Thank-you for your interest in volunteering with the PEO Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter. PEO is run based on the hard-work and dedication of its volunteers. There are so many ways to engage and contribute to your profession at a local, regional or even national level. Below are some of the ways you can get involved in the Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter today!
Chapter Board of Directors
The Chapter Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers from the PEO Simcoe-Muskoka community and manages the ongoing business functions of the chapter. The best way to find out more about the executive board is to attend a Board Meeting. They are typically held monthly and are open to all members of PEO residing in the Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter. Contact the Chapter Chair or visit our Calendar of Events for more info on an upcoming meeting.
At the chapter level there are a number of committees you can become a part of:
The education committee focuses on increasing awareness of engineering among pre-university students and educators. The committee has a collection of resources already developed. Past years have included in-school presentations, activities and demonstrations. At the chapter level, this committee also handles the solicitation and award of our Scholarship Program.
Like working with kids or teens? This committee is always looking for volunteers to assist with activities. Contact the Education Director today to get involved!
Government Liaison Program
The Government Liaison Program positions PEO on the same side of the table with government to solve public interest issues related to professional engineering. We want to make available our talent to solve public interest issues and participate in the formation of good public policy.
Integrated into PEO chapter operations, the Government Liaison Program engages members in a number of initiatives through a comprehensive three-pronged approach: (1) Facilitating strong, on-going relationships between chapter members and their local MPPs; (2) Actively monitoring and taking action on policy proposals and upcoming legislation that could affect PEO and the Professional Engineers Act; and (3) Providing communications & policy support to express PEO policy positions to government policy makers.
Ultimately, the long term desire is that involvement in the Government Liaison Program sparks the interest of more engineers to hold public office and have the profession’s voice represented directly at the decision-making table. Have a passion for Politics? Contact the GLP Director today to get involved!
National Engineering Month
National Engineering Month was established in 1992 as a way to celebrate engineering excellence in Canada. Since then, the program has grown Nationwide holding over 500 events across every province and territory. The event brings together Engineers and Engineering Technologists to host interactive events and competitions for students of all ages. Do you enjoy working with a team to pull together big events like bridge busting, robotic arms and catapult contests? Contact the NEM Director today and get involved!
Host or Organize an Event
P.Eng. and EIT members of the Simcoe-Muskoka Chapter are an inquisitive bunch. They love to learn and experience new things. The chapter loves to organize tours, presentations and seminars that appeal to our members. Do you have an idea for an event? Do you work somewhere interesting and would be willing to host a tour? Do you have an interesting presentation you would like to share with an audience of engineering peers? Contact our Event Director today and we can make help make it happen.
No matter how you decide to get involved, PEO is committed to recognizing and thanking those individuals that contribute to the profession. PEO’s Volunteer Recognition Program. The Volunteer Recognition Service program recognizes volunteers who have served on chapters, committees/ task forces and PEO Council, and celebrates achievements of milestone years of service. The recognition pin is awarded to recognize five, 15, and 20 years of service. The Engineers Canada Fellowship pin recognizes 10 years of service. A special sterling silver pin is awarded when a volunteer has 25 or more years of service.