Announcements

20 September 2019
Preliminary Report of Consultations on Professionals Canada proposal Based on feedback from the 2018 PIPSC Annual General Meeting, a Task Force was established in consultation with the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council to:
17 September 2019
PIPSC marks the 50th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Official Languages Act on September 7, 1969, and the 10th anniversary of the Linguistic Duality Day celebrated annually on the second Thursday of September throughout the public service of Canada.
11 September 2019
Members like you play an important part in building, protecting and progressing communities across Canada.
5 September 2019
PIPSC has submitted 11 recommendations to the House of Commons before the drafting of Budget 2020.
30 August 2019
Unions across Canada are welcoming you to Labour Day events, parades and picnics. Let’s celebrate our collective strength and show our solidarity with the Canadian labour movement!
12 August 2019
We support having a variety of menstrual products available in federally regulated and federal government workplaces.
6 August 2019
The creation of the Centre is an important step forward in this regard and an excellent example of what can be achieved when the Employer takes the time to work with our union and our members towards a common goal.
29 July 2019
On June 18, 2019, PIPSC President Debi Daviau had the honour of addressing members of the Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC), an organization dedicated to combatting career obstacles in the public service such as racism, harassment, and under-representation.
26 July 2019
Some disability payments will be retroactively increased as a result of new collective agreements.
23 July 2019
The recent adoption in Québec of Bill 21, which is ostensibly aimed at imposing “secularism” on the province’s public service and on the people who receive them, is a disgrace and a blatant violation of civil liberties and basic human rights.
22 July 2019
We strongly encourage you to participate in this year's survey. This will ensure the views of our members are well represented in this analysis.
19 July 2019
PIPSC welcomes the landmark win for current and former employees who experienced harassment, assault or discrimination while working at the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces or Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces.
17 July 2019
The Institute is saddened to report the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Christine Lemay. Christine’s commitment to Institute members was deep and unwavering. We will miss her very much.
17 July 2019
Together with the Canadian Labour Congress and other unions, President Debi Daviau wrote to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food calling for action to restore meat exports.
16 July 2019
The International Labour Organization adopted of a Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work. This is a historic international articulation of the right of everyone to have a world of work free from violence and harassment.
3 July 2019
Joined by a host of other Canadian union activists, PIPSC attended the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver 2019.
24 June 2019
The Canadian Labour Congress commits to protecting hard-won gains and to fill the gaps in access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada, including abortion.
19 June 2019
Understand the work of the National Inquiry and how you can take action to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people.
19 June 2019
National Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to honour Indigenous heritage and celebrate Indigenous contributions and cultures across this land.
19 June 2019
The Ontario Government held consultations with public sector employers and bargaining agents in early May. We made it very clear that any wage adjustment would be considered unacceptable and would be vigorously opposed.
14 June 2019
We are celebrating Pride Month and the beginning of Pride season across the country!
13 June 2019
President Debi Daviau signed the agreement with the Treasury Board that provides compensation to all PIPSC members paid by Phoenix.
10 June 2019
Congratulations on your excellent work, your immeasurable contribution to Canadian society and your commitment to our union.
7 June 2019
We are appalled by the Ontario Government proposed legislation that would cap public sector wages increase a 1% annually for the next three years.
6 June 2019
Over the last month we have seen our hard work pay off. Join President Debi Daviau June 12 for a telephone town hall with updates on Phoenix damages and the central bargaining wins.
3 June 2019
The Institute’s Legacy Foundation would like to remind you that the deadline to submit a scholarship application is July 12, 2019. In 2019, the Foundation will award the following scholarships:
24 May 2019
Labour leaders from across the country gathered in Winnipeg last week for the CLC Canadian Council and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The CLC premiered its new film Stand!
22 May 2019
Launch of new Federal Public Service Workplace Accommodations Study, May 6 to 24, 2019 Dear colleagues,
17 May 2019
A report released yesterday from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirms what we have been saying sinc
16 May 2019
On May 15, 1919, over 35,000 Winnipeg public and private workers united to send a clear message to employers and to governments: they would strike in order to win better wages and the right to collective bargaining.
15 May 2019
We celebrate all the diverse families that make our society so rich. We are fighting for improved family leave at the central bargaining table so that you can give your best at work and in your family.
3 May 2019
On behalf of all PIPSC members, I want to express our support and encouragement to our fellow members and all of those currently affected by the extensive flooding across the country. Many of our members have been directly impacted as a result of the flooding and evacuations.
