CIPS Alberta and CIPS National are very pleased to inform you that under new leadership at the national level, CIPS National and CIPS Alberta have reaffirmed their commitment to you, the CIPS Alberta member, and to the general public. This will allow us to once again streamline the membership renewal process for our members and to reconfirm CIPS’ commitment to IT Professionalism across all of Canada. CIPS National and CIPS Alberta have since renewed their shared services agreement, which means:
- You will receive invoices for membership or certification renewal from the National organization on behalf of CIPS Alberta. Please pay those invoices promptly to keep receiving the benefits of membership and certification.
More importantly, the closer collaboration between National and Alberta will ensure:
- Your representatives in CIPS Alberta and CIPS National will be working together, along with all CIPS provincial organizations across Canada responsible for IT Professionalism, to advance the profession and protect the public.
- Post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including those you may have attended, will continue to be eligible for accreditation according to national and international standards.
- Your professional certifications will continue to be recognized at a provincial, national, and international level through ongoing cooperation here in Canada and abroad with our partnership agreements across the globe.
CIPS Alberta and our sister societies across Canada are currently working on new agreements to ensure mobility of professionals across the country with a focus on supporting member societies’ objectives to regulate the practice of IT in their respective provinces. These agreements will deliver more value to CIPS members across Canada, including in Alberta.
2018 is the 60th anniversary of CIPS and a proud history. Many of the founders of computing itself were also founders of CIPS. As times change, IT Professionalism in Alberta and across Canada is more important than ever. With widespread cybersecurity issues and seemingly daily breaches of financial, private, and other information, our mission to protect the public from unskilled and unethical practice in IT has never been more relevant.
We need your help. You can have input into the future of IT professional practice and certification at the local, provincial, national, or even international level. Without your continued support, the public and the world is indeed at risk. Contact the CIPS Alberta office today to learn more about all the opportunities available to participate!
Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to professionalism in the practice of information technology.
Ken Barker, Ph.D., I.S.P., ITCP
President, Canadian Information Processing Society of Alberta
Derek Burt, I.S.P., ITCP
Chair, National Board of Directors
Canadian Information Processing Society - L'Association Canadienne de l'Informatique