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Last Updated: 2014-11-05

CIPS - National Office

Company information

Legal Name:   Canadian Information Processing Society
Operating Name:   CIPS - National Office
Alternate Name:   CIPS
Mailing Address
801-5090 Explorer Dr
L4W 4T9
Location Address
801-5090 Explorer Dr
L4W 4T9
Telephone: (905) 602-1370
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-275-2477
Fax: (905) 602-7884
Website URL: 

Contact information

Gina van Dalen
  Title:   Manager
  Area of Responsibility:   Management Executive
  Telephone:   (905) 602-1370
  Ext:   2329
  Fax:   (905) 602-7884
Jonathan Elias
  Title:   Manager
  Area of Responsibility:   Domestic Sales & Marketing
  Telephone:   (905) 602-1370
  Ext:   323
  Fax:   (905) 602-7884
Francis Fernandez
  Title:   Administrator
  Area of Responsibility:   Administrative Services
  Telephone:   (905) 602-1370
  Ext:   2322
  Fax:   (905) 602-7884
Mary Jean Kucerak
  Title:   Chief Operating Officer
  Area of Responsibility:   Management Executive
  Telephone:   (416) 861-2477
  Ext:   2324
  Fax:   (905) 602-7884


Company description

CIPS is an association of individual IT professionals. Since 1958 CIPS has helped strengthen the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. As Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals we represent thousands of members across the country.

CIPS offers Networking opportunities, Certification of IT professionals (I.S.P. and ITCP certifications), Accreditation of IT Post-Secondary programs, a niche IT Job Board, a voice to government, and represents Canadian IT professionals in international forums, encouraging and facilitating on-going professional development and safeguarding the public interest.  
Country of Ownership: Canada  
Year Established: 1958
Exporting: Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS): 813920 - Professional Organizations
Primary Business Activity: Association  
Total Sales ($CDN): $50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:


Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name: Canadian Information Technology Body of Knowledge (CITBOK)
CIPS offers a Body of Knowledge for Information Technology (IT) professionals.

Service Name: Information Technology
Service Name: Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation
The Information Systems Professional of Canada (I.S.P.) was introduced in May 1989 in recognition of the need of a comprehensive professionalism program for the IT industry. To date, the I.S.P. is the only designation for IT professionals recognized by law* in Canada.

Holders of the I.S.P. designation possess the required knowledge and experience to practice in the field of IT. I.S.P. designation holders also abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.

For the individual, the I.S.P. designation demonstrates an individual's credibility, professional image and career developemnt.

For the profession, the I.S.P. designation establishes and maintains the highest standards of practice, ethics and public protection.

*The I.S.P. is legislated as a self regulating designation in six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Other provinces are working toward similar legislation through their provincial government.

For more information on the I.S.P. designation, visit the CIPS National Web site:

Service Name: networking
As a Member of the Canadian Information Processing Society
(CIPS), you become plugged into a national network of information
technology professionals with shared concerns, goals and

Service Name: Dinner Meetings, Seminars & Special Events
Each of the 28 sections of the Canadian Information Processing
Society (CIPS) organize various dinner meetings, seminars and
special events to provide CIPS Members the opportunity to make
important professional, industry and government contacts.

Service Name: Conferences
INFORMATICS is the national Information Technology (IT) conference of CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society) with over 1000 attendees from coast to coast.

The workshop and seminar topics at INFORMATICS reflect the current issues and topics of the IT industry.

Service Name: Accreditation
Since 1981, CIPS has provided accreditation reviews to university
computer science and technical school information technology (IT)
programs. Accreditation provides Canada's post-secondary
educationals institutions with the benefit of an independent
review of their curricula by distinguished academic and business

Service Name: Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
CIPS National and Section SIGs offer presentations and
conferences focusing on specialized topics in software, hardware,
theory and applications.

Service Name: Financial Dividends
CIPS members are eligible to take advantage of the CIPS
self-directed group RSP and the CIPS members' insurance program.

Service Name: Business Benefits
CIPS members are provided with business benefits that will save
them time and money on such services as:
business supplies, long distance telephone, etc.

Service Name: Job Posting
Companies have the opportunity to post Information Technology (IT) job position(s) on the CIPS National Web site and in CIPS Connections national e-newsletter. Job postings are viewable by IT professionals across Canada.

Service Name: Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) designation
In 2008 CIPS introduced the Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP). The ITCP designation is directed specifically to senior IT practitioners and academics who want to demonstrate to their employer, their clients, their students and their partners that in addition to their IT knowledge, they understand how to effectively utilize and apply their organizational experience to achieving organizational excellence. The ITCP standard has been accredited by the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) and ITCP holders are internationally recognized under the IP3 umbrella.

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FSC Code: D000-Information Processing and Related Telecommunications Services


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"Our company looks for Information Technology professionals that either hold or are pursuing the I.S.P. designation. The I.S.P. designation signifies to us that the successful candidate is committed to maintaining currency in their professional knowledge and skills."
-Kevin Brown I.S.P.
Vice President, Information Technology
ENMAX Corporation

"For me, the I.S.P. after my name means that I have achieved a standards of excellence that has been set by my peers. Because the professional association behind the I.S.P. designation regularly demands that I recertify my credentials, my employer and clients can expect to continue to observe the highest levels of quality and professionalism in the work I do for them."
-Darcy Grant I.S.P.
Senior Project Manager
Provinent Inc.


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Date Modified: 2015-05-27