Announcements

11 October 2018
The news last week that the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has won major improvements to its members’ dental plan has prompted many PIPSC members to ask if they can soon expect similar improvements.
5 October 2018
On September 19th the federal government officially began the process to replace Phoenix. Scott Brison, Treasury Board president, announced a procurement process to plan, design and purchase a new system suggesting a Spring 2019 implementation.
2 October 2018
Candidate Profiles for the PIPSC 2018 National Election are now available!
1 October 2018
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.
28 September 2018
This week, Canadians marked our first Gender Equality Week. On June 21st, 2018 Bill C-309 was passed legislating the fourth week in September as Canada’s annual Gender Equality Week.
28 September 2018
As the federal Finance Committee prepares for cross-country public hearings on next year’s Budget, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a fact sheet showing 72% of Canadians agree “in the next federal budget, funding for federal government science programs should be restored to what it was in 2011.” The finding, by Environics Research, is significant since overall funding for federal government science is in fact lower today than it was under the Harper government, in particular for research and development (R&D).
20 September 2018
PIPSC and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) celebrated the renewal of their collective agreement on July 23rd, 2018. The renegotiation of this agreement took place entirely on First Nations land and included Elders supporting the work with prayer, wisdom and input.
17 September 2018
Because the Institute believes firmly that informed data should be used to effect change, we support full participation by our members in the 2018 PSES.
14 September 2018
The Institute’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2019-20 Pre-Budget Consultation is now available online. 
13 September 2018
If you are interested in participating as Chair, Member or Friend on a standing committee of the Board for 2019, you are invited to submit your expression of interest by completing the prescribed form and sending it to committeevolunteers@pipsc.ca by the deadline of Friday, October 5, 2018.
3 September 2018
Today we join with workers and unions across the world in celebration of the accomplishments and resistance of workers! In that light, and as the ongoing struggle with Phoenix persists, PIPSC is demanding action from the Federal Government.
2 August 2018
In accordance with By-Laws 20.3, 20.4, 21.4, and 21.5, there have been several changes in the composition of the Board of Directors due to a leave of absence and resignations. Sean O’Reilly, Acting Vice-President (Full-Time) while Shannon Bittman is on a leave of absence.
2 August 2018
With some regret, the Institute has accepted Del Dickson’s resignation as NCR Director on the PIPSC Board of Directors. PIPSC would like to thank Mr. Dickson for his 5.5 years as NCR Director as well as his years as a dedicated Steward and Legacy Foundation Director and Champion.
30 July 2018
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is delighted with the announcement that the federal government accepts the model Scientific Integrity policy originally proposed by our members and amended through subsequent consultation.
17 July 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Goodspeed, the first woman president of PIPSC (1961-1962) on June 27, 2018.
22 June 2018
With some regret, and in order to take advantage of timely professional opportunities, Vice President Shirley Friesen will be leaving her position with the Institute.   PIPSC would like to thank Ms.
19 June 2018
The Institute’s Legacy Foundation would like to remind you that the deadline to submit a scholarship application is July 13, 2018. In 2018, the Foundation will award the following scholarships:
1 June 2018
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, you received an email from the PIPSC eMail Migration Team with a unique 6-digit temporary password. Regrettably, Google requires a minimum 8-character password. As such, we have now added 99 at the end of each password previously sent out.
23 May 2018
Next month’s election in Ontario is vital. As public service professionals, it’s important that we think about which parties are going to increase public services and which ones are going to decrease them.
11 May 2018
On behalf of PIPSC members, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Chris Aylward as newly elected National President for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
9 May 2018
Last month, I had the opportunity to represent PIPSC and the Canadian labour movement at the Labour 7 (L-7) summit in Ottawa. This was a preparatory meeting hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) leading up to the G-7 meeting this summer in Québec.
8 May 2018
Happy National Nursing Week to all nursing professionals across Canada!
24 April 2018
Like all Canadians, members of the Institute are shocked by the senseless deaths and horrific injuries that occurred yesterday afternoon in Toronto. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
13 April 2018
On Friday, April 13, 2018, at a celebration to mark the 176th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), President Debi Daviau presented the PIPSC Gold Medal Award to Dr. John Percival to recognize his leadership and advancement of geoscience in Canada and internationally.
11 April 2018
ServicePlus, your member benefit program, will be awarding major prizes to three members who visit the ServicePlus Website during the "Spring Into Summer" contest March 20 to June 1, 2018.
20 March 2018
ServicePlus is your member benefits program where you can take advantage of preferential rates, discounts and savings on a variety of products and services available exclusively to members.
13 March 2018
A Special General Meeting was held to consider the decision of a Panel of Peers to remove Mr. Peter Taticek from his duties as a Board member.
28 February 2018
Finally we are seeing two long-overdue improvements to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP): coverage of non-oral contraceptive methods and an electronic system for making vision care and paramedical claims.
12 February 2018
On February 6, 2018 PIPSC President Debi Daviau led a dozen-strong Institute delegation to Ottawa’s Parliament Hill as part of the Canadian Labour Congress’ (CLC) annual Lobby Day.
9 February 2018
February 5, 2018 The 55 unions represented on the Canadian Council of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) recognize without exception that when one of our affiliates is attacked, our movement is attacked.
6 February 2018
February 6 marks the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Professional Institute in 1920. As we reflect on our history, we can be proud of our achievements: our pay equity victories, the socially progressive family leave package which improved maternity, paternity and adoption leaves
22 January 2018
The news that Canada’s largest private-sector union, Unifor, has decided to withdraw its membership from the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has taken many by surprise.
19 January 2018
It is with great sadness that the Institute announces the death of one of its most prominent members, Dr. Shiv Chopra.
20 December 2017
Predictions are rarely 100% accurate. But some offer better-educated guesses than others. Here then are my forecasts (and a few resolutions) for the coming year.
15 December 2017
Send a message to Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the upcoming 2018 Federal Budget. Take a moment and visit #YourBudget2018 and fill out the federal government’s four brief, interactive budget surveys.
16 November 2017
With much appreciation for your cooperation, 100th Anniversary Committee