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December 2023

Time has flown by and already we have reached the end of 2023!

As this is the last message I will be sharing this year and from my time as RPIC President, I am pleased to share some highlights from the past year and provide a glimpse into all the new and exciting initiatives on the horizon for RPIC in the year to come. Keep reading!

A Year of Successful Events!

Throughout 2023, RPIC hosted and participated in a number of successful events including:

  • May 16: The RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Annual Workplan
    • 239 virtual attendees
  • May 17: Le plan de travail annuel des sites contaminés fédéraux de l’IBIC
    • 48 virtual attendees
  • June 13-14: The RPIC Greening & Sustainability Workshop
    • 229 in-person, 84 virtual attendees
  • September 15: RPIC-OBOT joint session at the IPAC Annual Conference
  • September 27: The RPIC Professional Development Day – Science Assets
    • 98 virtual attendees
  • October 24-25: The RPIC Real Property National Hybrid Workshop
    • 896 in-person, 291 virtual attendees
  • November 29-30: The RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites National Hybrid Workshop
    • 504 in-person, 196 virtual attendees
Collage of RPIC event photos
Collage of RPIC event photos

Looking ahead to 2024!

Under new leadership from Jérémie Emond, Director General, Real Property and Environment Natural Resources Canada, as RPIC President, the year 2024 calls for some exciting new initiatives and developments at RPIC. Below are just a few of the key opportunities to look forward to:

RPIC is pleased to share our first event of 2024, the Real Property Virtual Professional Development Day – Northern taking place on February 28, 2024.

With the theme of ‘Advancing Northern Real Property Infrastructure Through Collaboration and Connection,’ join us for a day of insightful presentations and panels featuring distinguished speakers and key topics affecting the delivery of real property services in the north.

Be sure to secure your spot. The event schedule is now available. Register Here.

2024 is on track to be a bigger and better year for RPIC’s professional development events with more best-in-class professional training focusing on real property trends and practices including PD days, webinars, workshops and more! Stay tuned here.

The RPIC team is working on the relaunching of the RPIC Mentorship Program in 2024.

The RPIC Mentorship Program connects knowledgeable real property professionals with mentees wishing to learn our industry’s best practices. Mentors will pass down their knowledge to the mentees and encourage them to develop personally and professionally. Mentorship is a trifecta of positive impacts. It’s a win for the mentors, mentees, and the industry.

Opportunities will be available to participate as either a mentor or a mentee! Stay tuned for more details and the launch of applications to be a part of the new cohort.Learn more here

RPIC is in the process of establishing annual partnerships for 2024. If your organization is interested in partnering with us, please contact [email protected] to schedule a discussion.We look forward to hearing from you and working together.

Recognition of the RPIC Volunteers who help move RPIC forward!

Last but not least, delivering on RPIC’s mandate relies on our volunteers! In 2023, more than 100 volunteers contributed to the:

  • RPIC Board of Directors & Executive Committee
  • Senior Advisory Council
  • Professional Development Programming: National Workshops, PD Days, Webinars, Executive Session, etc.
  • PD Stream Leads
  • Partnerships Advisory Committee
  • Communications Advisory Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Mentorship Program
  • Finance Committee

RPIC extends deep appreciation for their contributions. Join us in 2024!

These are exciting times for RPIC! As my two-year term as President comes to a close, I want to express my deep appreciation to our dedicated and highly capable Board, our Senior Advisory Council, our Executive Committee, and our many other volunteer Chairs and committee members whose contributions are vital to RPIC’s success. The stage is set for 2024, and I feel we are well-positioned to take on whatever opportunities and challenges lie ahead. I look forward to staying involved in my new role as Past President and continuing to work with our new President and the Board to continue making RPIC stronger and better than ever.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday period and I look forward to engaging with you in 2024!

Please note that RPIC will be out of the office from December 23rd until January 2nd.

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Jean-François Robert
Real Property Institute of Canada