The Governance, Strategic Planning and Consultation (GSPC) Project represents a vital investment in ensuring a solid foundation on which the organization’s activities will be built. Effective governance, strategic planning, and stakeholder consultation processes will ensure that Engineers Canada is undertaking the right activities, building the trust with its stakeholders, and achieving the results that its member regulators expect.
The work was launched in March 2017 and will continue until June 2019. It consists of four work packages:
- Updates to the governance model
- Development of a sustainable strategic planning process
- Development of an effective process for ongoing consultation with regulators, the CEO Group and other key stakeholders
- Operationalizing the consultation and strategic planning proc2.0ses with Engineers Canada staff
Beginning on January 11, 2019, Engineers Canada will be consulting with the engineering regulators on recommendations for further governance improvements. The topics include:
- Role of CEO Group as an advisor to the Board
- Role of the regulator and the presidents in board governance
- Mandate of directors
- Ensuring excellence through the sustainability and accountability of the governance model
The GSPC team will consult with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), and L’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) individually in January. Results from these sessions will be shared with all regulators and on February 28, 2019, two group consultations will be held with the remaining regulators to complete the consultation process.
The governance committee will then finalize recommendations related to the governance model for the Engineers Canada Board. Changes to policies and/or bylaws will be subsequently enacted by the Board and/or members.