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Strategic planning

In the fall of 2019, Engineers kicked off the first steps in developing the organization’s next strategic plan.


Through a simplified, consultative process that ensures regulators and Board members are engaged, Engineers Canada will identify three to five key priorities that will drive its work over the period of the plan.

The process has started with an environmental scan of the trends impacting the engineering profession, as well as an analysis of Engineers Canada’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).

Already, primary stakeholders have been contributing to the environmental scan, including regulator CEOs, members of the CEAB and CEQB, and Engineers Canada staff. Input from the NCDEAS will be captured during the council’s upcoming November meeting.

Expected to be finalized at the end of 2019, the environmental scan and the SWOT analysis will form the basis of a foresight analysis that will take place at Engineer’s Canada’s Winter Meetings on February 25, 2020.

The foresight analysis will bring together the Engineers Canada Board and the engineering regulators to assess the environmental scan results and identify potential priorities.

The outcome of the foresight analysis will form the basis of the Board’s strategic retreat in June 2020. It is at this time at the Board will examine all of the input and determine where Engineers Canada can best focus its time, energy, and resources to make the most important impact.

With 3-5 priorities identified, a draft strategic plan will be created and consultations with regulators will begin. These consultations will take place throughout the fall of 2020, with further revisions made in early 2021, and final approval by the Members targeted for the Annual Meeting of Members in the spring of 2021.

As the strategic planning process continues, more information will be posted on this page.

Strategic planning process - status at February 2020

For more information

For more information contact Gerard McDonald, Chief Executive Officer at