APEGA Foundation and APEGA

The APEGA Foundation is an independent organization incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act and is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

The mission of the APEGA Foundation is to instill pride in APEGA Members by investing in engineering and geoscience related initiatives in Alberta for the benefit of the professions and society.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta. APEGA established the APEGA Foundation in 1996. APEGA Foundation operates at arm’s length from APEGA, however members and donors can expect that the APEGA Foundation will continue to align itself with APEGA objectives.


Key connections between APEGA Foundation and APEGA include:

  • APEGA Foundation shares the APEGA brand, with APEGA’s permission, and undertakes to protect the integrity of the shared brand
  • APEGA Foundation reserves at least one seat on the Board for an APEGA staff member
  • APEGA Foundation donors are predominantly APEGA Members and Permit Holders
  • APEGA is a key channel through which APEGA Foundation connects with its stakeholders
  • APEGA provides support to APEGA Foundation, both in-kind and reimbursable

APEGA does NOT have: 

  • Fiduciary responsibility or control over APEGA Foundation
  • Accountability for APEGA Foundation activities
  • Formal oversight authority over APEGA Foundation