In order to protect the public, engineers need to both represent the Canadian population and understand how best to engage with a variety of communities. To these ends, the Engineers Canada Board has tasked the organization and its volunteers with 1) improving Indigenous access to engineering, and 2) the development of a guideline on how engineers and engineering firms can meaningfully consult with and engage Indigenous communities when developing engineering projects.
In alignment with the second of these, the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board (CEQB) of Engineers Canada is seeking proposals from firms or individual consultants to develop a guideline for engineers and engineering firms on Indigenous consultation and engagement. The Project will be developed through a phased, consultation-based approach, with an anticipated completion date of October 2023.
Successful completion of this Project will entail several key deliverables, developed with the support of the CEQB Secretariat and in consultation with Project stakeholders, including the CEQB’s Practice Committee:
- The development and facilitation of a day-long workshop in September 2021 on Indigenous consultation and engagement in engineering work;
- The creation and revision of a general direction document following the workshop, to be circulated for consultation among key Engineers Canada stakeholders; and
- The creation and revision of guideline for engineers and engineering firms on Indigenous consultation and engagement.
It is the hope of the CEQB that this guideline will provide a meaningful and practical tool that engineers and engineering firms can employ when working with Indigenous communities to develop engineering projects.
Please read the full proposal here. If you have any questions about the RFP or submission process, please contact Ryan Melsom, Manager, Qualifications and CEQB Secretary at Ryan.Melsom@engineerscanada.ca.