January 2001


"A review of the past month and what's ahead!"


ACEC Government Relations Day 2001

Register today for the 4th Annual ACEC Government Relations Day being held February 22 - 23, 2001 at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa. The focus of our meeting is once again on infrastructure with reference to the social and economic costs associated with antiquated highway and municipal infrastructure systems. It is important that member firms join us in this campaign if we are to extract more federal financial support. You can demonstrate your concern for the health and safety of Canadians operating with today's infrastructure by joining us in Ottawa for the event. You can write to your Member of Parliament and invite him/her to join you at the Château Laurier and express an interest in discussing with him/her the importance of improving our inadequate infrastructure. To register or for more details, please contact Kerrie Reid at events@acec.ca

Promoting Quality of Life!


HRDC Approves Student Outreach Program

Under the Chairmanship of Mr. John Boyd, P.Eng., Golder Associates, and with important participation from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, ACTUA as well as science teachers and high-school guidance counselors among others, ACEC will lead a two year national effort to raise the awareness of high-school students to the study of engineering and to the pursuit of engineering as a career choice. Activities will include the development of a video, a CD-ROM, a Web-site, information flyers, notes for industry and student in-class presentations as well as television and radio advertisements.

Client survey

In the coming days members can expect to receive by mail a copy of the ACEC Client survey conducted by COMPAS Inc. Thanks to all firms who contributed their time to provide client names. The report offers excellent insight into the perceptions and attitudes of our clients relative to our professional services and gives us valuable information from which to develop an industry-wide image campaign. You may be surprised by some of the studies findings!



Corporate Data Sheets

ACEC Corporate data sheets were mailed out to members during the second week of January for a return to our offices by January 31st. The corporate data sheets are necessary to update our corporate files so that we may serve you better. They also serve as the data to be used in the 2001 ACEC Directory of Member Firms. You have an opportunity to increase your firm's visibility in the CD-ROM Directory by including a separate profile page(s). Last year over 1,000 copies of the Directory were distributed to client groups, universities, libraries, embassies and members. The ACEC Directory is the most comprehensive national listing of the Canadian consulting engineering industry available in today's market. Please ensure that the information on your firm, its branches and key contacts are accurate and complete. And for the first time at ACEC, you can now update your information on-line (see what's NEW on the ACEC Web-site). If you have not completed your Corporate Data Sheet and/or have not yet purchased a profile page, please do so immediately and/or contact Francine Stone at ACEC fstone@acec.ca.

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