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Current Consultations

There are no consultations at this time.


Past Consultations

Continuing Professional Development: Maintaining and Enhancing Our Engineering Capability

Please review the document below and provide your comments on the recommendations contained in the document, to PEO at consultations@peo.on.ca. Thank you for your response. Your contribution is important to us.

The consultation closed on December 12, 2013.


Expanded Public Information Model (EPIM) Consultation

PEO is currently reviewing the licence holder information required to be made public on the association’s online Directory of Practitioners to fulfill its regulatory mandate under the Professional Engineers Act. As part of this review, we are seeking the input of PEO licence holders. 

The consultation closed on November 3, 2013.


Report of the Complaints and Discipline Task Force

Please review the following documents:

After you have reviewed the consultation documents, please provide comments and/or observations regarding the recommendations in the report, giving consideration primarily to issues of implementation. Your comments may then be sent by email to consultations@peo.on.ca. Thank you for taking the time to review the documents and provide us with your comments.

The consultation closed Wednesday, November 30, 2011.


Name PEO’s New Home

Please review these design concepts and complete the consultation survey to indicate your preference.

The survey closed on May 18, 2011.


Canadian Framework for Licensure Consultation

Please review these documents prior to completing the consultation questionnaire on the Canadian Framework for Licensure.

The consultation closed on Sunday, April 24, 2011.


Governance Issue


Sustaining OCEPP Task Force Report


Clarification of the Practice of Professional Engineering Related to the Ontario Building Code

Position Statement: "Clarification of the Practice of Professional Engineering Related to the Ontario Building Code (Nov 2009)" has been developed to clarify the practice of professional engineering related to the Building Code.

Consultation Closed: June 15, 2009.


Enforceable Code of Ethics

Eleven of the twelve provincial/territorial engineering associations in Canada have an enforceable Code of Ethics. PEO's Code of Ethics is not currently enforceable under section 72(2)(g) of Regulation 941 of the Professional Engineers Act. At its March 2008 meeting, PEO Council gave policy direction to amend Ontario Regulation 941 so that the Code of Ethics would be enforceable (i.e. a breach of any item in the Code of Ethics would constitute "professional misconduct"). Making the Code of Ethics enforceable means that a breach of any part of the Code of Ethics could result in some form of disciplinary action against a licence holder.

Survey closed: August 13, 2008.


Alternative Engineering Internship Program Models

PEO Council has recently decided to hold stakeholder consultations on the program options identified in the attached report entitled “Alternative Engineering Internship Program Models White Paper” dated January 2008.

As a stakeholder in PEO’s regulation of the engineering profession in Ontario, your input is important. We are therefore inviting you to read the attached paper and provide comments through a survey.

Consultation closed: July 6, 2008.


10-Point Work Plan

On May 10, 2008 at PEO's AGM in Windsor, a 10-Point Work Plan was unveiled. PEO seeks your input.

Consultation closed: May 28, 2008.


Continued Competency Assurance

This paper is a discussion of whether the commitment to competency assurance should be left entirely to the individual engineer or whether there should be some systematic component that is prescribed by the professional body that regulates the profession. Is the public better served and protected by professionals involved in a voluntary or a mandatory professional competency assurance program?; We welcome your comments and thoughts.

Consultation closed: April 30, 2008. To access the Voluntary Annual Reporting module, go to the Member's Area of PEO's website.


Making secondary professional liability insurance available to PEO members

Survey on Professional Liability Insurance

PEO Council is seeking policy input regarding professional liability insurance for all licence holders, in addition to the liability insurance required to be carried by certificate of authorization holders.

Professional liability insurance for licence holders provides protection to individual engineers for personal liability arising out of the practice of engineering in non-consulting occupations and for past employees of consulting firms who no longer have access to other professional liability insurance. The insurance also provides for defence for the unprotected individual against costly legal actions. This differs from liability insurance for engineering services coverage for engineering firms.

Eleven out of twelve (Ontario being the exception) of the engineering licensing bodies across Canada are currently participating in a mandatory Professional Liability Insurance Program which was implemented on March 31, 2002. The program provides all members of the participating licensing bodies with $100,000 in professional liability coverage per claim or $250,000 per project (in addition to unlimited related legal fees), and the aggregate pool is $20,000,000 to cover claims in a given year. The current annual premium for participating professional engineers is $7.75, but this program and rate is only available if participation is mandatory for all members.

