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2020

OSPE leads the development of a “COVID-19 Infrastructure Working Group” with the Ministries of Infrastructure, Labour & Skills Development, Municipal Affairs & Housing, Transportation, and the Att

OSPE, with representatives from the Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO), and other industry and labour partners are working to establish new health and safety protocols to protect workers on infrastructure projects, as well as work through the contractual obligations resulting from project delays and disruptions.

OSPE meets with Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honourable Doug Downey, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Infrastructure Ontario to discuss the impact of rising insurance costs for engineers

Ontario is now considered a high-risk jurisdiction by international insurance underwriters. This has impacted engineers greatly, causing a dramatic increase in insurance costs and implications on coverage. This impacts the ability of small to medium sized engineering companies to operate in the province, debilitating economic growth. OSPE also spoke the Attorney General about the need for Regulatory Reform in the engineering profession.

OSPE CEO presents Pre Budget-Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

OSPE's presentation and message was clear: Engineers create wealth.

OSPE participates in consultations with multiple Deputy Ministers to discuss infrastructure project funding priorities and the development of the future workforce

An invitation only event focused on a consultation for a shared vision for the next generation of infrastructure, and the necessary skills and talents needed from skilled trades and design professionals in order to achieve this vision.

OSPE attends consultative roundtable with MP Julie Dzerowicz on future workforce development

The federal government’s consultation examined the skills and talent gaps that exist to move Canada forward in economic development, as well as the options available and obstacles that exist to access global talent.

OSPE hosts research and innovation roundtable on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

At the event, OSPE releases its Growing the Drone Industry report, and discusses regulation, public perception, and industry outlook with panel of subject matter experts.

OSPE attends roundtable discussion with Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues

OSPE participates in a discussion on how the government can support the advancement of women in engineering.

OSPE provides submission for Pre-Start Health and Safety Review in Factories Consultation

OSPE agrees with the current requirement that professional engineers conduct Pre-Start Health and Safety reviews, in relation to items one to seven. We believe that only qualified professional engineers possess the technical knowledge to provide this oversight and protect public safety.

OSPE attends Ontario Business Advisory Council discussion with the Honourable John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

OSPE discussed the necessary steps required and precautions needed to be put in place to successfully access and develop Ontario’s natural resources, while effectively protecting the environment.

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