Professional Recognition and Qualifications Committee Caption: Committee Members: Left to right: Gerard F. Kenny (Atlantic), Gabriel Drouin (Québec), Wanda Aschacher (BC/Yukon), John Benbow (Ontario), Nita Saville (Chair and National Capital Regional Director), James Janz (Prairie/NWT), Region Elena Taranu (NCR), Lionel Dionne (PIPSC Research Officer).
The PRQC’s 2010 Action Plan focused on the development and implementation of initiatives to advance the interests of professionals represented by PIPSC and help stem the continuing deprofessionalization of the public service. Many employers are more attuned to cutting costs than safeguarding the high professional standards that the public demands of its federal government. Highlights for 2010 include partnering with the PIPSC Executive Committee to reinforce linkages with professional associations for possible mutually-beneficial collaborative initiatives. The Committee will also produce a vignette for the Nursing profession, and develop a video that would educate a broad audience on the many professions represented by PIPSC. To learn more about the PRQC mandate and activities, members are encouraged to contact any member of the Committee and/or to check the PRQC website.