Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country's 280,000 members of the engineering profession. Its mandate is to support the regulators in advancing the engineering profession and its self-regulation in the public interest.
Engineers Canada advances the competence, integrity, and public accountability of the engineering profession on behalf of its regulators.
The organization is proud that CEMF was launched under its stewardship in 1990 when one of its principle founders, Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, P.Eng., was President of Professional Engineers Ontario. Engineers Canada has hosted the Foundation’s annual Awards Luncheon during their AGM for some 10 years and gives CEMF a major grant to help defray expenses. In addition, staff at Engineers Canada voluntarily donate to CEMF through a staff project established in 2008.
The organization was created in 1936 by the engineering regulatory bodies to provide support and leadership to the country’s engineering profession on their behalf. The regulatory bodies continue to control and direct the activities of Engineers Canada through a set of Ends Policies that were approved in June 2013 and are laid out in the Engineers Canada Board Policy Governance Manual. The Ends Policies focus on:
- Consistency in regulatory standards and practices.
- Public confidence in the profession.
- Sustainability of the profession through engineering being recognized as an attractive profession.
- Protection of the engineering term so the public is not misled by persons improperly using engineering terms, titles, images and words in federal corporations and trade-marks.
All of the work Engineers Canada does is focused on achieving the Ends Policies. For instance, Engineers Canada:
- Is developing the Framework for Regulation, a dynamic model of regulation for the engineering regulators to enhance their ability to regulate the practice of professional engineering and to better serve and protect the public interest.
- Publically celebrates the Engineers Canada Awards and Scholarships recipients.
- Is developing a Career Action Program to help prospective engineers overcome obstacles and take their first steps toward rewarding careers in engineering.
- Supports the engineering regulatory bodies’ defense of improper use of engineering terms, titles, images and words in provincial/territorial corporations and trade-marks.
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