Information and Communications Technology Council

The Information and Communications Technology Council was founded in 1992 as the Software Human Resources Council one of 31 sector councils funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.[1] The organization adopted its new name in October 2006 to reflect an expanded mandate.[2]

Information and Communications Technology Council
Not for profit
IndustryInformation and Communications Technology
Founded1992
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Namir Anani (President & CEO), Dr. Thomas P. Keenan (Chair)
ProductsDigitalYouth, CyberTitan, WIL Digital, GoTalent, Research
Number of employees
50+
Websitewww.ictc-ctic.ca

In 1998, the Software Human Resources Council was implicated in the controversial Software Development Worker Pilot Project, a program that allowed the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration to fast-track the visa applications of foreign workers. The story was covered in a paper by Dr. Alasdair Roberts titled "Making Policy Behind Closed Doors", which criticized the Department of Human Resources Development Canada for allegedly handling this project in such a way as to allow for fast-tracking of visa applications. The paper argued that the Canadian government handed decision-making to Software Human Resources Council and the Information and Communications Technology Council.[3]

According to a 2003 story by Juliet O'Neill in The Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian federal government gave $1.1-million to the Software Human Resources Council for the development and dissemination of the Information Technology-industry labour market information. The story covered the lives of tech workers who lost their jobs after the disappearance of jobs in the tech industry in the early part of the 21st century.[4]

In 2005, the Software Human Resources Council was supported by $2 million from the Canadian federal government[5]

Over the years the Software Human Resources Council evolved, and once the Canadian Government began to stop funding the sector councils, the organization re-branded to become the Information and Communications Technology Council.

The Information and Communications Technology Council provides:

Board of directorsEdit

Officers

  • Dr. Thomas P. Keenan - Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary (Chair)
  • Andrew Wishart - Deloitte (Vice-Chair)
  • Trekker Armstong - FCIPS, I.S.P. (ret.), ITCP (Treasurer)
  • Faye West - West Consulting (Secretary)

Directors

  • Gary Davenport - CIO Association of Canada (Past President)
  • Jamie Darch - Jamie Darch & Associates (Honorary Director)
  • Keith A. Sinclair - Harris Leadership Strategies
  • John Weigelt - Mircosoft Canada
  • Neil Knudsen - Meridian Networks
  • Jack Nopp├ę
  • Hana Pika - University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Pina Marra - Desjardins Group


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Sector Councils". Archived from the original on 23 August 2004. Retrieved 3 November 2006.
  2. ^ "Organization formerly known as SHRC expands to serve the ICT sector in addition to its software sector mandate". Canadian Information Processing Society. 2 November 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2006.
  3. ^ https://groups.google.com/group/can.org.cips/msg/ee32d7defe19a182 Making Policy Behind Closed Doors Toronto Globe and Mail, 27 July 1998, page A11 by: Dr. Alasdair Roberts
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/vwRg;jsessionid=0001utUnyZzt8fZdK2PF676YXSq:-GHACQU?cno=5505&regId=482007
  6. ^ https://www.ictc-ctic.ca/about/#board