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CIPS Announces Launch of IT Professionalism Week November 2 – 6, 2009

Celebrating the Contributions of IT Professionals Across Canada

TORONTO - Nov. 2, 2009 - CIPS, Canada's Association of Information Technology (IT) Professionals, announced today the official start of IT Professionalism Week (Nov. 2 - 6, 2009). Now in its seventh year, formerly Information Systems Professional week, the goal of IT professionalism week is to increase awareness of the importance ICT professionals play in the Canadian work force.

The aim of the week is to increase awareness about the importance of IT professionalism, what professionalism means within the context of IT, why we should care about IT professionalism and how to demonstrate professionalism. Events are taking place across the country, highlighted events include:

  • ICE 2009 - The Tech Conference, Nov. 2-4, 2009

Organized by CIPS Edmonton and supported by a wide range of local, national and international sponsoring companies, ICE: The Tech Conference is in its 27th year. The success of ICE is in its ability to inspire those involved in IT to become better professionals, connect delegates with peers and industry players and educate about the latest technology, business methods, trends and tools.


  • CIPS Annual General Meeting, Nov. 3, 2009

A chance to connect with fellow CIPS members and review the past year while looking forward to 2010


CIPS is also using IT Professionalism Week as an opportunity to celebrate CIPS and its professional products such as the I.S.P. and ITCP designations. In 2008, CIPS introduced the ITCP (Information Technology Certified Professional). The ITCP designation is directed specifically to senior IT practitioners and academics who want to demonstrate to their employer, their clients, their students and their partners that in addition to their IT knowledge, they understand how to effectively utilize and apply their organizational experience to achieving goals and expectations. The ITCP standard has been accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3 - and ITCP holders are internationally recognized under the IP3 umbrella.

The I.S.P. (Information Systems Professional) designation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The I.S.P. was introduced in May 1989 in recognition of the need of a comprehensive professionalism program for the IT industry. To date, the I.S.P. is the only designation for IT professionals recognized by law in Canada.

For more information about the ITCP, go to:

For more information about the I.S.P, go to:

For more information about CIPS and a detailed list of IT Professionalism Week activities across the country, visit the CIPS National Web site: (events at

For more information:

Mary Jean Kucerak, CAE, Executive Director CIPS, (905) 602-1370 Email:

CIPS Corporate Partners

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