NOTICE TO ALL VOLUNTEERS (AND MEMBERS): The new bylaws of IEEE Canada / Region 7 take effect on January 1, 2024. The updates altered some of our organizational structure. As a result, parts of this website will no longer be up to date on January 1, 2024. Remember that our bylaws define the core of our operations and overrule the operations manual, website, or any other documents the Region has produced. This message will be removed when the review of the entire website has been completed and all of the necessary updates made.

Current Volunteers: For information on resources available to you, see the Volunteer Resources page.

As volunteers, we give our time to an organization we believe makes a difference. IEEE Canada is the Canadian national society connecting our members and non-members: engineers, technologists, scientists, professionals and others interested in the IEEE designated Fields of Interest; The designated fields are: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy. We are part of two larger organizations, one international – IEEE, the other Canadian – EIC. Please use this link to learn more about IEEE Canada and our products and services.

Benefits of Volunteering:

What do we as volunteers receive in return? Here are some of the benefits of volunteering:

  • Satisfaction from contributing to our profession and society, and potentially driving change.
  • Working and socializing with interesting and caring professionals.
  • Developing or honing networking and/or management skills.
  • Making personal contacts with leaders and those on the rise in our industry.
  • Being recognized as a volunteer by your peers.

For a list of IEEE Canada Committees, please see the IEEE Canada Bylaws and the IEEE Canada Operations Manual.

IEEE Canada invites you to nominate IEEE Canada members for IEEE Canada Volunteer Positions.

The information contained in any nominations is submitted in strict confidence to the IEEE Canada Nominations and Appointments Committee (NAC). Following a review, NAC will recommend the best volunteers for the various positions to the IEEE Canada Steering Committee for their approval; this is followed by the IEEE Canada Board’s review of the recommendations by the IEEE Canada Steering Committee and approval of the final list of volunteers.  The IEEE Canada President will issue appointment letters to the successful nominees.  All other nominees will be informed of the outcome of their nomination(s).

If you would like to nominate someone for multiple committees or positions, or wish to nominate several people, you need to complete multiple nominations on-line.

If you currently hold an IEEE Canada position and wish to continue in that role, you are also encouraged to self-nominate for the position in order to be considered for your current role during the next calendar year.  (Note that there is a term limit of three consecutive years, and five total years, for most IEEE Canada roles.)

Nomination Deadlines for IEEE Canada Volunteer Positions

In order to give the IEEE Canada / Region 7 N&A Committee an opportunity to prepare and distribute the slate of candidates, there are nomination deadlines which will be updated annually and the dates will be approximately:

  • 31 March: Candidates for IEEE Canada / Region 7 Secretary, Treasurer, Region Student Representative (RSR)
  • 31 March: Candidates for IEEE Canada / Region 7 Committee Chairs/Coordinators,
  • 30 June: Candidates for IEEE Canada / Region 7 Committee Vice-Chairs, Committee Members, and other positions

Current Call for Nominations:

There are currently no open calls for nominations for Region 7 / IEEE Canada positions.

You will be directed to an online portal. Follow the instructions provided within the portal to submit your nomination.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to be a Chair or a voting member of any IEEE Canada / Region 7 Committee the individual must be an IEEE member in good standing and, except for the Student Activities Committee, shall be at IEEE Graduate Student Member, Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade.

To be eligible to be a Group Chair or an Area Chair, the individual must be an IEEE member in good standing and be at IEEE Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade.

The IEEE Canada President / Region 7 Director shall be at IEEE Senior Member or Fellow grade.

To ensure representation from all sections within IEEE Canada, candidates for the position of IEEE Canada President-Elect rotate between the three IEEE Canada Areas.  In each odd numbered year, candidates for the position of President-Elect will be drawn from a single Area in the following order -– Eastern Canada (2023), Western Canada (2025), and Central Canada (2027).

The IEEE Canada/Region 7 Treasurer and Secretary must be of Senior Member grade or higher.

For a complete list of Volunteer Opportunities in IEEE and IEEE Canada, please refer to the listing of volunteer positions in IEEE Canada/Region 7.

IEEE Canada / Region 7 Mission

Through the leadership of its volunteers, IEEE Canada shall be a nationally recognized organization in which members and the public hold IEEE membership in the highest esteem. The mission of IEEE Canada shall be consistent with the Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA) mission as stated in the MGA Operations Manual.

MGA Vision and Mission

MGA Vision – Ensure Quality Member Opportunities through Continuous Engagement

Guiding Principles

  • Membership is a core value of IEEE.
  • Members shape IEEE’s future.

MGA Mission – Inspire, Enable, Empower, and Engage Members of IEEE


  • Fulfilling the mission of IEEE
  • Enhancing the members’ growth and development through their life cycle
  • Providing a professional home

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