In order to support Engineers Canada’s sub-strategy, Operation imperative 9 (OP9): Indigenous access to engineering, Engineers Canada seeks advice from individuals with awareness of issues pertaining to the sub-strategy to assist in implementation and horizon-watching. The Indigenous Advisory Committee was created in January 2020 and follows the work of the previous Equitable Participation in Engineering Committee’s sub-committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in Engineering. The newly formed Indigenous Advisory Committee’s purpose is to support the chief executive officer in achieving the goals laid out in OP9, to serve the regulators, to promote and maintain the interest, honour and integrity of the Canadian engineering profession, and to support progress towards improving Indigenous access to engineering and the pathway to reconciliation.

Committee Charges

Provides advice and guidance to Engineers Canada on:

  1. The implementation of the sub-strategy for OP9.
  2. Engineers Canada’s Government Relations team’s strategy to inform and engage the government regarding Indigenous peoples’ access to engineering. 
  3. General requests for advice from Engineers Canada staff related to the above subject areas

Committee Members

Connor Scheu

Nicole MacDonald

Sheldon Baikie

Matthew Dunn

Nicole Everett

Randy Herrmann

Tyler Patles

Clay Polchies

Denise Pothier

Pamela Wolf

Staff Support

Cassandra Polyzou
Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


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