Council Elections

Resources for 2020 Council Elections, including frequently asked questions, candidate information, voting instructions and more.

Key elections dates:

Key elections dates:
Date nominations open  October 21, 2019
Date nominations close  November 29, 2019 at 4 p.m. EST
Date voting will commence  On the date that the voting packages are sent to members, no later than January 17, 2020 
Date voting closes     February 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST
Eblast from candidates to eligible voters January 20, February 3, February 18, 2020

2020 Candidates

Members interested in becoming a candidate in PEO's 2020 Council Elections may submit their nomination forms and nomination acceptance forms starting October 21, 2019 until November 29, 2019 at 4 p.m. 


2020 All Candidate Meetings

2020 All Candidate Meetings
Monday January 6, 2020 5:30 pm – Northern Region, 6:30 pm – Eastern Region
Tuesday January 7, 2020 5:30 pm – Western Region, 6:30 pm – East Central Region
Wednesday January 8, 2020 5:30 pm – West Central Region, 6:30 pm – Vice President
Thursday January 9, 2020 5:30 pm – President-Elect

Election Resources



With both online and telephone options available, voting in the 2020 Council Elections only takes a few minutes and you can cast your ballot anywhere, anytime. Voting opens January 17, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions 


Engineering Dimensions article: Animating members to a greater governance role

Testimonial from Past President Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC:

"Serving as President of Council was a tremendous leadership opportunity. Our Council now needs diversity and I encourage all P.Engs to consider ‘real change’.”


Self-regulation of engineering in Ontario is a privilege - not a right.

By voting in the Council elections, you’re doing your part to ensure that we, as professional engineers, are in a strong position to continue regulating our own profession to protect the public interest and promote the integrity of engineering in Ontario.

In the 2017 Council elections, 16.38 per cent of eligible voters participated.


PEO Council works to ensure that the Professional Engineers Act is updated to reflect changes in the practice of engineering and responds to the evolving needs and expectations of the public. In 2010, the last time the Act was opened, 66 amendments were made with input from Council.



  • Functions as the governing body and board of directors of PEO
  • Provides overall direction for the association and the profession
  • Upholds PEO's duty to protect the public interest
  • Sets and maintains high standards for professional engineering practice
  • Collaborates with government to respond to critical policy issues
  • Recognizes emerging engineering disciplines