- Climate Change
- Employment and Training
- Internal Trade
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Science and Technology
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- HRSDC (and other Federal funding) to facilitate national initiatives for the geoscience profession such as entry to practice competencies, interprovincial recognition and mobility, and nationally developed practice guidelines.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- C-250 - An Act to ensure safe drinking water throughout Canada - monotoring its impact (positive or negative) on the regulation of the profession of geoscience and on the important role geoscientists play in ensuring Canada's supply of safe drinking water
- C288 - An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol - monitoring its impact on the regulation of the profession of geoscience and on services in paleoclimatology, climate change studies and change impact mitigation (such as geohazards) that registered geoscience professionals provide in the area of understanding, preventing and mitigating global climate change
- C315 - An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada - monitoring its impact on the regulation of the profession of geoscience and on services in environmental geoscience that registered geoscience professionals provide across Canada.
- C565 - An Act respecting Corporate Social Responsibility for the Activities of Canadian Mining Corporations in Developing Countries - monitoring its impact on the regulation of the profession of geoscience and the expert services, in the international mining and mineral exploration sectors, that registered Canadain geoscience professionals provide in those of Developing Countries in which Canadian businesses operate.
- S226 - An Act to regulate securities and to provide for a single securities commission for Canada- monitoring its impact on the regulation of the profession of geoscience and on expert (Qualified Persons) services related to securities reporting and public disclosures that registered geoscience professionals provide.
Policies or Program
- GAT and GATS - monitoring devleopments and contributing to discussions as a stakeholder as GAT and GATS may impact inbound and outbound international services by geoscience professionals
- HRSDC programs related Canada's Agreement on Internal Trade (such as Foreign Credentials Recognition, Competency-based Assessments and Chapter 7 - Labour Mobility) - CCPG monitors such programs and contributing as a stakeholder as warrented
- NI 43-101 - for Mineral Projects - CCPG has an interest in Federal government's role in facilitating and improving this National Instrument and in ensuring the specialized scientific skills and professional accountability that geoscience professionals can provide to society in this and such other areas (such as ground water resources and husbandry, environmental impact assessment)
- NI 51-101 - Oil and Gas Activity Reporting - CCPG has an interest in Federal government's role in facilitating and improving this National Instrument and in ensuring the specialized scientific skills and professional accountability that geoscience professionals can provide to society in this and other areas (such as ground water resources and husbandry, environmental impact assessment) are utilized.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)
Geological Survey of Canada
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
National Research Council (NRC)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Public Safety Canada (PS)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG) is the national organization of the self-regulating provincial/territorial professional associations that govern the profession of geoscience in each of the jurisdictions in Canada in whoch geoscience is a regulated profession. There are currently 9900 registered professional geoscientists in Canada. Working on behalf of its member associations, the "mission" CCPG is to develop consistent high standards for licensure and practice of geoscience, facilitate national and international mobility, and promote the recognition of Canadian professional geoscientists. The "vision" of CCPG is to be the organization that provides national leadership in Canadian professional geoscience, and to be recognized as representing Canadian professional geoscience nationally and internationally.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Chief Executive Officer
Organization's membership or classes of membership
The members of CCPG are the 10 self-regulating provincial/territorial professional associations that govern the profession of geoscience in each of the jurisdictions in Canada, in which geoscience is a regulated profession. There is only one class of membership.
End date of the last completed financial year:
List of Government Funding
Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Funding Expected in Current Financial Year
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)
In-house Organization Contact Information
200-4010 Regent Street
Burnaby, BC V5C 6N2
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Oliver Bonham,
Chief Executive Officer |
No public offices held