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.


CIPP advocates for our members and the communities they serve.


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

Push back against BIll 195

Restore Our Rights: Push Back Against Bill 195

September 17, 2020

To express collective opposition to Bill 195, The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) asked members of other Ontario and Ottawa area labour organizations, including CIPP, to join in the fight against this Bill.

The Facts On Bill 195 and how it affects Members’ Rights.

August 26, 2020

Since its inception, Bill 195 has elicited criticism from Ontario’s elected officials, constitutional experts, legal experts, and labour unions. Here are the facts CIPP members need to know.

Bill 195 Overrides Your Rights.

August 12, 2020

Find out how Bill 195 may impact you.