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PEO Council 2018-2019

Thomas Chong, MSc, P.Eng., FEC, PMP, FCAE 
East Central Region Councillor

Thomas Chong earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1973. He became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2017; fellow of Engineers Canada in 2011; International Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2009; senior member, American Institute of Industrial Engineers in 1977; PEO member in 1976; and Chartered Engineer (Britain) in 1974. Chong was recruited from London, England, by Nortel Canada as a corporate engineering manager in 1976. Since 2008, he has been president of the 4000-member East Asian Network in the Ontario government and currently works as system lead with the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Chong won a Gold Medal and Canada Cup 2016 and 2014 in dragon boating. His OPS Ride for Heart team won the Gold Wheel Award in 2015 and 2014. Chong received an Amethyst Award twice, in 2014 and 2009, won the ACE award from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in 2015 and 2014 and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Since 2009, he has won 15 other major awards. Chong has been a mentor, York University engineering design program since 2008; mentor, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada (CPAC) since 2008; Knight of Columbus and Lector, St. Agnes Tsao Church since 2011; founding member, Popular Music Club since 2007; and former board member, Legal Aid Ontario Clinic, 2004 to 2009. Chong was vice president (elected) 2014; vice president (appointed) 2013; East Central Region councillor 2006 to 2013; and director, York Chapter, 2000 to 2008; Human Resources Committee, 2015 to present; Audit Committee, 2006 to present; Discipline Committee, 2012 to present; and Government Liaison Program, 2006 to present. Chong has published many technical papers.