Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups

As a member-driven organization, OSPE relies on the energy and commitment of volunteers to support our programs and activities. Below is a list of all OSPE committees. If you are a member of OSPE and are interested in volunteering for a committee, please contact us at info@ospe.on.ca for more information.

Committees

The Audit and Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Board that makes recommendations on policies affecting the Society's finances and oversees the audit of its annual financial statements. The committee recommends the appointment of auditors for approval by members at the Annual General Meeting, establishes policies and recommendations for Society funds, and reviews the annual draft audited financial statements prior to distribution to the membership. The committee is chaired by the Treasurer and includes two additional members of the Board of Directors.

Chair
Ron Clifton, P.Eng.

Members
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng.
Christina Visser, P.Eng.
Mark Woodhouse (OSPE staff contact)

Chair
Matthew Jelavic, P.Eng.

Members
Michael Monette, P.Eng.
Peter Marcucci, P.Eng.
Shelly Deitner, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Representatives
Helen Wojcinski, P.Eng.
Karen Chan P.Eng.
Danny Young, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller(OSPE Staff Contact)

Representative
Milicia Radisic, P.Eng.

The Executive Committee is a standing committee of the Board that acts as an operational advisory committee to the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Committee does not set policy, but rather facilitates the activities of the Board and acts on behalf of the Board when required to do so. The Executive Committee is comprised of OSPE's Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Past Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. The Chief Executive Officer is an ex officio non-voting member of the Committee.

Chair
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

Members
Matthew Jelavic, P.Eng. 
Michael Monette, P.Eng. 
Ron Clifton, P.Eng. 
Réjeanne Aimey, P.Eng.
Sandro Perruzza
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education provides scholarships to encourage students to pursue careers in the engineering profession. The Foundation makes funds available to each engineering school in Ontario, which awards the scholarships according to criteria established by the Foundation. The Foundation also includes the Professional Engineers Benevolent Fund, which provides temporary financial assistance to professional engineers and their families in extenuating circumstances. Both the scholarship program and the Benevolent Fund are financed through donations from Ontario professional engineers.

To find out more about the Foundation or make a donation, visit the Professional Engineers Foundation for Education website or call (416) 223-9961, extension 222.

Representatives
Steven Rose, P.Eng.
Jane Huang, P.Eng.
Sue Tessier, P.Eng.
Alourdes Sully, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

Chair
Ian Shaw, P.Eng.

Members
Cary Clark, P.Eng.
Scott Llewellyn, P.Eng. 
Ian Shaw, P.Eng. 
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng. 
Gary Moore, P.Eng. 
Ron Schekenberger, P.Eng.

The Human Resources Committee provides oversight to OSPE's compensation structure and philosophy. The Committee is chaired by the OSPE Chairperson and includes two additional members of the Board of Directors.

Chair
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

Members
Peter Marcucci, P.Eng.
Milica Radisic, P.Eng.
Valeria Mueller (OSPE staff contact)

Representatives
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.
Matthew Jelavic, P.Eng.
Michael Monette, P.Eng.
Peter Marcucci, P.Eng.
Sandro Perruzza
Dana Thomson (OSPE staff contact)

As a member-interest organization, OSPE is committed to meeting the needs of member engineers across Ontario. The Membership Advisory Committee works with the Manager, Marketing and Membership Development to identify those needs and provide programming that promotes the interests of our members. The committee provides input and advice on the development and implementation of recruitment, renewal and retention programs, student membership programs, services for members, and value-added affinity programs. The committee is chaired by a member of the Board and includes two to four additional Professional Members.

Chair
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

Members
Eman Al-Ali
Sifat Amin
Behrooz Abbaszadeh, EIT
Lawrence Chen, P.Eng.
David Carnegie, P.Eng.
Negin Balaghi
Natasha Reid (OSPE Staff Contact)

The Nominations Committee is responsible for preparing a slate of candidates for OSPE's annual Board elections. This committee is chaired by a Board member who is not up for re-election and includes two additional Professional Members of OSPE (who may also be Board members not up for re-election). Election candidates may be nominated by members at large or by the Nominations Committee. It is up to this Committee to ensure that the confirmed slate of candidates meet all criteria set our by OSPE bylaws, including adequate regional and sector representation.

Chair
Michael Monette, P.Eng.

Members

Valeria Mueller (OSPE Staff Contact)

This committee will provide policy advice on key areas relating to professional development and career centre services. By examining factors influencing learning choices for engineers, OSPE will be better able to stimulate and support the economic interests of engineers and the engineering profession. With input from a broad array of stakeholders, and including data collected as part of OSPE's employer salary survey results and fee guideline, OSPE will be better able to target the learning and career development needs of engineers and influence the demand for continuous higher learning and career advancement.

Chair
Steven Rose, P.Eng.

Members
Ray Barton 
Abraham Rollins, P.Eng.
Mehemed Delibasic, P.Eng.
Darya Duma, P.Eng.
Chett Bradley (OSPE Staff Contact)

Representatives
Daniel Couture, P.Eng.
Clare Morris, P.Eng.

OSPE Staff Contact
Baijul Shukla

Representative
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

Lee Weissling (OSPE Staff Contact)

Representative
Jonathan Hack, P.Eng.

