Members agree on a new CIPS Governance Structure
Toronto, Ont. (June 23, 2008)--The Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals (CCITP) is now the new governing body of Canada's association of Information Technology Professionals: CIPS. The changes to the CIPS by-laws for the implementation of a new CIPS governance structure were approved by the CIPS membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ottawa, Ontario on May 7, 2008. The former CIPS National Board of Directors has now been replaced by the new CCITP.
The new CIPS governance structure brings all parts of the association - national, provincial, and sections - into better alignment to ensure a more unified CIPS that is better able to meet the day-to-day needs of its members. The new CIPS governance model also gives CIPS the opportunity to convey a consistent brand and messaging.
The Chair and Spokesperson of the new CCITP is Greg Lane I.S.P. Lane's role as Chair of the new CCITP provides CIPS with continuity as it works to implement the new governance structure. As a former CIPS President (2003-2004) and CIPS Vice President (2007-2008), Lane will give the CCITP direction and advice based on his CIPS experience over the years.
The new CCITP is composed of CIPS Provincial members who represent the entire membership, which includes both certified and non-certified members. The following are the members of the new CCITP:
- Jon Nightingale I.S.P. (British Columbia and Yukon Territories);
- Trekker Armstrong I.S.P. (Alberta and Northwest Territories);
- Daryle Niedermayer I.S.P. (Saskatchewan);
- Kerry Augustine I.S.P. (Manitoba);
- Len Inkster I.S.P. (Ontario);
- Will Gough I.S.P. (Newfoundland and Nunavut Territories);
- Lem Murphy I.S.P. (Nova Scotia);
- Gerald Caissy I.S.P. (Prince Edward Island);
- Mary Jean Kucerak, Ex-Officio; and
- Greg Lane I.S.P., Chair.
The province of New Brunswick is planning to appoint a CIPS representative soon. In addition, Federation de l'informatique du Quebec (FiQ), CIPS's partner in Quebec, is also currently seeking a CIPS representative for the province.
For more information about the new CIPS governance initiative, visit the CIPS website at: www.cips.ca/governance or contact CIPS Executive Director Mary Jean Kucerak (1-877-ASK-CIPS or GovernanceQuestion@cips.ca).
CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society) is the professional association for IT practitioners in Canada. Founded in 1958, CIPS is a non-profit organization that represents IT professionals on important issues affecting the IT industry and profession. CIPS is a dynamic organization focused on IT excellence through its work on public policy, setting standards within the profession and providing ICT support to its community. For more information, visit: http://www.cips.ca/.
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