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February 2023

Greetings Real Property Community,  

After a busy 2022 and some well-deserved rest and relaxation over the winter holidays, RPIC is back in the swing of things and planning for an eventful 2023. This is an exciting and dynamic time for RPIC, and there will be numerous opportunities for our real property community members to connect, learn, and commit time to professional development.  

RPIC’s leadership team is growing! 

RPIC recently welcomed two new faces to our leadership team. Nancy Fahey joins us from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as RPIC’s Director, Business Sustainability, and Dylan Schick joins us from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as Program Director, Professional Development. We are extremely grateful to CFIA and NRCan for their leadership in the Community by enabling Nancy and Dylan to work with RPIC this year, at such a critical time of change and growth in our Institute. Because of these organizations, we are able to enhance our capacity to deliver high quality professional development to the federal real property community.  

I welcome them both to the team and look forward to what we will accomplish together! 

Opening April 2023: Mentorship Program Applications 

Are you interested in participating in RPIC’s Mentorship Program as a mentor or mentee? Applications for cohort two of the Program will open in April. This is a great opportunity for mentees to advance towards their career goals with the support of a senior professional, and for mentors to foster leadership building within the real property community.  

Follow along with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter for reminders when applications open.  

NEW Professional Development Offering: 2023 Greening & Sustainability Workshop  

Registration is now open for RPIC’s first-ever Greening & Sustainability Workshop, happening June 13-14, 2023!  

The Workshop offers a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information. We will share best practices, lessons learned, and reflect on common challenges. Join us in-person or virtually! 

Stay tuned for the full release of the event program in March. Register now to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing until May 10, 2023. 

But wait, there’s more! Details will soon be released on additional professional development offerings coming in 2023, including the 2023 Real Property National Workshop, Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop, and more! 

2023 Partnership Opportunities. Showcase your leadership! 

Interested in partnering with RPIC? The 2023 Partnership Prospectus is coming soon to RPIC’s website. We offer many partnership opportunities through which to promote your organization and showcase leadership, along with products and services to the real property community. Stay tuned for details.   

As always, RPIC encourages you to take advantage of these opportunities to connect with your real property community and dedicate time to your ongoing professional development. Here’s to an exciting year ahead of excellent professional development opportunities, networking, and personal growth in 2023! 


Jean-François Robert


Real Property Institute of Canada