Since 1947, the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) have recognized professional engineers in Ontario who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and their community. PEO and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers are proud to honour the very best of the Ontario engineering community at an annual awards gala in November.
2020 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) postponed until 2021
Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the 2020 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) gala until 2021. An in-person gala for 2020 OPEA recipients will be hosted in November 2021.
More information will be provided closer to the gala date.
The Gold Medal
The premier award of the association, the Gold Medal recognizes conscientious commitment to public service, technical excellence and outstanding professional leadership.
The Citizenship Award
This award recognizes a professional engineer's contributions to public service. Those who earn this award have given freely of their time, professional experience and engineering expertise to the benefit humanity.
Nominations may be made in either the professional (the Gold Medal, the Engineering Medal and the Award for Engineering Project or Achievement) or civic division (the Citizenship Award). To be considered within the professional division, nominations must indicate a significant level of engineering content. Civic division awards are made to recognize the achievements of professional engineers in fields other than engineering.