In early 2021 the ACEC-Ontario Board of Directors approved a new board policy to support the initiation of member Networks. Staff have been working hard behind the scenes to plan and implement three new Networks, to be launched fall 2021:
- Women’s Network
- Young Professionals Network
- Chapter Leadership Network
Networks are a people-focused program for employees of ACEC-Ontario member firms. The community-oriented ethos of Networks exists to improve member engagement opportunities and member firm employee relations through the enhancement of business networks, expansion of member-peer relations and increased professional and leadership skill development. As such, Networks are an opportunity for engagement that creates value for ACEC-Ontario member firms.
Our Networks are an opportunity for member employees to rally together to discuss common industry trends and issues with peers in a particular segment of the ACEC-Ontario membership. Networks provide an opportunity for member employees to benefit professionally while giving back to the industry by discussing and offering solutions to common industry concerns.
Networks are a province-wide program, allowing members from throughout the province of Ontario to engage virtually and (one day) in person. Member Network activities include virtual peer round-tables, professional development opportunities, networking events, and working groups.
The ACEC-Ontario Women in STEM Network (Women’s Network) is a space for both women identifying employees of ACEC-Ontario member firms and their allies to join and discuss common trends that women identifying employees experience within the consulting engineering industry. In particular, the Women’s Network has a particular focus on addressing the high attrition rates of women-identifying employees within the industry.
Network Audience: women-identifying employees and their allies
Join the ACEC-Ontario Women’s Network here.
Young Professional Network
The ACEC-Ontario Young Professionals Network is a place for young professionals (YP’s) employed by ACEC-Ontario member firms can gather to enhance leadership skills, increase your professional network and gain industry insights by discussing common trends and issues experienced by YP’s within the consulting engineering industry. Young Professionals are defined as a person 35 years of age or younger and/or a person with 10 or less years of experience as a consulting engineer. If you are a YP and would like to get to know your peers, the YPN is a great place to start!
Network Audience: young professionals (35 years of age or younger and/or has 10 or less years of experience as a consulting engineer)
Sign-up to the ACEC-Ontario YP Network here.
Our inaugural YP Network event is happening on September 30th, everyone is welcome. Sign-up today.
Chapter Leadership Network
The ACEC-Ontario Chapter Leadership Network is a space for ACEC-Ontario employees who hold a position on one of the five (5) chapter executive committees (Simcoe, Niagara Region, Grand River, London and Ottawa Chapters). As an ACEC-Ontario chapter leader, this space provides you with an opportunity to connect with ACEC-Ontario staff and peers in a similar role to you so you can share best practices and strengthen your local chapter through peer collaboration.
Network Audience: executive member volunteers of ACEC-Ontario Grand River, London, Niagara, Ottawa and Simcoe Chapters