Lee Weissling (OSPE Staff Contact)

The core objective of the Women in Engineering Advocacy Committee (WEAC) is to work toward the creation of a more progressive and diverse engineering profession by encouraging the full participation of women in the profession. WEAC encourages more Ontario women to study engineering at the post-secondary level; to consider engineering as a career and to pursue licensure as professional engineers; and to take on leadership roles in the workplace and within the governance structure of the engineering profession. WEAC advances its advocacy agenda by engaging the engineering profession, government, educators, affinity organizations and other stakeholders.

Chair
Shelly Deitner, P.Eng.

Members
Valerie Davidson, P.Eng.
Lisa MacCumber, P.Eng.
Shannon Pole, EIT
Pauline Watson, P.Eng.
Milica Radisic, P.Eng.
Nigel Fung, P. Eng. 
Catrina Kronfli (OSPE staff contact)

Task Forces and Working Groups

OSPE's Complaints and Discipline Process Task Force works to advocate changes to PEO's existing complaints and discipline process with the goal of identifying a mechanism or process by which OSPE can assist individual members when a complaint is lodged against them.

Chair
Steven Rose, P.Eng.

Members
Chris Cragg, P.Eng.
Bill DeAngelis, P.Eng.
William Goodings, P.Eng.
Robert Goodings, P.Eng.
Catrina Kronfli (OSPE Staff Contact)

Engineers have a significant role to play in helping Ontario meet its energy challenges. The Energy Task Force responds to the changing energy landscape in the province with public policy advice supporting the interests of professional engineers in the sector. It advocates for a safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and affordable energy supply for Ontario by speaking with governments, stakeholders and members to influence the government's energy agenda. The Task Force also examines provincial government plans for the production and delivery of alternative energy and identifies opportunities to partner with government on the implementation of those plans.

Chair
Emily Thorn Corthay, P.Eng.

Members
Keith Boulton, P.Eng.
Peter DeVita, P.Eng.
Marius Vartolomei, P.Eng.
Antonio Antonopoulos
Steve Pepper, P. Eng.
Handan Tezel, P.Eng
Frank Lasowski, P.Eng.
Peter White, P.Eng.
Rob Kamranpoor, P.Eng.
Rhonda Wright Hilbig, P.Eng.
Paul Acchione, P.Eng. 
Patrick Sackville (OSPE staff contact)

The Environment Task Force is responsible for identifying and bringing an engineering perspective to environmental issues. The Task Force creates awareness of engineers' interests in environmental issues, especially climate change, with the intent to influence public policy development and to ensure stewardship that reflects the values of the profession. It also aims to create awareness of the value of engineers in providing advice and design expertise for all stakeholders on environmental issues.

Chair
Steven Rose, P.Eng.

Members
Bill Goodings, P.Eng.
Ranee Mahalingham, P.Eng.
Frederik Becker, P.Eng.
Carl Bodimeade, P.Eng.
Andre Proulx, P.Eng.
Yannick Trottier, P.Eng.
Dmitry Maznichenko, P.Eng.
Jeannette Chau, P.Eng.
Patrick Sackville (OSPE Staff Contact)

The purpose of the Task Force is to profile the important contributions engineers make to the infrastructure sector; to encourage procurement of domestic technology and local intellectual property; and to monitor relevant legislation and regulation to support a safe, reliable and affordable design and construction industry for Ontario. The Task Force is charged with identifying opportunities to strengthen Ontario's design and construction systems and to promote engineers as essential contributors in infrastructure public policy development.

Chair
Mehemed Delibasic, P.Eng.

Members
Rick Baldasti, P.Eng.
Andrew Valickis, P.Eng.
Scott Hubbard, P.Eng.
William Lardner, P.Eng.
Faizul Mohee, P.Eng.
Arthur Sinclair, P.Eng.
John Morgan, P.Eng.
Patrick Sackville (OSPE staff contact)

Professional engineers are leaders in research and innovation in all industry sectors in Ontario, yet engineering achievements often go unrecognized by government and the general public. The mandate of the Research & Innovation Task Force is to highlight and advance engineering innovation. The Task Force is charged with identifying and communicating funding opportunities that will support OSPE members as they develop, commercialize, and market engineering technology.

Chair
Tibor Turi, P.Eng.

Members
Peter Marcucci, P.Eng.
Prit Dhaliwal, P.Eng. 
Mukul Asthana, P.Eng.
Marcelo Sarkis, P.Eng.
Wes Leewis, P.Eng.
Kevin Wright, P.Eng.
Catrina Kronfli (OSPE staff contact)

The Ring of Fire region of northern Ontario, with its deposits of chromite, nickel, copper and platinum, is an immense economic opportunity not only for northern Ontario and for the province as a whole, but the whole of Canada.

The purpose of the working group is to:

  • Create awareness of engineers' interests in all four issues with the intent to influence public policy development and ensure stewardship that reflects the values of the profession; and
  • Create awareness of the value of engineers in providing advice and design expertise for all stakeholders of these challenging issues

Chair
Christina Visser, P.Eng.

Members
David Wood, P.Eng.
Ken Kopechanski, P.Eng.
Michael Loken, P.Eng.
Nigel Fung, P.Eng.
Steve Rose, P.Eng.
Wesley Bova, P.Eng.
Doug Morrison 
Catrina Kronfli (OSPE staff contact)