Engineers Canada is the national organization of the provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and license the country's 290,000 members of the engineering profession. Engineers Canada exists to support the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies and advance the profession in the public interest. Some of their core national and international work:
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) represents companies in Canada that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients. These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields. ACEC’s membership today includes nearly 500 independent consulting engineering companies, and 12 provincial and territorial member organizations.
They are a proud sponsor of our annual events the Canadian Engineering Competition, and CFES Congress through their outreach campaign, Engineering Legacies.
The Engineering Change Lab is a collaborative platform for individuals and organizations from across the engineering community to share perspectives, deepen understanding, and take action to address systemic challenges holding back the profession’s full potential. The core Lab Team consists of 40 senior leaders from workplaces, universities, government agencies, associations, and nonprofit organizations that together form a microcosm of the Canadian engineering community. The group comes together in Workshops three times a year. In between Workshops, the team works to forward initiatives and seek participation and support of other individuals and organizations.
BEST, Board of European Students of Technology is the European equivalent of CFES. They provide communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe, encompassing 95 Local BEST Groups (LBGs) in 32 countries to create a growing, well organised, powerful, young and innovative student network. BEST creates opportunities for the students to meet and learn from one another through our academic and non-academic events and educational symposia.
We are partnered with BEST to provide Canadian engineering students the opportunity to volunteer for their seasonal courses all across Europe.
The National Association of Engineering Student Councils, Inc. (NAESC) is the American equivalent of CFES. They provide an avenue for Engineering Student Councils from around the United States to communicate and share ideas to be more effective organizations at their home schools.
We collaborate with NAESC to cultivate international opportunities for Canadian students and gain mutual improvements through the addition of perspectives.
EngiQueers Canada is a national not-for-profit corporation. Their goal is to better the state of diversity and inclusion in engineering -- with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community. The organization is currently made up of 31 chapters in 9 provinces, each of which follow a 3-tiered strategy to progress diversity forward. This strategy is: social connection, education & advocacy, and professional development. EngiQueers became an official student partner of the CFES in January 2018. Since then, we have been collaborating EngiQueers to instill inclusivity in all CFES activities and operations and support EngiQueers on their efforts to create inclusive environments for all engineering students across Canada.
bonding is a German association of students whose mission is to bridge the gap between companies and students. Through the 12 local groups in Germany, bonding offers students of technology or business the opportunity to gain insight into industry during their studies, and to get in touch with possible future employers. To accomplish this, bonding organizes many different events such as job fairs, excursions, and technical lectures.
ESSCO is an association that represents engineering societies from 16 universities across Ontario, and acts as the link between engineering students and professional associations, academia, and government. Since its creation in 1987, ESSCO’s goal has been to promote “unity, continuity, and visibility among Ontario engineering students”.
The mission of the Quebec Confederation for Engineering Student Outreach is to protect, defend and promote the interests of its members. QCESO ensures the well-being and development of engineering students, whether they be of academic, educational, social or cultural interest. In addition, the Confederation represents student interests and voices their concerns with key players such as the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and the council of Deans of Engineering in Quebec.
The Western Engineering Student Societies' Team (WESST) is an alliance of engineering student societies across western Canada. It consists of eleven member societies from different accredited engineering programs across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. WESST provides an environment for member schools to exchange information and resources for the benefit of student leaders across western Canada.
The Atlantic Council of Engineering Students represents 13 engineering societies and over 5000 students from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The three primary objectives of the organization are to facilitate communication, provide representation, and provide professional development resources to its members.