2023 PEO Council Elections: Call for Candidates

The quality of PEO as a regulator depends on having the right people on Council

PEO is seeking candidates for the 2023 Council elections that reflect the diversity of the engineering profession in Ontario 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.

We’re looking for the expertise and perspectives of engineers with a variety of experiences that represent a range of communities and regions to help strengthen the diversity of Council.

And most of all, we need people who are passionate about engineering and want to make a difference in the profession. As a PEO councillor, consider the impact you can make by influencing regulatory initiatives and critical policy issues at the profession’s highest level.

Nominations open on October 17. But hurry—you only have until November 25 to nominate yourself or a fellow engineer.


PEO’s 2023 Council Elections Guide (Section 2.0) contains full details around:

  • What to consider if running for Council (terms of office, Council/Councillor attributes and time expectations)
  • Duties of a Councillor (Duties of care, diligence, wisdom loyalty, additional duties under By-law No. 1, plus the Councillors Code of Conduct
  • Eligibility for Office of Councillor
  • Nomination papers


All PEO licence holders are invited to become candidates for the positions of president-elect, vice president, councillor-at-large and regional councillor (one for each of PEO’s five regions) on PEO Council.

1. Any licence holder may be nominated for election to Council as president-elect, vice president or councillor-at-large, by at least 15 other licence holders. The nomination must include at least one licence holder resident in each region. [Regulation 941/90, s. 14(1)]

(a) The position of president-elect is for a one-year term, after which the incumbent will serve a one-year term as president and a one-year term as past president.

(b) The position of vice president is for a one-year term.

(c) The councillor-at-large position is for a two-year term. Two councillors-at-large are to be elected in 2023.

2. Any licence holder residing in a region may be nominated for election to Council as a regional councillor for that region by at least 15 other licence holders who reside in the region. [Regulation 941/90, s. 14(2) and s. 15.1(2)]

A licence holder nominated for election to Council must complete a nomination acceptance form that they are a Canadian citizen or have the status of a permanent resident of Canada and are a resident in Ontario [section 3(3) of the Professional Engineers Act] and consents to the nomination [Regulation 941/90, s. 15]. Nomination petitions for collection of nominators’ signatures and nomination acceptance forms may be obtained from the PEO website at www.peo.on.ca or Ralph Martin, PEO, 40 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto ON M2N 6K9. Email: rmartin@peo.on.ca; Tel: 416-840-1115; 800-339-3716, ext. 1115.

Completed nomination petitions and nomination acceptance forms are to be sent only electronically and only to the chief elections officer at elections@peo.on.ca, by 4 p.m., November 25, 2022. No personal delivery of forms will be accepted. For further information on becoming a candidate, please refer to the 2023 Council Elections Guide posted on PEO’s website.

The 2023 voting and election publicity procedures were approved by the Council of PEO on June 24, 2022. Candidates are responsible for familiarizing themselves with these procedures. Any deviation could result in a nomination being considered invalid. Candidates are urged to submit nominations and election material well in advance of published deadlines so that any irregularities may be corrected before the established deadlines.

Click here to view 2023 voting and election publicity procedures.

As a Council member, you will provide the necessary direction and control governance functions to ensure PEO fulfills its mandate of governing its members and regulating the practice of professional engineering in Ontario in the public interest.

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 or by nominating a qualified colleague.

Nomination petitions for collection of nominators’ signatures and nomination acceptance forms may be obtained from the Council Elections website, peovote.ca, or by contacting PEO Secretariat at secretariat@peo.on.ca.

Completed nomination petitions and nomination acceptance forms are to be sent to the chief elections officer at elections@peo.on.ca by 4 p.m., November 25, 2022.

Nomination Forms