Council is APEGA's governing body. Members of Council set direction, develop policy, ensure resources, and provide oversight. You can find information about Council's authorities and responsibilities in the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act. You may also want to review the Councillor Term & Duties for a more detailed list.
Council uses a governance model similar to a corporate board structure. This model uses committees, working groups, and task forces to carry out many of its duties.
Council meets quarterly, and its meeting minutes are available to the public. Committees and working groups usually meet once between each Council meeting.
Council is made up of 16 elected professional members, including a Council president, plus three appointed public members. At the end of all Council presidents’ terms, they are presented the Honorary Life Membership award to recognize their year of service. This is given in the form of a framed medallion at the annual general meeting (AGM) and is an exclusive honour to the outgoing president.
A Message From Council
APEGA Council executive and senior staff thanks George Eynon, P.Geo. (Council executive and past-president, 2018–2021); Jennifer Enns, P.Eng. (councillor, 2015–2021); Tim Hohm, P.Eng. (councillor, 2018–2021); and Walter Kozak, P.Eng. (councillor, 2018–2021) for their dedication, energy, and thoughtful work as valued members of Council. Their contributions over the past few years have been immeasurable.
We welcome the 2021 APEGA Council Executive—Brian Pearse, P.Eng. (president); Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1 (vice-president); Lisa Doig, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), (president-elect); and John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), (past-president). We also welcome newly elected councillors Seema Makwana, P.Eng.; Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.; Tracey Stock, P.Eng.; and Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng. (serving a one-year term). We are looking forward to working with all of you.
Congratulations to our re-elected councillor, Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, P.Eng. We are excited to have you on Council for another three years and appreciate your great work in each meeting and committee you are involved with.
Upcoming Council Meetings
- June 16-17, 2021
- October 6-7, 2021
- December 14-15, 2021
- March 23-24, 2022
APEGA's Current Council
2021 Council Executive
Brian Pearse, P.Eng.
Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1
Lisa Doig, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Terms Expire 2022
David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD
Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng.
Melanie Popp, P.Eng.
Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.
Terms Expire 2023
Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo., FGC
Darren Hardy, P.Eng.
RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP, FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Theresa Watson, P.Eng.
Terms Expire 2024
Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Seema Makwana, P.Eng.
Tracey Stock, P.Eng.
Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.
Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA
Engineers Canada Directors
Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng, FEC, FGC (Hon.), FCAE, FEIC, FCIC
Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Tim Joseph, P.Eng., PhD, FCIM
Victor Benz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Geoscientists Canada Director
Colin Yeo, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)