Council Elections

Interested in becoming a candidate in PEO’s 2021 Council Elections?

Here’s your opportunity to join PEO Council and help shape the regulator’s future as it undergoes its most significant transformation since its creation in 1922. PEO is seeking candidates for the 2021 Council elections that reflect the diversity of its membership and who can provide a balanced perspective and problem-solving attitude to all discussions, are knowledgeable about board governance and understand the principles behind professional self-regulation.

Participate in the governance of your profession by seeking a position on PEO’s 2021-2022 Council or nominating a fellow engineer to run for election. Nominations are now being accepted until 4 p.m. on November 27, 2020.

For election and nomination forms, guides and procedures, please see the Election Resources and Nomination Forms sections below. 

Election Resources

Nomination Forms

2021 Candidates

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.

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 

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.

PEO Eligible Voter Percentages

Key elections dates:
Eligible Voters Total Votes Cast Vote Percentage
2020 85,732 8,974 10.47%
2019 83,820 10,421 12.43%
2018 81,970 10,806 13.18%
2017 80,621 13,206 16.38%