Dear fellow engineers:
In these times of emerging new engineering fields, a true Revolution
is taking shape.
PEO faces a challenge to
effectively demonstrate its value to society and its relevance to
its membership by embracing these fields into the definition of
We, the engineers, are widely acknowledged as belonging to
a profession that stays at the forefront in the creation of real
economic wealth and technological excellence in Ontario. We contribute
effectively to the security and enhancement of Ontario's social,
economic, cultural and environmental well being.
The foundation for the
value offered to society by professional engineers lies primarily in
our members' high standard of qualification and adherence to our Code
of Ethics and Professional Conduct as stated in the Professional
Engineers Act and Regulations. However, we need to build on the
strength of a growing and continuously diversified profession, while
correcting weaknesses that may threaten its credibility with the public
More than ever, our profession needs wise
leadership and strong member involvement. It is necessary to take
action now, before our profession becomes
irrelevant to society.