PGO 2022 COUNCIL ELECTION – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS


Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for June 23, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Please mark your calendar!

This notice serves as the official call for nominations for PGO Council positions which will become vacant on June 23, 2022, the date of our AGM. There are 7 positions open for nominations for this year’s Council Election.

The nomination period will be from March 30 to May 1, 2022. The on-line voting will be open from May 11 to June 8.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@pgo.ca.

The PGO Council comprises 20 members as defined by the Professional Geoscientists Act, 2000. The Council governs the activities of the PGO, by planning and setting policies, directions and expectations for the regulatory body, monitoring progress, lending their advisory expertise to the issues of the day, and supporting the role of the PGO as the professional regulator for geoscientists in Ontario.

Council Positions by Election

Vice President – This is a progressive three-year term whereby the elected representative will serve as the VP for 2022-2023, President for 2023-2024, and Past-President for 2024-2025. Candidates must have at least one year of experience on Council.

Three (3) Councillors-at-Large – Three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in Ontario.

One (1) North West Councillor - Three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in North West Region.

One (1) North East Councillor - Three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in North East Region.

One (1) Central Councillor - Three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in Central Region.

To be nominated for Council positions by election, each candidate must submit:

1.  Their signed letter of consent to be added to the slate of nominees and to serve on Council if elected and consent to PGO’s criminal background check process.
2.  A completed Council expression of interest form; and
3. Their completed and signed Nomination Form showing the support of at least of 5 PGO registrants in good standing (a listing of registrants-in-good-standing is available in PGO’s public register at www.pgo.ca. The nomination form is appended to this notice.

Only full practising, temporary, or limited PGO registrants-in-good-standing may be nominated.

Nomination forms must be received by the CEO c/o PGO at the address below by mail, fax (416) 203-6181, or email nominations@pgo.ca by May 1 2022. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

Mailing address:  Professional Geoscientists Ontario, 25 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1

Council Positions by Appointment

One (1) Non-registrant Public Appointee to Council – Three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in Ontario. 

One (1) Lieutenant Governor In Council Appointee (Registrant) – Appointed by the Government of Ontario for a three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in Ontario.

One (1) Lieutenant Governor in Council Appointee (Non-registrant) – Appointed by the Government of Ontario for a three-year term, 2022-2025. Candidates must reside in Ontario.

To be nominated for Council positions by appointment, each candidate must submit:

a) For Non-Registrant Public Appointee

1.  Their signed letter of consent to be added to the slate of nominees and to serve on Council if elected and consent to PGO’s criminal background check process, and
2.  A completed Council Expression of Interest form.

b) For Lieutenant Governor in Council Appointees (Registrant and Non-registrant)

Please apply through Ontario’s Public Appointments Secretariat - Public appointments | ontario.ca


About PGO Council Involvement

-  Attendance at 4-5 Council meetings per year, held in Toronto – usually on Thursdays starting at 9 am and usually lasting for about 5 hours.  Due to the pandemic, meetings have been held virtually but this may change to in-person meetings in the near future.
- Review of all relevant documents in preparation for Council Meetings (approximately 2 hours)
-  Attendance at orientation meetings for new Council Members and continuing professional development on governance and regulatory practices of self-regulatory bodies, throughout term
-  Council members can participate in meetings online if necessary
-  Travel expenses for meetings are reimbursed by PGO
-  Term is 3 years starting in June 2022
-  Orientation and governance training are provided
-  Time spent at Council meetings can be counted as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours


Over the history of the PGO, many of our registrants have volunteered to serve on Council. Their contributions have been invaluable in ensuring that PGO remains focused on carrying out its mandate of protecting the public. We ask that you volunteer some of your time and talent and join your colleagues in serving the public interest through PGO.

PGO is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion (D&I). For further information, please visit PGO's Diversity and Inclusion page.

Please contact PGO’s CEO, Tony Andrews at ceo@pgo.ca if you have questions.