Mission and Vision

The Association of Canadian Ergonomists is the voice of ergonomics in Canada. 


ACE unites and advances the knowledge and skills of Ergonomics and Human Factors practitioners to optimise human and organisational well-being.


The world needs great products, work, and systems achieved through the application of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Core values:

  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Competence
  • Diversity
  • Integrity

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.

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 of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) (UK) allows ACE to 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 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.