The Eastern Canada Branch (ECB) was established in 1971 to serve members of the Institution living in the Province of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland). Its territory has since been expanded to include the small French islands of St-Pierre et Miquelon in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. There are currently no Institution members living on them, nor are any living in Prince Edward Island. However, some living in eastern Ontario choose to be members of the Branch. Ontario is part of the Central Canada Branch (CCB) territory, but they find it more convenient to be part of the ECB because they live closer to it than to the centre of activities of the CCB. On occasion, Institution members living in adjacent States of the USA also request to be associated with the Branch.
The ECB has the second largest territory of all IMechE Branches (second only to the Australian Branch), with an area slightly over 6½ times greater than the total combined area of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The majority of its members live in the Greater Montreal area, but the Branch Committee includes one representative from each of the Atlantic Provinces having Institution members. Local events are arranged in those areas when possible, but Branch activities are centred primarily in Montreal. The Branch programme usually includes an event each month from September to May, with one sometimes being arranged during the summer. Regardless of the location, notices of events are sent to all Branch members; members of sister organizations are also welcomed at meetings and visits, as well as guests when space permits.
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