I graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Electrical engineering.

I was privileged to work for organizations such as Nortel Networks, SiemensVDO, Centennial College and Telus Communications. I also was lucky to be able to experience running my own small business.

Throughout my adult life, I always believed in contributing to the community and giving back to the community. While in school, I represented students, including engineering students, in various boards. After graduation, I volunteered for many organizations at different capacity and the highlights of those contributions are as follow:

York Region Parents Association

VP of Advocacy

Markham Arts Council

Executive Board Member

Mohandes Engineers Association

Vice Chair, Volunteer

Professional Engineers of Ontario-York Chapter

Government Liaison, Communication Director

Engineers For Engineers

Executive Board Member

Habitat for Humanity


FIRST Robotics

Robot Inspector

11079028374_20b126d71f_zI also am very active in political scene. Being involved in GLP as a volunteer inspired me to run municipally in 2010 for Public School Board Trustee in town of Richmond Hill. I continued to be active up to day.

I am proud of my profession. Through the years I have seen my profession slowly slip into 11079076256_8f48d4cb89_zirrelevancy.  I see PEO is unable to perform its duties to the fullest. I see that red tape slowly crippling our chapter and limiting their function. I look at other regulated professions and see the way they thrive. Then I look at my own profession and see the challenges it’s facing.

So if you ask me why I am running, I would say, it is time for a positive change. We all have to get involved, it is the right thing to do. I offer a different perspective and path to resolve img_0646our current and modern issues. My extensive experience in political world combined with my engineering and business experience allows me to bring much needed alternate approach to overcoming progressive challenges facing our association.

I need your support and I need your vote.



Vote Peter Cushman for East Central Council


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