To see the Council briefing note on this issue, click here. More information is available from Pro-Form Insurance Services, the exclusive brokers for the XL Insurance Company’s Engineers and Geoscientists Secondary Professional Liability Insurance Program.

Survey closed: August 31, 2007.


Revisiting Council

Proposed model to change the structure of, and method of election to, PEO Council.

Recently, Council appointed Past President Pat Quinn, P.Eng. to lead a study regarding PEO governance. He is seeking your input. Please read his detailed proposal and then take the survey.Based on the survey results and the feedback, Past President Quinn will further develop the proposal and present a refined version to the September Council meeting. Council would then decide how it wants to proceed to the next step. Please forward comments and/or suggestions to councilreview@peo.on.ca.

Deadline was August 11, 2007.


Help determine public confidence in PEO as a regulator and in the licences it grants

Ipsos Reid Public Affairs is conducting a survey on behalf of PEO to help determine public confidence in PEO as a regulator and in the licences it grants. The survey was launched on January 17, 2007. Notice of this third party survey was published in the May/June and July/August issues of Engineering Dimensions. Unfortunately, the launch was delayed from autumn 2006 to January 2007.

Your opinion is important to us. As this is a random sample survey, not all members will be contacted to respond. If selected to participate, please let us know what you think by completing the survey by January 31, 2007. Your confidential response will be critical to providing the necessary information to formulate an effective, useful process to measure public confidence in the licence and in PEO in the coming years. Please do not attempt to participate in this survey through the PEO consultation website.


Licensing Process Task Force (LPTF) Reports

Presentations (PowerPoint)

  1. LPTF Background and Overview - May 2007*
  2. LPTF Findings and Recommendations - Aug 2007*

Implementation Plan for Revamping the Certificate of Authorization

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Council has recently approved an Implementation Plan for Revamping the Certificate of Authorization, with implications for all licence holders . PEO seeks input on the following implementation elements to help guide this initiative.

Comments were accepted until December 31, 2006.


Request for Building Proposal

Proposal Delivery
These should be delivered in a sealed envelope, marked “Building Proposal”, by 4.30 p.m. November 20, 2006 and addressed to: Chetan Mehta, Professional Engineers Ontario, Suite 1000, 25 Sheppard Ave. West, Toronto, ON M2N 6S9.


Proposal to alleviate any perceived barriers to licensing of professors

On August 28, PEO President Pat Quinn sent to Councillors for comment a paper a potential program to increase licensing by professors in Ontario engineering schools by alleviating any perceived barriers. Comment is also sought from PEO members and the public.

Comments were accepted until September 9, 2006.


Proposal to increase the licensure uptake rate of graduates of accredited Ontario engineering program

On August 16, President Pat Quinn sent to Councillors for comment a paper discussing a potential program to increase the registration with PEO and eventual P.Eng. licensure rate of graduates of accredited Ontario engineering programs. Comment is also sought from PEO members and the public.

Comments were accepted until September 4, 2006.


Revamping the Certificate of Authorization

At Council’s 434th meeting on June 23, 2006, President Pat Quinn presented for comment a Position Paper on an approach to revamp PEO’s Certificate of Authorization Program.

Comments were accepted until August 15, 2006.


Agenda Management Protocol

As part of PEO's 2005-2009 Strategic Plan, which Council approved on March 4, 2005, one of the initiatives under the fourth key strategic goal, "Strengthen Council's ability to be an effective and efficient policy-making body in accordance with its regulatory obligations", is to "develop and implement an agenda management protocol focusing on policy issues ready for decision and priority-setting according to approved criteria".

The Agenda Management Protocol will support Council and Executive Committee in their decision-making roles through strategic and prioritized agendas and high-quality briefing notes. The Protocol will also assist committees, task forces and others in planning their own timetables for presenting interim and final reports and recommendations for Council's review and action. The Protocol will apply to all Executive Committee and Council meetings, but does not apply to committee, chapter or task force meetings. All committee staff advisors have been trained on the Protocol and are able to assist you with planning for Executive Committee's or Council's review of your proposal.

The Protocol's major components are:

  • criteria for inclusion of items on Council agendas;
  • agenda design;
  • roles and responsibilities in the agenda-setting and briefing note approval process;
  • a standardized committee/task force report template;
  • briefing note types and requirements;
  • revised briefing note guidelines and templates;
  • briefing note quality standards; and
  • a database to record all current and future Executive Committee and Council items.

The Protocol is being finalized for Council's consideration in September.

Comments and questions were accepted until August 15, 2006.