Tuesday August 18, 2020 5:00 pm


Winnipeg, MB


Present: Christine Freeman, Terri Gobeil, Cory Graham, David Hakes, Kevin Jacobs, Mo Khakbazan, Jason Caners, Pamela Kubicz

Regrets: Brent Maine, Donna Johnston, Pramesh Selliah


1.  Call to Order

  • Cory called the meeting to order at 17:07


  1. Approval of Agenda

Motion Cory/Second David



  1. Approval of Minutes:
    • WSMB Executive April 7, 2020

Chris- moved, Terri seconded



  1. President’s Report
  • PIPSC AGM will be virtual meeting December 5th, 2020
  • Need to confirm delegates are still available
  • For allocations draft minutes and a draft budget need to be provided to PIPSC of Branch Executive meetings
  • Board decided no in-person meetings until at least 2021
  • Events for 2021 can be booked with cancellation clause
  • Prairie Regional Council being planned mid June 2021 in Calgary
  • Vacancy on PRC executive
  • Branch or Group Presidents can request Zoom accounts
  • Committees of the Board extended until 2021 unless member wishes to step down.
  • PIPSC staff transitioning back to offices
  • New manager in Prairie and Northwest Territories Region and team lead for Edmonton office.
  • Employee Wellness Support Program
  • Phoenix replacement stalled due to pandemic, being tested by Heritage Canada and CRA
  • Next PRE teleconference in September


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Jason

No expenses since the AGM.


6.  New Business

  • Special Events
  • Cannot have open houses
  • Probably not possible to contribute to holiday events
  • Discussion of reaching out to members via email or other means
  • Discussion on having a prize draw for members (members may have to answer a knowledge question)


  1. Round Table
    • Chris back in the office- crowding not an issue as very few staff are present.
    • Terri mentioned some staff having difficulty securing child care.
    • Kevin indicated he has been appointed to the SP Group Executive Committee.
    • David indicated the CS group still has not reached a new deal with the employer.
    • Pam indicated the AFS group representative re-elected.
    • Cory shared that the Pallister Government has decided to appeal the court decision that ruled Bill 28 (the Public Services Sustainability Act) as unconstitutional.


  1. Cory made a motion to adjourn

Seconded Kevin



Meeting adjourned at 17:45