CIPS is organized into four different bodies. Each is responsible for a different aspect of member services.
The Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals (CCITP) is the governing and policy-making body of the Society. It is responsible for the administration of services to all Members, federal and international advocacy, formal agreements with external organizations, and media awareness.
CIPS Provincial Societies - Because professional regulations are a provincial matter, the Provincial Societies within CIPS are responsible for the pursuit of the legislation and regulation of the certified designations. Once regulation has occurred through legislation, the Provincial Bodies are also responsible for the administration of the designations within that province. All members of CIPS belong to a Provincial Society. This includes both certified and non-certified members.
CIPS Sections are found in many cities across Canada. They provide local programs , newsletters, social events and benefits. Section activities are often the main point of interest and participation for Members.
CIPS Special Interest Groups - At the National level, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum for the various areas of specialization within the information technology field. SIGs are arms-length organizations who have contracted with CIPS to provide Member processing services and support.