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28 September 2022
Pledge a donation, support Indigenous artists, and join Indigenous language revitalization efforts.
28 September 2022
Accessing Code 699 ‘Other Leave with Pay’ to help you in times like these.
28 September 2022
Jennifer Carr, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, is currently making official visits to nursing stations in remote First Nations northern communities.
27 September 2022
President Jenn Carr presented a 2022 scholarship to Heidi Elder at the NCR Council on September 24. Congratulations, Heidi!
26 September 2022
In 2022, we awarded 35 scholarships worth a total of $55,000. To date, we’ve awarded $1,105,000 in scholarships to 577 students. Thank you to our sponsors. Congratulations to all our laureates.
23 September 2022
From September 26 to 29, 2022, the President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Jennifer Carr, will undertake official visits to nursing stations located in remote First Nations northern communities.
16 September 2022
In recognition of Public Service Pride, watch this webinar for an introduction to diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
15 September 2022
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Nancy Barr on September 3, 2022. From 2005 to 2009, Nancy served as the National Film Board Group President. During this time, she fiercely represented PIPSC members.
15 September 2022
Volunteer for one of 6 equity caucuses at PIPSC by September 29, 2022.
13 September 2022
Our lawsuit against the Ford government’s Bill 124 has officially begun. See how we’re fighting for fair collective bargaining, decent work, and quality public services in Ontario.
12 September 2022
We are seeking RCMP Civilian Members, who are members in good standing with PIPSC, to join the Bargaining Team.
6 September 2022
There’s a lot to learn as a new union member, and we’ll help you figure it all out. Join our next webinar to connect with PIPSC staff and other new members who are here to support you.
30 August 2022
Register for a special training for stewards, consultation team members, and executive members from departments or agencies with a scientific integrity policy.
25 August 2022
16 August 2022
“Nurses work relentlessly to keep remote communities healthy under the most challenging of circumstances. We applaud this step forward to recognize and fairly compensate them for their dedication, and continue to advocate for improved working conditions and pay for all frontline workers.”
15 August 2022
Despite the increase in COVID cases and other indicators, many federal departments and agencies are continuing with return to workplace plans, with the bulk of them coming into effect immediately after Labour Day.
15 August 2022
Answers to your frequently asked questions about returning to your workplace, requesting an accommodation, or filing a grievance.
12 August 2022
The timing of the Financial Forum taking place at the 2022 PIPSC AGM has changed to start at 6pm and end at 8pm Eastern Time (previously was 7pm to 9pm Eastern Time). 
11 August 2022
The Treasury Board is seeking special permission to divide the Core Public Administration into several pay equity plans, which may undermine the ability to achieve pay equity.
10 August 2022
The revised PSHCP includes significant gains in mental health, transgender health, and coverage for acute/chronic illness.
27 July 2022
PIPSC has filed policy grievances due to the employer’s approach to recovering overpayments and the many issues our members have been facing. The policy grievances challenge the coercive manner in which the recovery of overpayments is being done.
27 July 2022
Did you know that the 1872 Toronto printers’ strike is considered the original “fight for fairness” that led to the decriminalization of unions in Canada? Find more Labour Day history and facts.
21 July 2022
We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Kal Sahota. The funeral will be held August 25, 2022 at the Riverside Funeral Home in Delta, B.C.
19 July 2022
Members have created a ‘living legacy’ by planting hundreds of trees across Canada to celebrate PIPSC’s 100th anniversary. The trees represent PIPSC members’ ongoing contributions and commitment to assure a strong and healthy future for Canadians.
19 July 2022
Watch the webinar to learn about all the parental leave options available to you.
14 July 2022
  When is the PIPSC 2022 AGM? The 2022 PIPSC AGM will start at 8:30am Eastern on Friday, November 18, 2022 and Saturday, November 19, 2022, ending at approximately 5:00pm Eastern
13 July 2022
Rules of Procedure Presentation INTRODUCTION
13 July 2022
This code was developed based on input from the delegates to the 2018 PIPSC AGM, the Advisory Council and the Board of Directors.
6 July 2022
NDP Critic for Tax Fairness and Inequality, Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski), along with Canadians for Tax Fairness economist and lead researcher, DT Cochrane, and Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada President, Jennifer Carr, called on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to act for more tax fairness in Canada.
21 June 2022
It is with great sadness that the Institute learned that Judith King passed away on December 4, 2021.
21 June 2022
Submit your application by June 30, 2022.
20 June 2022
Applications are due Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET.
14 June 2022
The Federal Government has announced it will drop its Covid-19 vaccine mandates as of June 20, 2022. Policy grievances filed by PIPSC on behalf of members on LWOP after April 6, 2022, and individual grievances remain in effect until we have further details.
8 June 2022
This month, we’re focusing on the TRC call to action #57 – which invites public service professionals to commit to reconciliation through education.
3 June 2022
On June 2, 2022, Ontario voters re-elected the Ford Conservatives. While this is not the result we were hoping for, it is the reality we face together. We must continue our fight for fair wage increases for our members. PIPSC is fighting to restore collective bargaining rights through a constitutional challenge to Bill 124.
2 June 2022
In Memoriam: Desmond Chiang It is with deep sadness that we must pass along the news of the sudden passing of our cherished colleague Desmond Chiang.