As Chair of the Professional Recognition and Qualifications Committee, I have helped develop a set of goals and actions to protect against attacks on our professionalism.

Some of the actions being pursued are:

  1. Defining the meaning of a professional and professional Integrity and publishing and enshrining it in collective agreements
  2. Advocating against De-professionalization and working with bargaining groups (NR, CS and others) to come up with common strategies
  3. Champion Career and Professional Development for
    • Continuing professional education;
    • Maintaining professional designation or licensure and;
    • Soft skills (leadership, effective speaking, etc.)
  4. Strengthening our linkages both internal and external to PIPSC.

These actions are key to fight against continued attacks on our professionalism, such as Artificial Intelligence and Contracting Out.