To commemorate PIPSC's 100th Anniversary, NCR members planted trees and shrubs on the campus of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa on May 7, 2022. The project was a great success thanks to the Institute’s partnership with the hospital and Tree Canada, a national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, across the country. It was a great opportunity to connect with members as restrictions on outdoor activities have eased.
PIPSC members are committed to protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Trees and shrubs sustain life on earth, capture carbon from the atmosphere to help us fight climate change and restore wildlife habitats. Healthy forest ecosystems sustain thousands of living organisms, supply us with food, provide shelter and shade on a sunny day, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, and hold spiritual significance for many, particularly within Indigenous cultures. PIPSC and Canada’s public service will be here for another 100 years and beyond, and so will the trees we plant today to benefit our next generation.
“PIPSC and Canada’s public service will be here for another 100 years and beyond, and so will be the trees that you are planting today, to benefit our next generation," commented Waheed Khan, NCR Director, while thanking members for their participation in planting trees and shrubs.