Council

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.

Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada directors attend Council meetings but do not sit as Councillors. They are not involved in Council committee work, and they do not vote in Council meetings. 

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

  • October 6-7, 2021
  • December 14-15, 2021
  • March 23-24, 2022

APEGA's Current Council

2021 Council Executive

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.
President

Brian Pearse, P.Eng.

Manon Plante, P.Eng.
Vice-President

Manon Plante, P.Eng., MDS, CD1

Lisa Doig, P.Eng.
President-Elect

Lisa Doig, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
Past-President

John Van der Put, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)


2021 Council

Terms Expire 2022

David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD

David Johnson, P.Geo., PhD

Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng.

Geoffrey Kneller, P.Eng.

Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.

Jason Vanderzwaag, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2023

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Margaret Allan, P.Eng., P.Geo., FGC

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

Darren Hardy, P.Eng.

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP

RaeAnne Leach, P.Eng., PMP, FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Theresa Watson, P.Eng.

Theresa Watson, P.Eng.

Terms Expire 2024

Claudia Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Seema Makwana, P.Eng.

Seema Makwana, P.Eng.

Tracey Stock, P.Eng.

Tracey Stock, P.Eng.

Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.

Victoria Wishart, P.Eng.

Public Members

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA

Mary Phillips-Rickey, FCA

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Currently Vacant

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Currently Vacant

 


 

National Organizations

Engineers Canada Directors

Natasha Avila, P.Eng.

Natasha Avila, P.Eng.

Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

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Tim Joseph, P.Eng., PhD, FCIM

Victor Benz, P.Eng.

Victor Benz, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Geoscientists Canada Director

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)

George Eynon, P.Geo., FGC, FEC (Hon.)