1 May 2019
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Resolution F-4 (Professionals Canada) was referred to the Board of Directors with direction to consult on the proposed project with the Advisory Council and impacted groups to provide a report to the 2019 AGM.
1 May 2019
Today, we celebrate workers across the globe and our collective struggle for labour rights and economic justice.
26 April 2019
Each year, on the National Day of Mourning, we commemorate those who lost their lives, were injured or became ill due to a work accident or occupational exposure.
24 April 2019
PIPSC is now at the central bargaining table fighting for pay protections, improved family leave and stronger anti-harassment measures. Join our webinar for an overview of our key proposals, the Do Better campaign and the changing political climate that makes our push to the finish line more important than ever.

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20 September 2019
Preliminary Report of Consultations on Professionals Canada proposal Based on feedback from the 2018 PIPSC Annual General Meeting, a Task Force was established in consultation with the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council to:
17 September 2019
PIPSC marks the 50th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Official Languages Act on September 7, 1969, and the 10th anniversary of the Linguistic Duality Day celebrated annually on the second Thursday of September throughout the public service of Canada.
11 September 2019
Members like you play an important part in building, protecting and progressing communities across Canada.
5 September 2019
PIPSC has submitted 11 recommendations to the House of Commons before the drafting of Budget 2020.
30 August 2019
Each member paid by Phoenix is entitled to paid days of compensation leave. As of August 27, 2019, these paid compensation days should be available in the leave banks of current employees.
30 August 2019
Unions across Canada are welcoming you to Labour Day events, parades and picnics. Let’s celebrate our collective strength and show our solidarity with the Canadian labour movement!
12 August 2019
We support having a variety of menstrual products available in federally regulated and federal government workplaces.
6 August 2019
The creation of the Centre is an important step forward in this regard and an excellent example of what can be achieved when the Employer takes the time to work with our union and our members towards a common goal.
29 July 2019
On June 18, 2019, PIPSC President Debi Daviau had the honour of addressing members of the Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC), an organization dedicated to combatting career obstacles in the public service such as racism, harassment, and under-representation.
26 July 2019
On May 1, 2019 President Debi Daviau communicated our strong opposition to moving RCMP civilian members to the failed Phoenix pay system. RCMP Commissioner Lucki responded May 16 indicating her plans to go ahead. We are not backing down, and President Daviau has responded making that clear.
26 July 2019
Some disability payments will be retroactively increased as a result of new collective agreements.
22 July 2019
We strongly encourage you to participate in this year's survey. This will ensure the views of our members are well represented in this analysis.
19 July 2019
PIPSC welcomes the landmark win for current and former employees who experienced harassment, assault or discrimination while working at the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces or Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces.
17 July 2019
The Institute is saddened to report the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Christine Lemay. Christine’s commitment to Institute members was deep and unwavering. We will miss her very much.
17 July 2019
Together with the Canadian Labour Congress and other unions, President Debi Daviau wrote to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food calling for action to restore meat exports.
16 July 2019
The International Labour Organization adopted of a Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work. This is a historic international articulation of the right of everyone to have a world of work free from violence and harassment.
3 July 2019
Joined by a host of other Canadian union activists, PIPSC attended the world’s largest conference on gender equality, Women Deliver 2019.
24 June 2019
The Canadian Labour Congress commits to protecting hard-won gains and to fill the gaps in access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada, including abortion.
19 June 2019
Understand the work of the National Inquiry and how you can take action to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people.
19 June 2019
National Indigenous History Month is an opportunity to honour Indigenous heritage and celebrate Indigenous contributions and cultures across this land.
19 June 2019
The Ontario Government held consultations with public sector employers and bargaining agents in early May. We made it very clear that any wage adjustment would be considered unacceptable and would be vigorously opposed.
14 June 2019
We are celebrating Pride Month and the beginning of Pride season across the country!
10 June 2019
Congratulations on your excellent work, your immeasurable contribution to Canadian society and your commitment to our union.
7 June 2019
We are appalled by the Ontario Government proposed legislation that would cap public sector wages increase a 1% annually for the next three years.
3 June 2019
The Institute’s Legacy Foundation would like to remind you that the deadline to submit a scholarship application is July 12, 2019. In 2019, the Foundation will award the following scholarships:
17 May 2019
A report released yesterday from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirms what we have been saying sinc
16 May 2019
On May 15, 1919, over 35,000 Winnipeg public and private workers united to send a clear message to employers and to governments: they would strike in order to win better wages and the right to collective bargaining.
