The Commerce and Purchasing (CP Group) is accepting nominations for 2 vacant positions that must be filled since no nominations were received in the recent group election:

  • Secretary – term from September 6, 2021 to June 29, 2024
  • Prairies/NWT Regional Representative – term from September 6, 2021 to June 29, 2024 (only regular members in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories may apply)

As per CP Group By-Laws:
6.2.3 Appointment: Should a vacancy occur on the Group Executive, for whatever reason, and should an election to fill the vacancy not be practicable, the Executive may appoint a member to fill the vacancy, until such time as an election is held.

6.2.3 ii) If the position of Regional Representative becomes vacant, the Executive shall make every effort to appoint a member from the designated region. If best efforts to appoint a member from the region are unsuccessful, the Executive may appoint a member to fill that vacancy who shall serve as member-at-large.

6.2.3 iii) Should no nominations be received or a vacancy occur in other positions, the remaining members of the Executive may select an eligible member of the Group to fill that vacancy until an election is held.


6.7.3 Secretary: The Secretary shall record and distribute to the Executive and the Institute minutes of all general meetings and Group Executive meetings; keep records of all relevant correspondence; be responsible for notification of meetings; perform other duties as may be assigned by the Group Executive.

6.7.5 Regional Representative To act as a liaison between the Group Executive and their Regional members, represent the interests of the members, assist in organizing and maintaining Sub-group representation, and perform such duties as may be assigned by the Executive.

Some travel is involved to attend Group Executive meetings and other Group executive events as they arise. All travel costs are administered as per PIPSC Travel Policy and paid for by PIPSC.


7.4.1 Candidate Eligibility Only Regular members shall be eligible for election to the Group Executive.

How to apply

Your application, via email, must be supported by at least 2 regular members. Simply add their names to your email along with their email address, and state the position for which you wish to be considered. Candidates should also submit a résumé of up to 200 words in Word format as to why they wish to fill that position.

All applications must be submitted to Natalie Belanger at by Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET.

This appointment procedure will be administered in accordance with the current CP Group Constitution and By-Laws. By September 3, 2021 the Group Executive will appoint applicants to fill these positions.