Why does advocacy matter?

  • Engineers are leaders, innovators and problem solvers. Isn’t it time that engineers receive the credit, influence and respect they deserve?

  • OSPE examines policy issues from an engineering lens and provides applicable research and recommendations to stimulate public discussion and help government make informed decisions.

  • Through OSPE, Ontario’s engineers have a unified and assertive voice that communicates the value and importance of their work to the government, media and public.

Why is engineering input needed in public policy

  • Engineers and engineering-degree holders possess the technical knowledge and skills required to identify and develop engineering solutions to global challenges that can maximize societal benefit, while minimizing unintended consequences.

  • The range of complex policy issues facing decisions-makers presents a great opportunity for engineers to contribute to the province and our society.

Policy Areas


Engineering Labour Market

Environment & Climate Change


Research & Innovation

Ring of Fire

Women in Engineering


Media Highlights

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