15 May 2019
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is asking for our support. The current parliamentary session will end mid-June and the AFN is asking us to sign three crucial petitions.
15 May 2019
We celebrate all the diverse families that make our society so rich. We are fighting for improved family leave at the central bargaining table so that you can give your best at work and in your family.
3 May 2019
On behalf of all PIPSC members, I want to express our support and encouragement to our fellow members and all of those currently affected by the extensive flooding across the country. Many of our members have been directly impacted as a result of the flooding and evacuations.
1 May 2019
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Resolution F-4 (Professionals Canada) was referred to the Board of Directors with direction to consult on the proposed project with the Advisory Council and impacted groups to provide a report to the 2019 AGM.
1 May 2019
Today, we celebrate workers across the globe and our collective struggle for labour rights and economic justice.
26 April 2019
Each year, on the National Day of Mourning, we commemorate those who lost their lives, were injured or became ill due to a work accident or occupational exposure.
24 April 2019
PIPSC is now at the central bargaining table fighting for pay protections, improved family leave and stronger anti-harassment measures. Join our webinar for an overview of our key proposals, the Do Better campaign and the changing political climate that makes our push to the finish line more important than ever.
18 April 2019
Women from across the globe gathered in New York for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. At this sixty-third gathering of its kind, our own VP Norma Domey represented us as a part of the Canadian Labour Congress delegation
17 April 2019
In 2001, I had to fight for parental leave. Working for the federal government, my third baby on the way, my employer refused to implement new legislation extending parental leave top-up pay from six to twelve months, as provided in our collective agreement.
17 April 2019
Please take the time to offer your important feedback or concerns before the April 30th deadline. Your feedback is essential to the work to replace Phoenix.
15 April 2019
Budgets are about choices. Budget 2019 chose to continue the underfunding of public science capacity in Canada.
12 April 2019
On April 2nd, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) held its first-ever Indigenous Lobby Day on Parliament Hill, which was the first in Canadian labour history. CLC had 129 participants from 21 different union affiliates meeting with 78 Members of Parliament and Senators on Parliament Hill.
20 March 2019
With the theme of En français… s’il vous plaît [In French…please], 220 million Francophones and friends worldwide celebrate their language and culture. This year, there is one more reason to celebrate, as 50 years ago, Canada adopted the Official Languages ​​Act.
7 March 2019
The results of the 2018 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are in and, as with last year’s results, offer food for thought on the government’s progress (or lack of it) in some key areas of concern to PIPSC members.
6 March 2019
PIPSC celebrates National Engineering Month. Every March, Provincial and Territorial engineering regulatory bodies throughout Canada celebrate the contributions of engineers in our day to day life and spread awareness of the engineering profession to youth.
1 March 2019
On February 26th, the Canadian Labour Congress brought labour leaders from coast to coast to Ottawa to meet with federal MPs and Senators. Over 350 activists, including PIPSC members, pushed officials hard for a pharmacare plan and in support of better pension protection for workers and pensioners when companies go bankrupt.
28 February 2019
Over 60 participants traveled from across Canada to learn, share ideas and plan for increased engagement among PIPSC young professionals.
21 February 2019
On Tuesday February 5th PIPSC members were on Parliament Hill to discuss the importance of the critical public services we deliver to Canadians. A delegation of close to 30 members, representing a range of Groups and Regions, met with over 30 Parliamentarians. It was a unique opportunity to bring key priorities directly to the decision makers.
7 February 2019
Every day, nurses and health care workers across Canada start their shifts knowing they may face violence on the job. And it’s only getting worse. Violence is NOT part of the job. Please support our nurses and health care workers, join the call for a national plan of action to stop violence against health care workers.
7 February 2019
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) mourns the death of a true friend and supporter, former Ottawa-Centre MP Paul Dewar, who died of brain cancer at the age of 56 on February 6, 2019.
5 February 2019
February 6 marks the 99th 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
15 January 2019
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) extends its heartfelt condolences to the victims, families and friends affected by last week’s OC Transpo accident at Westboro station in Ottawa, along with our hopes that those injured are able to recover soon.
11 December 2018
On November 26, Bill C-62, a Bill aimed at repealing two blatantly anti-labour pieces of legislation introduced by the former Harper government, was adopted (received Royal Assent).
