Engineers Canada

Our Plans

Engineers Canada has a series of plans that guide its long-term, medium-term and short term activities. The purposes of Engineers Canada are set out by its member regulators in the articles of continuance. Annually, the Board creates the Strategic Plan for approval by the member regulators. The Board ensures its Ends are aligned with the purposes and the Strategic Plan.  The CEO creates a multi-year business plan to achieve the Ends and an annual operating plan that details how the outcomes of the business plan will be achieved.


Inputs to delivery diagram showing the relationship between the various planning documents.

Strategic plan

Strategic plan (draft 3) - Board members will consult with stakeholders and report by April 15, 2017.  A presentation for consultation is available to Board members to use in their consultations.

Background material

The Strategic direction worksheet contains over 700 inputs from Linkages, Big Picture Thinking, Aspirations, etc. used by the Board to formulate a draft Strategic Plan. The input to strategic plan document contains the relevant subset of the information supporting the second draft of the Strategic Plan.

Business plan

The Business plan is our three-year plan, to achieve the strategic direction provided by the Strategic Plan and the Ends.

New ideas

In addition to our structured and cyclical planning process, we are always looking for new ideas to help us achieve our goals for the public and for the engineering profession. The method we use to capture new ideas is a prospectus. This short and very simple document summarizes a new idea in such a way as to allow consultation with stakeholders to determine levels of support for the concept. If the necessary levels of support are present then the idea is incorporated into the established business planning and project management cycle. Examples of current ideas being considered appear in the list below:

Idea Status
Accreditation Management System Preparing for consultation
Discipline Handbook  Consultation complete
National Engineering Publication  Consultation complete
Online Competency Assessment Consultation complete
Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Consultation in progress
Online Ethics Course Consultation in progress
Discipline and Enforcement Library Consultation in progress

Diagram demonstrating how ideas become implemented from prospectus, to charter, to the development of a solution, to implementation and lessons learned.

For more information

For more information contact Colin Brown, Vice-President, Operations at