Council Elections

Official Results

Official results of PEO's 2023 Council Elections

Voter Turnout

Week-by-week tally of PEO Council elections voter turnout by chapter and region.

PEO Eligible Voter Percentages

Key elections dates:
Eligible Voters Total Votes Cast Vote Percentage
2023 87,815 9,559 10.89%
2022 86,352 9,520 11.02%
2021 84,805 9,466 11.16%
2020 85,732 8,974 10.47%
2019 83,820 10,421 12.43%

2023 Candidates

Learn more about each of your Council candidates.

Key Elections Dates:

Key elections dates:
Date nominations open October 17, 2022
Date nominations close November 25, 2022 at 4 p.m. EST
Deadline for receipt of publicity materials for publication in Engineering Dimensions and on the PEO website December 9, 2022 at 4 p.m. EST
All Candidate Meetings Week of January 2, 2023
Date voting will commence January 13, 2023 at 12 p.m. EST
Date voting closes* February 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. EST
Eblast from candidates to eligible voters January 16, January 30, February 13, 2023

* Due to a technical error with the voting system, the 2023 Council Elections were paused temporarily between January 14 and January 16, 2023. The issue has been resolved and the voting period has now been extended to February 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

All Candidate Meetings Schedule

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

5:30 pm – Northern Regional Councillor; Rewatch webcast

6:30 pm – Eastern Regional Councillor;  Rewatch webcast

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

5:30 pm – Western Regional Councillor;  Rewatch webcast

6:30 pm – East Central Councillor;  Rewatch webcast

Thursday, January 5, 2023

5:30 pm – Councillor-at-Large; Rewatch webcast

7:00 pm – Vice President;  Rewatch webcast

Friday, January 6, 2023

5:30 pm – President-Elect;  Rewatch webcast

Election Resources

Frequently Asked Questions 


If you’ve never thought of running for Council before, consider the impact you can make by:

  • Bringing your engineering, work and life experiences and leadership to bear on the policy decisions Council makes to continuously improve regulation of the practice of engineering; and
  • Influencing PEO during one of the most critical times in its nearly 100-year history through enhanced governance initiatives and work to address the recommendations of PEO’s external regulatory performance review.

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.


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 

As a member of Council, you will:

  • Develop and drive PEO’s strategic direction;
  • Discuss and decide on issues relevant to the regulator;
  • Approve PEO’s budget;
  • Provide direction on regulatory priorities; and
  • Ensure the responsible use of resources to effectively regulate the practice of engineering.