Ontario Engineering Project Awards

Let's celebrate you, our member companies, and all the work you accomplish each year at the Ontario Engineering Project Awards (OEPA)!

The Ontario Engineering Project Awards (OEPA), formally the OCEA, has been highlighting the importance of the consulting engineering profession since 2003. Each year outstanding projects submitted by ACEC-Ontario member firms, of all sizes, are recognized and awarded. The recipients of these awards have demonstrated the impact their knowledge, skill and expertise have made provincially, nationally and internationally.

Get ready to share your projects, we want to hear all about them.

It doesn’t matter if your company consists of 5, 50, or 500 people. It doesn’t matter whether the project was valued at $10,000, $1,000,000 or $100,000,000. If your project or internal initiative is innovative and made an impact as described under the designated award category, you should submit it for consideration.

Last year, the process was streamlined to encourage a broader range of submissions. Levelling the playing field and recognizing firms for a variety of their contributions to the industry and society! We found this to have had positive feedback and decided to continue forward in 2024.

The Awards of Distinction categories, now recognize the top 10 project submissions across all categories. In addition, we have three new awards categories – Sustainability Award, Small Firm – Big Impact, and Internal Innovation.

This year we have continued with the elimination of the “Intention to Submit” form, along with the requirement for a client letter. We also except projects from the previous TWO years and phases of projects.

Extended! Submissions are now due January 19, 2024
The deadline for submission is January 5, 2024. 

We look forward to seeing your impressive projects in 2024!

Save the date! The gala will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9th at the Liberty Grand. More event details to come.

2024 Submission Documents for Download:

2024 Program Guidelines
2024 Project Sheet

Click here to see event photos from the 20 edition of the OEPA, May 10th, 2023.


MPP Andrew Dowie, who was in attendance of the 2023 OEPA, provides a members’ statement at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the projects of at the OEPA.


Thank you to our event sponsors that help make it possible to celebrate the achievements of our member firms each year. Click here to see 2024 brand engagement opportunities for member companies and friends of the ACEC-Ontario community.


The work of our Member Companies shapes our society, from transit, to watermains, to the studies that help create them. Everyday you encounter the work of Consulting Engineers.

Watch the 2021 Ontario Engineering Project Awards to see our Member Companies award winning projects.