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Upcoming Events

PEO Ottawa Chapter 58th AGM

Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Location: Sala San Marco Banquet and Conference Center, 215 Preston Street, Ottawa
Fee: $25.00
Registration Link:
Contact: David Grant,


5:30 pm Chair’s Reception and Networking
6:00 pm Chair’s Welcome and Business Meeting

Call to Order & Welcome
Introduction of the 2017 PEO Ottawa Chapter Executive
Introduction of Special Guests
Review and Adoption of Minutes of 57th Annual General Meeting
Chair’s Report
Treasurer’s Report and Audited Financial Statements

6:40 pm Discussion and Q&A
6:50 pm Chapter Executive for 2018

Introduction of 2018 Slate of Candidates (Officers & Executives)
Welcome 2018 Chapter Chair and Executives
Handover meeting to 2018 Chapter Chair

7:00 pm Grace and Reflections, Dinner
7:30 pm Keynote Speech: Getting Ready for LRT.

Richard Holder, P.Eng., Manager, Light Rail Systems and Operational Integration, O Train Construction

8:30 pm Break
8:40 pm Distinguished Service Awards
9:05 pm New Members Certificate Ceremony
9:45 pm Adjournment

About the Speaker:

Richard Holder Manager, Light Rail Systems and Operational Integration, O Train Construction, City of Ottawa 30 years experience working in construction for contractors, consultants and clients on a wide range of projects in the sectors of transit and transportation, environmental and municipal engineering. Born in UK, studied Civil Engineering in Sheffield and worked for several contractors before moving to Zambia in Africa to work on infrastructure projects funded by the United Nations, World Bank, EU and other development organisations. Moved back to the UK with my new Canadian wife and worked for design-build contractor replacing rail bridges before “seeing the light” and moving to Canada in 1999. Worked in consulting before joining City of Ottawa in 2003 and progressed from senior project manager to Manager for Infrastructure Services. Joined Rail Implementation Office in 2012 and led Highway 417 widening project and Trillium Line expansion project. Currently providing oversight for vehicle production, power supply and distribution, train control system, communications systems, safety and security and operational and maintenance readiness. Part of the team to receive the City Award for Excellence for 2016 Rideau St Sinkhole Response and the City Award for Excellence for 2015 Highway 417 Widening Project. Married with a teenage son and daughter. Keen runner, cyclist and cross-country skier.

Managing Critical Assets - Perceptions vs Reality

Date: Wed Feb 21, 2018
Time: 16h to 18h
Location: KPMG LLP, 150 Elgin Street #1800
Fee: Participation, snacks, and drinks are free.


The Institute of Asset Management –The IAM– Canada Chapter is pleased to invite you to our local Branch inaugural event. You will enjoy an opportunity to meet other professionals in this field from various sectors in an informal and interactive environment. Our IAM – Ottawa Branch event will be on Wednesday February 21. Our keynote speakers will be Peter Crain from the Department of National Defence, Chris Murphy from Ottawa-Hydro, & Ghislain Sauvé from the Correctional Services of Canada who’ll be part of a panel discussing management of critical assets from their respective perspectives. It is my pleasure to invite you to this inaugural event. I also encourage you to share this invitation with any colleagues or contacts that may be interested in asset management

ANCWT Workshop

Date: Feb 21 - Mar 18, 2018
Registration: Please contact the organizers below
Contact: 613 791 3366 , or


Advancing New Canadian Women in Technology, (ANCWT) is a bridging employment program for women such as new immigrants and Syrian refugees who have technical training (in engineering, technology, and computer science and information technology) from outside Canada. The goal is to facilitate entering the Canadian job market as fast as possible by providing:

  • On campus job preparation training at the University of Ottawa facilities, including resume writing, market analysis, and interview skills
  • Job matching
  • Work placement

PEO Ottawa - Bridging the Gap between Government and Industry

Date: Spring/Summer 2018
Time: TBD
Location: N/A (Conference Call)
Fee: N/A (No Charge)


Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, which means many important decisions are made right here, which affect the Canadian Industry. The Federal Government is responsible for making laws: Acts / Regulations / REGDOCs / Codes & Standards. Additionally, it support the Industry through Programs / Initiatives, to stimulate the Economy.

The Professional Engineers of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter (oPEO) is launching a new Pilot Project event to develop the relationship between Government and Industry. This will be a one-time event with the possibility of extension based on event review.

Are you interested to present your initiative? Are you interested in developing Industry ties? Do you have a busy schedule and are limited in schedule time? We are currently accepting guest speaker proposals!

Are you interested in learning about interesting Federal Government Acts / Regulations / REGDOCs / Codes & Standards / Research / Initiatives that affect your Industry? Are you limited to attend conferences due to time limitations and cost? We are currently accepting recommendations for future guest speakers!

Thank you for your interest and support of the PEO – Ottawa Chapter!

The Ottawa Chapter coordinates a variety of activities throughout each calendar year. Activities range from the local Chapter AGM, which is traditionally held in the first quarter of the year, to seminars on a wide range of topics. Tours are also held at various times throughout the year. The Ottawa Chapter regularly plans New Members' Nights, which are designed to welcome new Licencees to the profession. These events often include a speaker or a tour of an interesting Ottawa area site - the Diefenbunker for example!

For those with an interest in sports -- there is the HOPE Beach Volleyball team, the Annual Golf Tournament held in the summer, the Curling Bonspiel and a family night at the Kanata Wave Pool, which are usually held in the first quarter of the year.  

For more information on upcoming events, please check the most recent calendar of events. We welcome suggestions from you on activities, seminars or tours of interest - please contact our Chapter Chair, via e-mail.


View our online EVENTS CALENDAR here.

To get your group's event added...

If your group has an event that would be of interest to Professional Engineers in Ottawa, and you would like it added to our events calendar, please cut'n'paste the form here into an e-mail, fill it in, and send the info to our chapter contact e-mail. We reserve the right not to advertise events we feel are inappropriate to add to our calendar. Requests should be sent in at least 2-4 weeks in advance of the event.

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