Bridging the Gap Between Government and Industry
Background: 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, the government supports the Industry through Programs / Initiatives, to stimulate the Economy. These laws are used by Engineers in the industry everyday and these Initiatives could benefit Engineers in the Industry.
Challenge: 1) employees working in the Federal/Provincial/Municipal Legislative branch of Government may not have the necessary background knowledge of all questions about the Industry; and 2) the Federal/Provincial/Municipal Legislative branch of Government organize conferences to present their Programs/Initiatives, however a) usually these conferences are very expensive, b) require distant travel and accommodation, and c) have time limitations due to complex schedule.
Opportunity: the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) – Ottawa Chapter (oPEO) is launching a new Speakers Series to develop the relationship between Government and Industry.
Purpose: to provide an opportunity for Government and Industry professionals to connect and learn from each other.
Objectives: 1) Regulatory Literacy: to help Industry professionals understand the regulatory system structure, the process for developing regulatory documents, and ways to get involved; 2) Industry Awareness: to help Industry professionals understand Government initiatives aimed to support the Industry; and 3) Government Awareness: to help Government learn about the Industry.
For more information please contact: Danil.Matachniouk.PEO@gmail.com