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FOREWORD

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ngineers transform Ontario into a better and safer place to live, providing a higher quality standard of living and stimulating economic activity crucial for our province’s growth. Engineers take their responsibility to public safety and welfare very seriously and a healthy business environment is critical to ensure public safety. That is why Consulting Engineers of Ontario’s mission is “to promote a sustainable business environment.” It’s not only in the interest of CEO member firms but in the best interest of the people of Ontario whom our members serve.

Since the birth of the association, CEO has been initiating dialogue with government and industry stakeholders to promote fair procurement and business practices. CEO has been raising your voice to bring positive change to the business environment that cultivates innovative engineering solutions, good design and fair business practice. Most importantly, we have been working to help clients and the public see our profession’s work not merely as an act of engineering, rather as an important economic activity. What I learned from my time at CEO is that our success is directly impacted by our own members’ commitments to their association. Member support adds strength to the voice of CEO and brings clients to the table for discussion. However, not all members have a good knowledge of what CEO does. That’s why we created Plus Delta magazine. While it is a new medium of communication, it is also an effort to bring you up to speed on the association’s current priorities; the priorities articulated by members. This issue includes a story on CEO’s advocacy journey, an interview with Geoff Pound and Reg Russwurm who contributed greatly to the revision of the MEA-CEO Standard Agreement, and a look at CEO’s new Strategic Plan. The success of any association is a function of committed and engaged members. Members are CEO’s greatest asset and the very reason we work diligently to create a sustainable business environment. Take this publication as an invitation and get to know CEO better to give us your continued support.

Barry Steinberg, M.A. Sc., C.E.T., P.Eng. Chief Executive Officer Consulting Engineers of Ontario

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