The principles of the Order of Honour include:
- Identifying extraordinary volunteers who support PEO’s statutory mandate to regulate the engineering profession in Ontario to protect the public interest.
- Maintaining a limited number of inductees into the Order of Honour to ensure only extraordinary volunteers are given the Order of Honour.
- Establishing a selection process for new members of the Order of Honour that ensures accountability, fairness, transparency, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Confirming that potential and active members of the Order of Honour reflect the high degree of ethics and professional conduct of the engineering profession.
Candidates should have made substantial contributions in promoting PEO and its regulatory works, such as volunteer leaderships roles (service on Council, as a chapter officer or chair/vice chair of a committee or task force); promoting PEO’s regulatory role to decision makers and the public; or mentoring PEO licence candidates or new engineers. The Order also recognizes equity, diversity and inclusion-related volunteer work such as expanding diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession and promoting fairness and social justice in engineering. Candidates must not be aware of their nomination.
NEW IN 2023: PEO has streamlined the Order of Honour nomination and selection process to be more transparent, free of subjectivity and to better reflect PEO’s public protection mandate.
Nominations for the Member, Officer and Companion classifications are now submitted online through the PEO Portal.
Nominations for Honorary Members are completed using the form below and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The member designation honours those who have served the engineering profession for at least 10 years by contributing substantially to its operation or improvement in its status.
The Order of Honour's highest distinction, the rank of Companion is reserved for individuals who have served the engineering profession for at least 20 years and who have profoundly influenced the engineering profession.