols for ACV's interactions with Council, Registrar, other Committees/Task Forces and Committee Advisors; (4) Improved Communications between ACV, all volunteers and PEO Membership.

ACV is actively involved in assisting with the implementation of the PEO Committee and Task Force Policy and Reference Guide, conducting the Vital Signs Survey of committee members and holding an annual Committee Chairs Workshop.

Click here for more information on our current activities and upcoming events.

In the picture - 2016 ACV members: Standing from left to right: Denis Dixon, P.Eng., Vic Pakalnis, P.Eng., Christian Bellini, P.Eng. (Vice Chair), Fern Gonçalves, M.Ed., CHRP (Committee Advisor), Doug Hatfield, P.Eng., Chris Kan, P.Eng. (Chair), Michael Chan, P.Eng., Sean McCann, P.Eng.
Absent: Nick Colucci, P.Eng., Márta Ecsedi, P.Eng.

2018 ACV members:

Sean McCann, P.Eng. – Chair (2018)
Lisa Lovery, P.Eng. – Vice Chair (2018)
Michael Chan, P.Eng.  Council Liaison 
Christian Bellini, P.Eng. 
Nick Colucci, P.Eng. 
Michael Chan, P.Eng.
Márta Ecsedi, P.Eng.
R. Douglas Hatfield, P.Eng.
Christopher Kan, P.Eng.
Eric Nejat, P.Eng. 
Vic Pakalnis, P.Eng.

Committee Advisor:  Margaret Braun, MEd, CHRE – (Acting) Director, People Development, mbraun@peo.on.ca
Staff Support: Viktoria Aleksandrova, M.Ed. - Committee Coordinator


Meetings and Minutes:

Advisory Committee on Volunteers (ACV) meets six to eight times per year, usually on Thursdays evenings (5-8 p.m.) at the PEO head office. Participation by teleconference is allowed and encouraged. No meetings are held during the summer season.

2018 Meetings:

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018 Minutes:

2017 Minutes:

2016 Minutes:

Activities and Events:


To make comments on the ACV website and/or request further information regarding ACV and other PEO Committees and Task Forces, please contact us via e-mail at: acv@peo.on.ca, or mail at:

ACV, c/o Viktoria Aleksandrova
101-40 Sheppard Avenue West
Toronto ON M2N 6K9


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