The purpose of this engagement is to solicit feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders, including qualified professionals (QPs), those who use QPs in both government and the private sector, and the general public, as to how the current professional reliance model is performing, and to provide suggestions as to possible enhancements or changes required.
This provincial review will make recommendations on whether:
- Whether professional associations that oversee qualified professionals (QPs) employ best practices to protect the public interest;
- Whether government oversight of professional associations is adequate; and
- Conditions governing the involvement of QPs in government’s resource management decisions and the appropriate level of government oversight to assure the public their interests are protected.
There were several ways to participate in the engagement process.
- Citizens (individuals) and users of Qualified Professionals (QPs) could complete an online questionnaire.
- Stakeholders were invited to submit a formal submission.
- QPs were invited to complete a survey through their member associations.
December 1, 2017 – January 19, 2018
- over 2,200 public online questionnaires received
- 1,800 surveys from qualified professionals
- 102 stakeholder submissions received
- 300 email submissions received
Input leads to action:
Feedback collected from citizens, stakeholders, QPs and users of QPs was considered, along with findings from a review of current legislation and best practices in other jurisdictions. After the public feedback process closed the feedback was analyzed and now the final review report and a summary of recommendations are available online.
The review made recommendations regarding resource decisions made by government, conditions governing the involvement of QPs in those decisions and the appropriate level of government oversight to assure the public their interests are protected.