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New Canadian Council of IT Professionals




Greg LaneI would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the Chair and Spokesperson of the new Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals (CCITP).  I am proud to announce that the CCITP is now officially the governing body of CIPS. 

The changes to the CIPS by-laws for the implementation of a new CIPS governance model were approved by the CIPS membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 7, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario.  The former CIPS National Board of Directors has now been replaced by the new CCITP.  

My 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), I will give the CCITP direction and advice based on my CIPS experience over the years.  Like any major structural change, the implementation of the new CIPS governance model will take some time as CIPS works diligently to bring this into fruition.  However, my role as Chair will also be to oversee the transition process to ensure that it is a smooth one for the organization and for all CIPS members. 

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 who are your CIPS representatives: 

  • 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, FiQ (CIPS's partner in Quebec) is also currently seeking a CIPS representative for the province.

Feel free to contact any of the CIPS representatives listed above if you have questions or comments.  You can also visit the CIPS national website at: for more information or contact CIPS Executive Director Mary Jean Kuc