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.
ACEC-Ontario currently has three Networks:
- Womens Network
- Future Leaders Network
- Chapter Leadership Network
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 (Womens Network) is a space for both women 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 Womens Network has a particular focus on addressing the high attrition rates of women-identifying employees within the industry.
Network Audience: women employees and their allies
Join the ACEC-Ontario Womens Network here.
The Bridge | Newsletter – A Womens Network initiativeThe Bridge is an ACEC-Ontario Womens Network project that mobilizes knowledge through digital information sharing and peer conversation. Each issue of The Bridge focuses on one knowledge gap within the consulting engineering sector. This gap is dissected holistically through research summaries, interviews, stories and actionable steps.
Subscribe to The Bridge | Newsletter here.
Future Leaders Network
The ACEC-Ontario Future Leaders 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 40 years of age or younger. If you are a YP and would like to get to know your peers, the FLN is a great place to start!
Network Audience: young professionals (40 years of age or younger)
Sign-up to the ACEC-Ontario Future Leaders Network here.
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