January 24, 2022
by Communications Team

OSPE Announces New Communication Partnership with Notarius

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Announces New Communication Partnership with Notarius.

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is pleased to announce that it has entered a joint communication partnership with Notarius, a company that specializes in digital signatures. Virginia Wilson, Marketing Director, Notarius, and Baijul Shukla, Director, Member Services & Strategic Partners, OSPE, believe a partnership of this nature will serve the engineering community in Ontario, by providing educational tools and content to help engineers develop digital best practices to properly protect their official documents and identities.

Notarius, with 25 years of experience in digital signatures, sees this communication partnership with OSPE as a natural extension of what Notarius already does in other provinces. OSPE represents a natural fit for this partnership, since it is the advocacy body for the engineering profession in Ontario. “Digital signatures are designed to protect the public and enable professionals to sign electronic documents with the same legal value as a handwritten signature. Our objective with this partnership is to bring insight to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in our communities.”, says Wilson.

Since 2000, OSPE’s primary function is to advocate on behalf of the engineering community in Ontario, and part of that includes the safety and integrity of engineering documentation. “As technology advances, the profession itself is changing and this partnership will allow Professional Engineers a new way to sign their documents while continuing to ensure public safety is at forefront of what they do”, says Shukla.

Both Notarius and OSPE will undertake collaborate communication and outreach to inform Ontario’s engineering community on the importance of digital signatures. This outreach will be done via workshops, local and national events and social media.

About the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

As a member-driven professional association, the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) brings the engineering community together to contribute knowledge, skills and leadership to help create a better future for the profession and society as a whole. OSPE supports engineers through government advocacy, valued member services, networking and ongoing learning. OSPE envisions a diverse and inclusive profession where engineers lead within organizations and collaborate with government, industry and academia to solve Ontario’s problems with evidence-based, innovative solutions.

For more information about OSPE, please visit www.ospe.on.ca.


A leading expert in electronic signatures, digital signatures, and long-term document reliability since 1996, NOTARIUS is the only Canadian firm that issues trusted signatures recognized by Adobe and Microsoft and that are eIDAS-compliant (electronic IDentification Authentication and trust Services). NOTARIUS’ digital signature solutions are currently recognized and used by more than 50 professional associations across Canada, allowing thousands of professionals to sign and authenticate electronic documents with the same legal value as hand-signed paper documents.


Baijul Shukla
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Virginia Wilson

Sara Mehraban
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers


Source: https://ospe.on.ca/partner/the-ontario-society-of-professional-engineers-ospe-announces-new-communication-partnership-with-notarius/

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