Stakeholder Engagement Framework

Stakeholder input is essential to the IESO’s decision-making process. Under the framework, regular designated monthly engagement meeting dates will be scheduled in advance, on an annual basis. The meeting dates may span from one to three days, as required. This engagement format allows stakeholders to more effectively plan their participation in IESO engagement activities. Four engagement categories have been introduced to highlight the interconnectivity of the engagement initiatives and the corporate strategy.

Goals of the Framework

The engagement framework is aimed at enhancing the IESO’s engagement process by: 

  • Providing greater certainty on the timing of engagement meetings allowing for enhanced preparedness and participation from stakeholders
  • Supporting an understanding of linkages between initiatives
  • Addressing concerns about stakeholder fatigue with fewer overall engagement meetings
  • Supporting a foundation for more comprehensive and integrated updates for Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and the IESO Board of Directors 

Engagement Framework

Stakeholder Engagement Days

The framework is built upon a meeting schedule of monthly, or bi-monthly, designated engagement days. One-to-three days (as required) will be dedicated each month, or bimonthly, for meetings across all of the IESO’s engagements. Topics will be grouped together where possible to clarify linkages between initiatives and support information sharing.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Technical Panel meetings will continue on their current schedule for the remainder of 2020.

New Engagement Categories

Four engagement categories have also been developed for the IESO’s engagements based on how stakeholders interact with the IESO. Each of these categories have a specific area of focus, but are also linked together as a cycle to recognize how they all work together.


Learn more about the IESO's active engagements.

Four engagement categories have been developed including forecasting and planning, resource acquisition, sector evolution and operations, and are linked together as a cycel to recognize how they all work together.

Forecasting and Planning: To support provincial and regional electricity planning over the next 20 years.

Resource Acquisition: To ensure we have the tools and processes to acquire the resources we need to maintain a reliable and efficient system.

Operations: To ensure that Ontario's electricity resources are operating reliably within the IESO-administered market, while also undertaking continuous market improvements.

Sector Evolution: A look to the future to see how innovation, new technologies and new collaborations can improve how we conduct our business.

Upcoming Engagement Meetings

Multiple engagements will be discussed over the course of these meeting dates, grouping engagements by topic to maximize stakeholder participation and create linkages and information sharing across initiatives. Participants can participate in all discussions or elect to participate in only some. To view available meeting materials, click on the dates below.

2021 Meeting Dates
January 26-28, 2021             February 22-24, 2021 March 22-24, 2021
April 20-22, 2021 May 26-28, 2021 June 22-24, 2021
July 20-22, 2021 August 24-26, 2021 September 21-23, 2021
October 19-21, 2021 November 22-24, 2021 December 15-17, 2021