IN Group Executive


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2017 CFIA-IN Group Bursary

The draw for the 2017 CFIA-IN bursaries took place on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. The names of all eligible applicants were placed in a container and names were randomly chosen.

We are pleased to announce the First draw for $500 Winner: Line Arpin’s daughter Krystel Marcil.  The second draw for $250 Winner: Winnie Zhang’s daughter Bridget Xie.

If you have any questions regarding the CFIA-IN bursary, please contact one of the Executive members.

2018 CFIA-IN Group Bursary

It is now time to send your entries for the annual bursary. Eligible applicants are children of Regular/Retired members in good standing or of members who were in good standing at time of death, as long as the member is part of the IN Group or was part of the IN Group at the time of death.  Children of RAND deductees are NOT eligible. 

Applicants may enter any year of post-secondary education, in a full-time post-secondary program at an educational institution.  This institution must be a member of the AUCC or AICC and includes CÉGEPs. 

Eligible applicants must offer the CFIA-IN Executive the following information:

-  Proof of attendance at an accepted post-secondary educational institution for the    Winter 2018 Semester. 

Please note that proof of attendance is not required in order to apply for this scholarship. However, the winner will be required to submit his proof of attendance before the bursary is handed out. 

All entries must be received by end of day, March 19th, 2018. Entries can be sent by e-mail to one of the Executive members listed above.

The draw will take place at this year’s AGM.  The names of all eligible applicants will be placed in a container and a name will be randomly chosen.  The winning names may be included in a future CFIA-IN newsletter. 


As you all are aware, our Collective Agreement expired May 31, 2014. We entered into negotiations with the employer in the fall of 2017. We reached a tentative agreement with the employer at midnight, December 14th, 2017.  This agreement is in line with that of the main CS group and is for a duration of 4 years. You will receive a ratification package very shortly, if not already, with the details of the agreement and your chance to vote on the agreement. We will also be holding an information session regarding the agreement and to also provide a venue for members to ask questions. During the AGM this year, our negotiator will be on hand to provide more details as well.


We are always looking to recruit Stewards for the IN group. Considering the growth in the number of CSs, we are seeking more volunteers for Stewards in the regions. Training is provided by PIPSC for those who wish to step up and become involved. Currently our Stewards are as follows:

Dennis Cormier – Atlantic Region

Donald Kenny – NCR

Heath Klippert – NCR

Helen Lei – NCR    

Candy Obas – NCR

Alain Parent – Saint-Hyacinthe

Houman Vafaie – NCR

Selina Zhao – NCR


You are all invited to attend the CFIA-IN Group’s next Annual General Meeting in March. We hope that many of you will be able to attend.  Please take some time out of your busy schedule to attend, as many issues will be discussed. You will have a chance to meet the current Executive and voice your opinion on the different issues and possibly help shape the new Executive.

When: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, Noon until 1:00 pm

Where: Centurion Centre (170 Colonnade Rd, Ottawa, ON)

Although all members of the CFIA-IN Group are invited to attend, note that no transportation or accommodation expenses are paid to attend a Group Annual General Meeting.  A hot lunch will be served.

As we did last year, it is our intention to link in our regional members via video conferencing and/or teleconference.  Details on these services will be made available prior to the AGM for those desiring them.

There will be sign-up sheets at Skyline Campus and Camelot Campus for the AGM.  If you don’t have access to the sign-up sheet, please e-mail one of the Executive members.

Additionally, members unable to attend in person, but interested in dialing in to the AGM should advise a member of the Executive by Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

Changes in CFIA-IN Group Executive Team

Please note that there are some changes in our IN Group Executive Team.  Heath Klippert stepped down from President Position of CFIA-IN Group Executive Team, but still helps us in the Executive team as Communication Officer.  Houman Vafaie is now the President of the CFIA-IN Group Executive Team, Denis Cormier serves as Vice President/Chair of the team.

The Executive positions are as follows:


Communications Officer
Member-at-Large (2)