History & Structure
The Association of Canadian Ergonomists/Association Canadienne d’Ergonomie (ACE), established in 1968, is a bilingual, professional association with over 500 members comprised of individuals and organizations from coast to coast.
ACE has five regional chapters: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie & Northern, British Columbia / Yukon. The presidents of these chapters are also members of National Council.
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
ACE is a member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). Connecting with other IEA member organizations such as Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)(US) and Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF)(UK) allows ACE to be be a part of advancing the science and practice of ergonomics at an international level and enhancing the contribution of the ergonomics discipline to global society. Additionally, ACE get member rates at the International Ergonomics Association Conferences.
Being an ACE member does not mean that someone is a certified ergonomist. In Canada, the College for the Certification of Canadian Ergonomists (CCCPE) has a rigorous process that ensures professional competence consistent with the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). This national certification, CCPE, was developed with the support of ACE to protect the public. Certification of Ergonomists helps users of ergonomics services identify those who have the necessary training and experience and ensures the quality of practice among CCPE ergonomists. ACE does not support other certifications unless they are consistent with the above and/or are supported by the IEA.
The Association of Canadian Ergonomists is the voice of ergonomics in Canada.
We provide services, professional development and networking opportunities to our members to promote excellence in the field of ergonomics.
We raise awareness of ergonomics/human factors to the public
We promote knowledge transfer and the sharing of up-to-date research & best practices in the field of ergonomics. Members get a discounted conference rate
Members can stay up to date on important topics and earn points to contribute to the Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist designation. Most webinars are free and available only to regular & student members; there is a fee for affiliates to access webinars.
Student and full members can access past webinar recordings.
ACE provides industry trends and news via our news page. Found something noteworthy or want to write a piece? Contact @email!
ACE produces a yearly bilingual Ergonomics - Ergonomie magazine.
ACE promotes and supports certification for professional ergonomists