Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

November 02, 2006 08:00 ET

PIPSC Annual General Meeting, November 3-4, 2006

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2006) - Canada's largest multi-profession union, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, will hold its 87th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 3-4, 2006 in Ottawa. Four hundred and twenty-five delegates from most federal government departments and agencies and from the provincial public services of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and the Yukon will convene in the International Ballroom (lower level) of the Crowne Plaza Ottawa at 101 Lyon Street for the two-day meeting.

The AGM is the supreme governing body of the Professional Institute. It is the forum where members gather to exchange information, discuss issues, set policy direction and review the finances of the organization.

AGM highlights include President Michele Demers' inaugural address to the delegates at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3. This will be followed by a status report on the union's plans and priorities. The full agenda is available by clicking on the AGM icon on www.pipsc.ca.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada represents 50,000 professionals and scientists across Canada. The Mission of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is to represent members collectively and individually, by providing bargaining, labour relations and other member services; by promoting and defending the rights and advancing the interests of members; by safeguarding and promoting professional standards, through an effective network of elected officials, stewards, members and staff.

Its stated goals are: achieving optimal results at the bargaining table; advancing and defending members' employment rights and interests; promoting professionalism and improving the application of professional standards; remaining open, democratic and member driven; building solidarity and encouraging member participation; creating opportunities to publicize the value of the work of its members and the impact and relevance of their work for the public; and retaining current members and recruiting new members, by being dynamic and responsive to the evolving workplace and changing economy faced by professionals.

Contact Information

  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Francine Pressault
    Media & Government Relations Officer
    613-228-6310, ext 2228
    613-794-9369 (cellular)