PEO West Toronto Chapter

in partnership with


UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Research

and participation from other PEO Chapters in the GTA

present a PEO Regulatory Seminar on:


“PEO Enforcement  & the Use of the Engineering Seal!”


Guest Speakers: Ashley Gismondi  is the Enforcement and Outreach Officer at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
José Vera, P.Eng.,  is Manager Standards & Practice at Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Date:  Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time:  5:30pm to 9:00pm  (Agenda listed below)

Location:  Toronto Rehabilitation Institute,  Lecture Hall,  550 University Avenue (at Elm Street, conveniently located between the St. Patrick’s and Queen’s Park Subway Stations, near-by parking garages on Murray Street available) (Map location

Early Pre-Registration deadline:  Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 6:00am.


5:30pm to 7:30pm Sign-In & Networking  (for ticket holders only)
6:00pm to 7:00pm free TRI  iDAPT  Research Facility tour  (pre-registration before the early bird deadline is required;  see below;  be punctual)
6:50pm to 7:30pm Light refreshments made available!  Continue networking!
7:20pm Walk-Ins admitted on a first come, first served basis, pending availability of seating (due to the uncertainty of available spaces, we encourage you to pre-register early, and secure your space at this seminar)
7:30pm to 7:35pm Introduction of Ashley Gismondi
7:35pm to 8:00pm Ashley will be presenting the following topics:

·          Brief intro to PEO and the Professional Engineer’s Act

·          A refresher about Enforcement and how it is distinct from Complaints

·          The Certificate of Authorization

·          Enforcement Statistics

·          Recent Enforcement Prosecutions (Siddiqui and Jowhari)

·          Enforcement Reporting Guide, with plenty of sample cases

8:00pm to 8:05pm Introduction of  José Vera, P.Eng.
8:05pm to 8:45pm José will be presenting the following topics:

·          Use of the Professional Engineer’s Seal and

·          Professional Engineering Practice (which covers professional obligations and ethics)

8:45pm to 8:55pm Q&A
8:55pm to 9:00pm Closing remarks by Georg A. M. Kralik, P.Eng., FEC, and distribution of Technical Seminar Attendance Certificates (TSAC’s) to those who requested them before the early bird  deadline (see above);  Late-Registrations, after October  31, 6:00am, and walk-ins, will not be issued TSAC’s on site, or retroactively after the seminar.

Speaker Bios:

Ashley Gismondi previously worked at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, where she gained an understanding of administrative law, investigations and the policies and procedures that govern a self-regulating profession. Ashley holds an Honours B.A. in Sociology and Law & Society from York University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University.  Ashley has recently completed a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

José Vera is a professional engineer with over 20 years experience and has worked in engineering consulting, as well as manufacturing. Prior to working at PEO, José taught Finite Element Analysis at George Brown College. José holds a Bachelor in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto, and a Masters in Engineering & Public Policy from McMaster University.  While at PEO, José was recently an observer at the Building Technical Safety Advisory Panel of the Ontario Government.

Tickets (seating is limited):

  • Eng’s, EIT’s, and General Public: $10 per ticket, plus EventBrite Charges;
  • Engineering Students: $5 per ticket, plus EventBrite Charges (engineering students will be required to show their student ID’s at the sign-in table);
  • Walk-Ins: $15 per ticket, will not be eligible for the iDAPT tour, or an attendance certificate

All proceeds from ticket sales, excluding the EventBrite charges, will support a variety of PEO-WT Chapter Education Outreach projects.

For pre-registration, please  follow the LINK to the EventBrite pre-registration page.

Inquiries & Comments:  Contact Georg A. M. Kralik, P.Eng., FEC at

NOTE:  Be aware, by attending this event you agree to be photographed and/or video graphed.  Selected images will be made available on the PEO-WT chapter website, under the Past Events page ( necessary, copy and paste the link to your browser bar!).



About West Toronto Chapter – Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

picProfessional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is the provincial association of professional engineers that self- regulates its members in the province of Ontario, Canada. Ontario is subdivided into five regions for Council representation and membership communications. Regional membership is further divided into Chapters to deliver educational outreach, technical, and social/sporting events to their membership. Chapters are the link between the association, and its members and the public. A Chapter’s primary function is to distribute and discuss information about policies and decisions made with respect to regulation of the engineering profession. It offers a forum for its members to discuss issues of concern for engineers and society.

Design Engineer IN 3D worksThe purpose of the West Toronto Chapter is to promote public awareness of the engineering profession in the local community. Events include technical and non-technical presentations including plant tours. We also promote events during Engineering week and arrange licence presentations for newly licensed engineers