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Changes to funding for societies

April 17th, 2023

Following an extensive review by a task group on APEGS’ long-standing relationship with five engineering and geoscience societies*, the APEGS council approved a policy in March that changes the way APEGS funds the societies effective January 1, 2024.

Recognizing that the five societies are distinct legal entities that determine their own priorities, historically APEGS provided them with funding with relatively few restrictions on how the funds were used. In keeping with the new policy, APEGS will now only fund activities that ensure, promote, and improve the proficiency and competency of members and for activities that foster the practice of the professions by the members in the public interest, like professional development and professional networking.

In addition, any non-profit professional society or organization with a focus of providing opportunities for engineering and geoscience professionals may apply for funding, like regional, technical, and learned societies. This will facilitate more access to professional development and professional networking activities for APEGS members.

Organizations can apply to APEGS to fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of activities planned for the upcoming year. More information and a form to apply for funding for 2024 will be available at this fall.

*CIM Saskatoon Geosection, Moose Jaw Engineering Society, Regina Engineering Society, Saskatchewan Geological Society, Saskatoon Engineering Society

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