The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Have you been wanting to get more involved in our union but are unsure how? We have a new opportunity for members like you in the Prairies/NWT Region.

Right now, we’re looking for volunteers from the CFIA-S&A Group to join a regional subgroup executive. 

Subgroups are similar to larger group executives (like our CFIA-S&A Group executive) in that they represent your interests and speak on your behalf in union matters – but they are made up of members who work in a specific region of the country. 

Subgroups are formed when groups are large enough that regional representation becomes a priority. Their affairs are overseen by the larger group executive. 

We don’t currently have a CFIA-S&A subgroup in the Prairies/NWT Region, which is a major gap we’re now looking to fill.

If you’re interested in volunteering for a position on this subgroup executive, please email me at by March 19, 2021.

Some other information to consider:

  • The subgroup requires a minimum of 5 members (and maximum of 11) in order to be certified. Available positions include President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and 7 Members-at-large. The positions are outlined in greater detail in the Institute By-law (10.2.3).
  • The jobs of the CFIA-S&A membership in the Prairies/NWT Region are diverse. Members span across multiple CFIA branches and worksites. It’s important that the subgroup executive is representative of this diversity, and ensures the voices of these regional members are heard at the national level.
  • You don’t need to be a steward or have any previous experience to be eligible. You only need to be a member of the CFIA-S&A Group from the Prairies/NWT Region. If you meet this criteria, then you are welcome!

Please consider this opportunity to help start and shape something new. If you’re interested in volunteering for a position on this subgroup executive, please email me at

In solidarity,

Craig Lanning
Steward, CFIA-S&A Group, Prairies/NWT Region