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APEGS Introduces a New Strategic Plan

January 10th, 2023

APEGS is committed to doing our part in making the society we live in a better place. We do this by ensuring engineers and geoscientists continue to be trusted professionals who contribute to public wellbeing and economic prosperity.

In 2021, APEGS released a strategic plan for the first time. Recognizing that the environment around us is rapidly changing, we took steps to pivot slightly and refresh the strategic plan for 2023-2025. Our focus as a regulator is a commitment to continuous improvements in our registration processes, member competence and compliance with the act, prohibition efforts for unlicensed practice of the professions, and in other areas of regulation.

The strategic plan also provides a new vision, mission and values. This sets the stage for APEGS and upholds our commitment to shape our future as a progressive regulator by evolving our operations in a way that builds public confidence in all we do. It is not only about what we do, but how we deliver on our purpose—ensuring Saskatchewan remains strong during a time of significant change.

Vision

APEGS is a leader in providing progressive regulation that unites the needs of the public with the practice of its members towards the betterment of society and sustainable professions.

Mission

APEGS regulates the professions of engineering and geoscience in the public interest. APEGS is responsible for registration and compliance, member competence, regulation, and developing professional practice.

Values

Humility

We embrace the limits of our individual knowledge. We believe there is value in the insights and perspectives of peers and those outside the professions to create meaningful solutions for the public and our members.

Integrity

We conduct ourselves transparently, honestly, and ethically, and in good faith. We consistently work towards a mutual relationship of trust with the public and our members.

Inclusivity

We value the perspectives and contributions of all people, and we incorporate the needs, experiences, and perspectives of a diverse public into our decision-making processes.

Responsibility

We ensure our members practice their chosen professions in an accountable way that demonstrates a commitment to public wellbeing and member competence.

Innovation

We champion innovative approaches to regulation.

Three-Year Goals 2023-2025

Registration

  • Increase and expand membership of eligible practitioners
  • Assess membership categories to ensure appropriate representation of practice
  • Improve transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency of registration processes
Member Competence & Compliance and Enforcement

  • Assess the current continuing professional development (CPD) program to determine its effectiveness in ensuring member competence and proficiency
  • Enhance relationships with member firms to ensure they support member competence initiatives
  • Ensure confidence in the CPD program compliance systems
  • Increase prohibition and enforcement efforts for unlicensed practice
Regulating the Professions

  • Enhance member education on regulation
  • Develop key performance indicators to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of the organization
  • Improve transparency of the investigation and discipline procedures
  • Improve the usability of the online register
  • Ensure effective corporate and/or entity regulation
Developing the Practice of the Professions by the Members in the Public Interest

  • Improve the organization’s capacity to understand and address public expectations and interests
  • Monitor relevance of professional development opportunities to align with shifting public expectations and interests

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