O p e r a t i o n a l H i g h l i g h t s
Professional Member Induction Ceremonies Every year, APEGA celebrates one of the most important milestones in our members’ lives: the achievement of professional status. We do this by inviting new members to ceremonies and receptions across Alberta. Many of these they can enjoy with their families and colleagues. For many years, it’s been difficult to accommodate all the members who wished to attend. But through a series of format modifications, we’ve eliminated our backlog of invitees. More members are able to attend ceremonies—sooner rather than later. Diversity & Inclusion Earlier this year, APEGA created and publicized a formal diversity statement to inspire our permit holders and members to champion diversity and inclusion in their workplace:
Centennial 2020 Y o u ’ l l b e s e e i n g a l o t o f u s i n 2 0 2 0 . T h a t ’ s b e c a u s e A P E G A w i l l b e c e l e b r a t i n g i t s 1 0 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y. Planning hit high gear in 2018. Our centennial is an opportunity to delve into the association's long and storied past in a number of engaging and interesting ways. We’ll highlight the intertwining of APEGA with engineering and the geosciences, tell stories of members who’ve made valuable contributions to Alberta and the world, and use a variety of media platforms to engage our many stakeholders.
E n c o u r a g e a b u s i n e s s c u l t u r e o f b e l o n g i n g , i n c l u s i o n , a n d d i v e r s i t y f o r e q u i t y w i t h i n t h e e n g i n e e r i n g a n d g e o s c i e n c e p r o f e s s i o n s .
Great words. Are we living up to them?
In 2018, we were awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant from the federal government’s Status of Women Canada (since renamed the Department for Women and Gender Equality, or WAGE). The grant was awarded for building partnerships to address systematic barriers, with a specific focus on promoting economic security for women. With this grant, APEGA will collaborate with permit holders and community organizations to develop, test, and release a workplace culture guideline. It will address retention and advancement barriers that affect women’s economic prosperity. Among its topics will be inclusion, hiring practices, wellness strategies, pay equity, training and advancement opportunities, and the creation of employee resource groups.
2018 APEGA Annual Report
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