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Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)
- Note, there two names for Canada. This is the English name.
Association canadienne d'ergonomie (ACE)
- Note, there two names for Canada. This is the French name.


Website : http://www.ace-ergocanada.ca/



President & IEA Council Member
Nancy Black
c/o Association of Canadian Ergonomists
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3S5
CANADA
Phone: + 1 -(416) 477-0914
Toll free: +1 (888) 432-2223 (North America)
acepresident1@gmail.com

Secretariat
Kristen Lépine Dos Santos, Executive Director
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3S5
CANADA
Phone: +1 (416) 477-0914
Toll free: +1 (888) 432-2223 (North America)
Fax: +1 (416) 929-5256
info@ace-ergocanada.ca

Executive Director
Lynn Burgess
P.O. Box 370
Renfrew, ON
CANADA
K7V 4A6
Phone: +1 (416) 477-0914
Toll free: +1 (888) 432-2223 (North America)
info@ace-ergocanada.ca


Recent Activities

Nancy Black, Association of Canadian Ergonomists / Association Canadienne d'Ergonomie (ACE)
Membership numbers are down for ACE, continuing a trend of recent years. Currently ACE has 479 members: 383 full members; 20 affiliates, 66 students, 9 fellows and 1 honourary fellow. We are maintaining student members and, through our Student Engagement Task force, are trying to add value to student members. ACE has a new mission statement and goals which are posted on our website.

We are continuing to do regular one-hour webinars. These are free to full and student members, affiliate members pay a fee, and non-members cannot access webinars. Thanks to Andrew Thatcher and David Rempel, who have presented webinars for ACE along with ACE members. ACE is actively contributing to Canadian Standards Association norms related to ergonomics. Our association management company is leaving us this September and we are currently evaluating new companies for this role. Changes to our governance include: 1) working on the Code of Conduct cited by our bylaws that members must follow (no such document exists yet); 2) A new past-president role is added to the Executive Committee; 3) quorum requirement was reduced to 10% of voting members. The ACE website has been problematic since going live in 2016, and a Website Task Force is focusing on determining outstanding problems; Nancy would like to discuss with Federated Societies whose website is working well how to focus ACE efforts.

The Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE), which is responsible for Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomists (operating separately from ACE but whose members must also be ACE members), now includes 171 full CCPE and 11 Affiliated Ergonomists (AE). CCCPE is working on the application to become accredited by IEA. CCPE recently revised their list of educational requirements and core competencies; this has reduced the minimum number of hours in focused ergonomics education and formal work-term periods in the course of their core training. These changes provide more flexibility, recognising the Canadian educational system. Changes were endorsed by CCPE members and the ACE. Continuation of Competency is part of the ongoing requirements for CCPEs.