10 December 2018
On November 28, PIPSC - BC/Yukon Region - Yukon Branch demonstrated support for fellow unionists of PSCAC YEU who are on strike in Whitehorse. The branch made a generous donation of $1000 to support PSAC Many Rivers’ counsellors and staff.  
5 December 2018
The PIPSC 2019 Young Workers Forum is taking place on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec.
4 December 2018
While PIPSC, alongside our union partners at the National Joint Council Dental Care Board of Management, is still negotiating hard to improve the majority of our members’ dental plan (NJC Component 55555), I am very pleased to announce that we have nailed down the following significant improvemen
23 November 2018
“It’s time to finally turn the page on a sombre time for Canada’s labour movement as a whole, and the federal public service in particular,” said Debi Daviau in her opening presentation.
20 November 2018
On October 29th the Federal Government announced proactive pay equity legislation which would require federally regulated workplaces to examine their compensation practices and ensure that women and men receive equal pay for equal work.
8 November 2018
On behalf of its members and staff, the Institute is proud to honour all Canadians who served during the various wars in which our great nation participated.
7 November 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Iris Craig November 4, 2018.  One of the Institute’s longest-serving Presidents, Iris Craig was first elected President on January 1, 1986 and retired on December 31, 1993. At that time, PIPSC represented 34,000 members under 52 separate occupational groups under 13 different employers.
25 October 2018
ServicePlus is pleased to announce our new partnership with GoodLife Fitness.
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.
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.
21 September 2018
The Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers (CANW) is calling on the Government of Canada to end uncertainty for nuclear workers by reinstating their right to contribute to public service pension plans.
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.
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.
20 June 2018
June is National Indigenous History month and June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), is a special moment to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
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:
15 June 2018
As the joint communiqué released today between Treasury Board President Scott Brison and myself shows, there is new progress to report on our efforts to replace the dysfunctional Phoenix pay system.
8 June 2018
On behalf of The Professional Institute, I applaud your accomplishments. Thank you for your professionalism, dedication, and continuing to do your job, on behalf of Canadians, even when knowing you may not be paid correctly, if at all.
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!
7 May 2018
Every May for the last 67 years, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons have joined forces to #GETLOUD by speaking out and challenging the stigma and discrimination that too often accompany mental illness.
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.
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.
7 March 2018
March 8, 2018 marks the 107th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which was first held to commemorate the 1857 strike that led to the formation of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
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.
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
16 November 2017
The Professional Institute will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary on February 6, 2020. In preparation for this event, the 100th Anniversary Committee is gathering current and historical information about PIPSC and its various entities.
14 November 2017
If you are interested in participating as Chair, Member or Friend on a standing committee of the Board for 2018, you are invited to submit your expression of interest
10 November 2017
The Institute applauds the introduction earlier this week of Bill C-65, the federal government’s long-awaited legislation addressing workplace harassment and violence. For years, PIPSC advocated for the government to recognize and tackle this issue of critical importance to Canadians everywhere.
8 November 2017
Canadians should not have to worry about their retirement. But actions taken by the federal government raise questions about its commitment to enhancing retirement security for Canadians – a key promise in the last federal election.
24 October 2017
Last week, the federal government introduced Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts.
10 October 2017
October 10, 2017 is World Mental Health Day. The Institute is pleased to announce that the Mental Health Resource Guide is now available!
6 October 2017
The Institute joins its fellow National Joint Council (NJC) bargaining agents in calling for more and better consultation on the Treasury Board Policy Suite Reset, an initiative introduced in 2014 “to streamline and clarify Treasury Board policy instruments while shifting public service culture towards a focus on better service and results.”
4 October 2017
The Institute’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2018-19 Pre-Budget Consultation is now available online.
6 September 2017
Don’t just take our word for it. Ask the experts who just published the International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index 2017. Canada’s public servants are number one!
6 September 2017
The triennial Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) has been released and government employees have until September 29, 2017 to complete the questionnaire.
1 September 2017
PIPSC members are invited to participate in the following Canadian Labour Congress Labour Day events: Atlantic Region:
21 August 2017
To our members at the Department of National Defence (DND),
30 June 2017
From the 55,000 professionals across Canada’s federal and provincial public sectors who proudly serve Canadians every day and the union that represents them, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a happy 150th birthday to the greatest country in the world!
25 May 2017
PIPSC is proud to announce that its Head Office building located at 250 Tremblay Road in Ottawa is the recipient of a Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada BOMA BEST Silver certification, which recognizes excellence in energy and environmental mana