Since the appointment of the Superintendent and the establishment of the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance (OSPG) in July of 2019, the Superintendent and OSPG staff have engaged with the regulatory bodies and their registrants, stakeholders, and community on numerous aspects of the Professional Governance Act (PGA) and professional governance. This engagement has occurred through invitation and participation in meetings, committees, conferences, seminars and networking. The Superintendent and staff of the OSPG are happy to engage with you or your organization to provide information on the PGA or professional governance. If you would like to discuss opportunities for future engagement, please write OSPGEnquiries@gov.bc.ca with your contact information and a description of your interest in professional governance. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest.
From November 2020 through to April 2021, OSPG has engaged with industry associations, large employers of professionals, NGOs, local governments, Indigenous government, and staff from multiple ministries on the changes brought about by the coming into force of the Professional Governance Act (PGA) (see complete listing of engagement sessions below).
These engagement sessions focused primarily around the role of OSPG and the role of regulatory bodies, reserved practices of the professions, the statutory duty to report, and firm regulation. You can watch the recorded presentation here or view the associated slide deck.
From November 2020 to April 2021 the OSPG has engaged with:
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
Mining Association of BC
Chartwell Consultants Ltd.
BC Onsite Sewage Association
Forsite Consultants Ltd.
Forest Practices Board
District Managers, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNR)
Mining Association of BC Town Hall
Business Council of BC
Private Forest Landowners Association
Industrial Forestry Service
Association of Mineral Exploration BC
BA Blackwell and Associates Ltd.
Technical Safety BC
Directors of Resource Management, FLNR
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Council of Forest Industries
Certified Organic Associations of BC
Office of the Chief Forester Leadership Team, FLNR
BC Community Forest Association
Association of Mineral Exploration BC Town Hall
DWB Consulting Services Ltd.
Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Eco Justice and West Coast Environmental Law
Canadian Homebuilders Association
Policy and Legislation Division, Justice Service Branch, Ministry of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing (MAG)
Office of Housing and Construction Standards, MAG
Business Council of BC – Environment Committee
Local Government Webinar
Government Employees Webinar (two offerings)
Government Employees Professional Development session, Natural Resource Ministries
General Webinar (Associations, Environmental Orgs, Engineering firms, etc.)
Environmental Managers Association of BC
Government Employees Webinar
Indigenous Governments Webinar
Environmental Assessment Office, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy