Engineers and Geoscientists BC

EDI and T&R Working Group

Location: Remote
Date Posted: April 17, 2024
Closing Date: Ongoing
Status Varies 1-3 years
Terms of Reference


The purpose of the EDI and T&R Working Group (EDIT&R WG) is:

  • To work collaboratively with Engineers and Geoscientists BC staff to support organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and Truth and Reconciliation (T&R) efforts with focus on the elements of engagement, education, and impact. 
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information about equity, diversity, inclusion and Truth and Reconciliation initiatives. This group will also explore challenges faced by our registrants in the practice of engineering and geoscience relating to EDI and Truth and Reconciliation, working to enhance the visibility and voice of underrepresented groups. 
  • To aid in piloting new initiatives that support the organization’s EDI and T&R strategies, advancing the organization’s commitment to social responsibility, and measuring their effectiveness.  

NOTE: The EDIT&R Working Group has a very unique structure. We recommend interested volunteers review the Terms of Reference for this group.  

Duties and Expectations: 

Volunteers have the option of participating in this group at different levels, including:  

  • Working Group Executive Committee: helps direct the strategy of the EDIT&R Working Group. Individuals in this committee can also be involved in sub-groups as general members or sub-group champions. 

  • Truth and Reconciliation Group Member: This group will focus on providing insight and direction specifically related to the development of Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Truth and Reconciliation Strategy. Volunteers in this group should preferably be individuals with Indigenous identity/lived experience and/or people who have experience working with and supporting Indigenous communities.  

  • Champions: head a specific group or sub-group. They act as the chair of group or sub-group meetings and serve on the Working Group Executive Committee. Informal sub-groups will be struck as needed throughout the first year as the group is getting established (between the launch and July 2025).  

  • General Volunteer Pool: Minimal commitment for volunteers who want to stay up to date with EDI and reconciliation activities at Engineers and Geoscientists BC but have limited capacity to volunteer. Other roles as outlined above will be filled by people from this group. 

  • Chair: The EDIT&R WG Executive Committee and the EDIT&R WG will both be chaired by staff until the group has been fully established (July 2025).  

Please view the EDIT&R WG Terms of Reference for more information on the volunteer positions within this group.  

Skills and Qualifications: 

The following will be considered for working group membership: 

  • Be a registrant in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC  

Affiliate members (non- Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrants) may be considered from industry groups, companies, and educational institutions, with an interest in advancing EDI and Truth and Reconciliation in engineering and geoscience. These affiliate members are able to participate in this group as a part of the general volunteer pool or general members of a sub-group or the working group executive committee. Affiliate members are not permitted to hold the office of chair or serve as a champion.  

Terms of Office: 

Terms of office are different depending on your volunteer role within this group.  

Volunteer Role

Volunteer Term

Level of Volunteer Commitment

General Member 

1 year, option to renew annually 


EDIT&R Executive Committee Member 

3 years, renewable twice 


Truth and Reconciliation Group Member 

1 year, option to renew annually 


Sub-Group General Member 

1 year, option to renew annually 


Sub-Group and Group Champions 

3 years, renewable twice 



Average Time Commitment: 

Time commitment for this group will vary depending on your volunteer role.  

  • The Working Group Executive Committee will meet 4-6 times per year as required. 

  • This EDIT&R WG shall meet at least 3 times per year, or more often if required at the call of the Chair. Sub-groups will meet as appropriate based on their goals to achieve specific objectives.  

  • Meetings are approximately 1.5-2 hours in length and require approximately 1 hour of preparation per meeting to review agenda items and prepare for discussion. 

  • Meetings are held virtually. 



  • Opportunity to improve the professions by advancing EDI and T&R initiatives within engineering and geoscience; 

  • Acquire new skills and expand your network; and

  • Volunteer recognition. 

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment that values and respects diversity of culture and identity, both within our organization and in our larger community.