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East Toronto Chapter, Professional Engineers Ontario 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Dear PEO East Toronto Chapter Member,

You are cordially invited to attend PEO East Toronto Chapter Virtual Annual General Meeting:

Join us virtually via Zoom and see what the Chapter’s all about on February 2, 2022 at 6:30PM 

Visit the Chapter events page at or email for additional information.

Welcome Message by Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Don Valley West:

Kathleen Wynne was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West. She was Ontario’s 25th Premier and leader of the Ontario Liberal Party January, 2013 to June 2018.

Kathleen has dedicated her professional life to building a better province for the people of Ontario. She is guided by the values and principles that knit this province together: fairness, diversity, collaboration and creativity.

Kathleen has served as Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Transportation, Minister of Education and Minister of Agriculture and Food. As the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Kathleen finalized a new funding agreement with the federal government to improve access to affordable housing.

As the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Kathleen championed Ontario’s $34-billion agri-food industry and brought in the Local Food Act.

In her role as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Kathleen worked in partnership with First Nations communities to address issues such as mining development, First Nations land claims, and improving quality of life for aboriginals living off-reserve through affordable housing and recreation programs.

As Minister of Education, Kathleen led the government’s efforts to reduce class sizes, implement full-day kindergarten and provide more opportunities for high school students to reach their full potential.

During Kathleen’s tenure as the Minister of Transportation, she secured a new transit expansion plan for Toronto including the Eglinton-Scarborough LRT, and oversaw Ontario’s largest highway investments, including the Highway 407 East Extension and the Windsor-Essex Parkway.

Kathleen has three adult children, Chris, Jessie and Maggie, and four grandchildren, Olivia, Claire, Hugh and Violet. She and her partner Jane lived in North Toronto for more than 25 years.

Keynote Speaker:  Kim Slaunwhite, Communication Specialist, Clear Path Media Training & Coaching

Kim works with business professional and shows them how they can stand out in their fields through sharpening a range of communication skills.

What does that mean?

  • Think of a time when you watched a speaker who you enjoyed listening to and wanted to hear more.
  • Or when you attended a meeting led by someone who masterfully navigated the topics, time and personalities to get things accomplished in ways others do not.
  • Think of your favorite teacher from school, any level, and ask yourself “why?”
  • Have you ever watched someone navigate a difficult conversation with ease?

What they all have in common are their sophisticated communication skills.
These skills can be taught, and Kim teaches these skills in a way that is personalized, memorable and easy.

The emphasis isn’t on what we know but in how we communicate what we know in order

to be understood. 

 Keynote address: 

Welcome to 2022!
Let’s talk about resiliency and our next stage of work and life.
Where we are expected to navigate new challenges in unprecedented times.
:: Going back into the office
:: Continuing to work from home
:: A hybrid work plan we can’t yet picture
Is there a roadmap for this? There can be.


 Add the attached agenda 

Time Item
6:30 pm 0. AGM Start
6:35 pm1. Call to Order & Introductions                             
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Appointment of Minute Taker
4. Approval of Minutes of Previous AGM              
Chair – Larisse Nana Kouadjo, P.Eng.

Secretary: Sara Ayub, EIT
6:40pm 5. Welcome Message by Kathleen Wynne, MPP
Don Valley West
6:50 pm6. Committee Reports:

  Government Liaison Program

Licensure Assistance Program  

Education Outreach Report & Presentation of Scholarship

30/30 PEO Initiative

Omid , P.Eng.

Parvin Marzban, P.Eng.

James Tait, P.Eng.

Sara Ayub, EIT.
7:00 pm7. Raffle #1  
7:05 pm8. Treasurer’s Report 2020 Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.
7:10 pm Introduction of
East Central Region Councillor Candidates
David Kiguel, P.Eng., FEC
7:15 pm 9.   Greetings from PEO Council East Central Region CouncillorChristopher Chahine, P.Eng.
7:20 pm 11. Raffle #2
7:25 pm Chapter Activity Report Larisse Nana Kouadjo, P.Eng.
7:30 pm 11. Presentation of ETC Volunteer Recognition Pins Nadia Aftab, P.Eng.
7:35 pmIntroduction of Vice President Candidates
Michael Chan, P.Eng., FEC
Gregory Wowchuk, BASc, Dipl El Tech, P.Eng.
7:40 pm 12. Election of 2022 Chapter Board
Election Commissioner :
Past Chair: John Glover, P.Eng.
7:45 pm Introduction of President-Elect Candidates
Darla Campbell, P.Eng., CSR-P
Roydon Fraser, P. Eng., Ph.D., FEC
Marilyn Spink, P.Eng., CSR-P
7:55 pm 13. Keynote:Kim Slaunwhite
8:05 pm Raffle #3
8:10 pm 14. Closing Remarks & Adjournment Larisse Nana Kouadjo, P.Eng.

Implementing Green Infrastructure to support Climate Resilience

Date: 27 Jan 2022
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration: Please follow this link

Seminar Info
This seminar will provide an overview of how green infrastructure can contribute to Urban Climate Resilience, key processes for the establishment of a Green Streets program and strategies underway to build capacity in GI operation and maintenance in the City of Toronto, including establishing an asset management and maintenance framework and pilot workforce development program GreenForceTO.
Guest Speaker

Kristina Hausmanis is the Green Streets Senior Project Manager for Transportation Services at the City of Toronto, where she coordinates the inter-divisional implementation of green infrastructure into right-of-way projects. Kristina has 14 years of experience working in municipal government – developing, implementing and leading complex interdivisional and multidisciplinary programs such as StreetARToronto, CafeTO and most recently Green Streets. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from McGill University and a Master of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

2021 Aspiring Engineer Scholarship

The East Toronto Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) is pleased to offer a scholarship of $1500 to a deserving first-year student enrolled in a Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited engineering program within Ontario.

Eligible candidates are required to:

  • Currently residing or attended a high school within the PEO East Toronto Chapter (ETC), a region bounded by Lake Ontario, Yonge Street, Highway 401 and Victoria Park Avenue;
  • Be enrolled and provide proof of enrollment at an accredited engineering program within Ontario for September 2021;
  • Enroll in PEO Student Member Program for free at
  • Submit a professional resume
  • Submit a 500 word essay “Why do you want to be an engineer and what has inspired you to pursue engineering?”

Eligible applicants must submit their application to by November  30 th, 2021.

The winners will be notified in December of 2021. The scholarships will be rewarded in January 2022.

Full Details
Please click here to see the application

The Role of Engineers in the Climate Change Issue

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 7:00-8:30 PM EST

David Lapp, P.Eng. from Ontario, Dr Malcoln Shield and Harshan Radhakrishnan from Engineers Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) and Curt Hull from Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGMB) will provide an overview of their successes in dealing with the climate change issue. The seminar will help to inform engineers in Ontario about the possible features of an Ontario Engineers Climate Action Plan that they might want to consider putting on their radar.
Registration FREE of Charge
Participants will receive the virtual login information after pre-registering online.

Registration Link: here

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