Who We Are
Canada’s geoscience professionals are governed by the provinces and territories in which they work. Today, 10 regulatory bodies register and regulate the professional practice of more than 10,500 Professional Geoscientists and another 2,400 Geoscientists-in-Training. Recognizing the need for a national alliance for the profession, in 1996, these regulatory bodies formed Geoscientists Canada to coordinate activities and to represent the profession at a national and international level. Geoscientists Canada is funded by the 9 regulatory bodies and run by a Board of Directors that includes three elected officers. One Director is appointed by each regulatory body to represent that province or territory. The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policy and setting the strategic direction of Geoscientists Canada; an Executive Committee ensures the Board’s directives are fulfilled. Day-to-day operations and all implementation activities are led by Geoscientists Canada’s CEO. Learn more about the team here and about Geoscientists Canada’s objectives here.