PEO East Central Region 30 by 30 Initiative

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What is the 30 by 30 Initiative?

Our Responsibilities - East Central Region

For Members

For Employers

For the Public

30 by 30 Metrics


What is the 30 by 30 Initiative? (Top)

In 2011, Engineers Canada launched a bold mission, the 30 by 30 initiative, a commitment to raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers in Canada who are women to 30 percent by 2030.  The 30 percent figure is widely accepted as the threshold for self-sustaining change.  This commitment has been recently expanded in Engineers Canada’s Strategic Plan 2019 to 2021 to include the professional development and retention of women in the profession. 

In September 2017, recognizing the pressing need to address the chronic underrepresentation of women in the engineering profession and better serve the public’s interest, PEO Council unanimously endorsed the 30 by 30 initiative. In June 2018, PEO Council approved the establishment of a Task Force to develop and launch an action plan for Ontario, and in September 2018, formally approved PEO’s 30 by 30

Action Plan.  

In 2018, the percentage of newly licensed engineers in Ontario who were women was 18%, a number that has not moved significantly for the last five years.  Achieving the 30% goal will therefore be unattainable without the engagement of key stakeholders along the pathway to licensure, such as universities, employers of engineers, PEO as the Regulator, and the women engineering graduates and internationally educated women engineers pursuing their engineering licence.


Our Responsibilities - East Central Region (Top)

PEO organizes the engineers operating in Ontario by their geographic location. The East Central Region comprises the eastern portion of Toronto as well as the surrounding area.

For the individual chapters that make up the East Central Region, please refer to the links below.

Scarborough

York

East Toronto

Willowdale/Thornhill

Simcoe-Muskoka

Lake Ontario

The responsibilities of the chapters and organizing committee, as laid out by the PEO task force are listed below:

  • All chapters in Region develop invitee list of potential employers, universities and women engineering graduates (who are involved in the chapter), with particular focus on employers, within their catchment areas and forward to Chapter Host
  • Chapter Host, with the assistance of the regional chapters, determines the final invitee list
  • Chapter Host, with the assistance of the regional chapters, confirms the date and venue for the session in consultation with the assigned 30 by 30 Task Force member
  • Chapter Host to tailors template invitation to the PEO Chapter Hosted 30 by 30 Awareness Sessions to invitee list and distribute; invitation to allow for option of in person, or virtual attendance via teleconference or PEO’s virtual platform in order to cover geography
  • Chapter Host coordinates the responses to the session and who will be attending the event
  • Chapter Host, with support from the regional chapters, manages the session in terms of logistics, room and AV set up, catering, and other activities as required
  • Chapter Host, with willing members of the regional chapters, determines who will be delivering the session with the facilitative support of the PEO 30 by 30 Task Force assigned member
  • Funding for the session to be borne by the regional chapters (and not just the chapter host) – e.g. travel and accommodations for regional chapter members attending the session to be funded from their local chapter budgets; regional chapters to also allocate/share in the funding of the hosting of the event

PEO 30 by 30 Task Force Responsibilities:

  • A Task Force member will be assigned to a session hosted in the province and will work through the Chapter Host
  • Assigned Task Force member will support the Chapter Host in planning, logistics and facilitating the delivery of the session
  • Task Force will provide a copy of the invitation template and presentation to be used at the session  

Task Force members will either attend the session in person, or through PEO’s virtual platform;


For Members  (Top)

PEO, in collaboration with Engineers Canada, is working to increase the representation of women within engineering through its 30 by 30 initiative. The goal of the initiative is to increase the percentage of newly licensed female engineers in Canada to 30% by 2030. In 2018, only 18% of newly licensed engineers in Ontario were women.

On September 16th, 2020, the Scarborough, York, East Toronto, Willowdale-Thornhill, Lake Ontario, and Simcoe-Muskoka chapters hosted a joint chapter event, as the first initiative in the program. The recording can be viewed here.

If you would like to connect with us, you can find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.


For Employers  (Top)

To the employers of East Central Region,

We will be hosting an awareness session for employers on _______. Please visit [EVENTBRITE] to register.

PEO, in collaboration with Engineers Canada, is working to increase the representation of women within engineering through its 30 by 30 initiative. The goal of the initiative is to increase the percentage of newly licensed female engineers in Canada to 30% by 2030. In 2018, only 18% of newly licensed engineers in Ontario were women.

We need your help. We would like to track our progress in the areas in which we work. We are looking for employers/representatives who are willing to consider becoming/become a 30 by 30 Champion for their organization.

  • As a 30 by 30 Champion, develop an action plan/actions based on the PEO Action Plan and shared best practices from peers
  • Develop metrics (three key indicators) to measure and report progress on an annual basis, as recommended by the PEO 30 by 30 Task Force
  • Agree to being included on PEO’s 30 by 30 webpage, Wall of 30 by 30 Champions, and part of the larger, collective effort to track and commit to the progress being made on achieving the 30% goal as a profession

These are the suggested metrics that you can share. Note these will be aggregated before being presented. They will not be identifiable by company.

  • Number, % new engineering recruits who are female
  • Number, % new recruits who are female
  • % of female engineering recruits who obtain their licence
  • % of engineering recruits who obtain their licence
  • % female engineers in leadership positions (C-suite; management)
  • % female in leadership positions (C-suite; management)

If you employee engineers and operate in the East Central Region, it is important that you connect with us. Please fill out this form to indicate your interest. [Link google form]

We would also like to support you in this initiative. If you would like to connect with us, you can find us on twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

You may be interested in the resources below:

Debiasing Job Ads 

MTO’s Development Program

Myths and Solutions in Gender Diversity


For the Public  (Top)

PEO, in collaboration with Engineers Canada, is working to increase the representation of women within engineering through its 30 by 30 initiative. The goal of the initiative is to increase the percentage of newly licensed female engineers in Canada to 30% by 2030. In 2018, only 18% of newly licensed engineers in Ontario were women.

On September 16th, 2020, the Scarborough, York, East Toronto, Willowdale-Thornhill, Lake Ontario, and Simcoe-Muskoka chapters hosted a joint chapter event, as the first initiative in the program. The recording can be viewed here.

If you would like to connect with us, you can find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.


30 by 30 Metrics  (Top)

  • Graphs (careful with privacy)
  • Total engineering EIT/P.Eng in area
  • Number of employers reporting and members represented
  • Overall % engineering recruits which are female in East Central Region
  • Overall % engineering recruits who obtain their license in East Central Region