Professionals Building Better Communities. 

The Civic Institute of Professional Personnel (CIPP) is the union for municipal professionals in the Ottawa region. We advocate for our members and for the kind of communities we know we can have – safe, fair, and thriving.

What We Do

CIPP members are the professionals who work for the people of Ottawa. Through collective bargaining, representation, and advocacy, CIPP works for its members so they can focus on the work they are passionate about. We are committed to our members, our community, and to quality public services.

Advocacy

CIPP advocates for our members and the communities they serve.

Representation

Our labour relations staff help our members navigate a wide range of workplace issues. From questions about your collective agreement to human rights and workplace health and safety, we are here to help.

Collective Bargaining

CIPP bargains with a member-first approach by including and listening to its members. Our negotiating teams are here to make sure our collective agreements reflect our members’ needs.

Latest News

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CIPP long term care professionals: unsung heroes of COVID-19

November 12, 2020

COVID-19 has become the ‘new normal’. But for CIPP professionals working in long-term care, there is no rest.

Be Social Wise, Be COVID Wise mural art event Ottawa

Discover Ottawa’s ‘Be Social Wise / Be COVID Wise’ Mural Art Event

October 20, 2020

Ottawa Public Health launched a “Call for Local Ottawa artists” on September 4, 2020 to engage artists to develop ‘Be Social Wise / Be COVID Wise’ murals.

Canada’s Long-Term Care System: A Work in Progress

October 8, 2020

With nearly 80% of Canadian COVID-19 deaths attributed to long-term care facilities, the pandemic has all but exposed the gaping flaws in a system that has failed our most vulnerable citizens.