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Sept 30 Notice of Motion and Bylaw Amendments
Sept 28 2014-2015 Annual Report -- read about exciting changes as the Colleges merge. Don't forget to register for Inaugural Joint AGM Oct. 29&39
Sept 24 On-line VOTE is now open. CAPF has 7 nominees vying for 4 councilor positions. Information has been posted here to assist you in making an informed decision: Nominee BIOS as well as Questions&Answers relating to transformation and merge initiatives have been provided by each nominee running for Council.
Oct. 29 & 30

Plan now to attend the Fall Inaugural Joint AGM & Tech Session Oct. 29 & 30 being held the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton. This two day Joint Conference includes a one-day Tech Session Agenda on Oct. 29th followed by a Joint Business Meeting on Friday, Oct. 30th. AGM Agenda We invite you ro register now on your Member Page under "Register for Events." Two day Conference Fee is $190.00

Sept. 12 Saturday Morning Study Session open to all members; 9:00 to 13:00 Natural Resources Engineering Faculty, Rm. NRE 1-001 UofA campus; AGENDA Attend for exam preparation, or for professional update CCP credits Level 1 LPPP 4hr.
Aug 13 Read about a NEW name, a brand to be proud of, changes to RPF exam and much more in the Alberta Forest Professional Newsletter
Aug 11 RPFs volunteer to be on 2015-16 CAPF Council. Read who they are at Call for Nominations and decide if you would like to join this list. Electronic vote will be held at least 30 days prior to the Oct.30th AGM
August 29 UofA Forest Society Alumni GOLF Tournament, River Ridge Golf Course, 5685 Windermere Boulevard, Edmonton; CAPF is sponsoring breakfast. Click here for full details and the Registration Form. Deadline August 15
July 22 There are now two(2) opportunities annually for FITs and C-RPFs to challenge the CAPF professional exam. Study Session (open to all members) Sept 12, NRE Bldg. UofA campus. Exam - Sept. 26 on NAIT campus.
July 22 Corporate Sponsorship is available for the Fall AGM & Technical Session at the Expo Centre on Oct. 29 & 30, 2015. We anticipate 300-400 members at this event, so it would be an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your company. Full details here
July 6 Extra CU credits - effective for 2015-16 reporting period. CAPF Council have imporved increased CU credits for: service on Professional committees, reading legislation & professional articles, publication of professional papers, presentations at conferences/study sessions, seminars etc. Full details available at CCPchanges2015-2016
June 1 NEW Alberta Wetland Classification System
June There will not be a June 2015 AGM. Plan to attend the Fall Inaugural AGM at the Expo Centre at the end of October. More details to come over the summer.
April 22

PPT presentations from Workshops:

Presidents' Message -- Vieworx --Water Act 101 --WPAC's

April 16 Edmonton Joint Workshop / Tech Session
April 14 Grande Prairie Joint Workshop / Tech Session
March 7 CAPF Study Session
Jan 29 UofA EMCS mixer - an oportunity for employers to meet students
Dec 5 Mark your calendar to participate in the Dec. 5th WEBINAR
Nov 27 Joint Newsletter - newsletter published by CAPF & CAPFT to keep both memberships informed. Read the message from both Presidents, marketing plans, transformation update, continuing competence programs, working with UofA and much more........
July 2014 AGM Minutes - over 182 attendees were at the AGM in Edmonton this year. Read it here if you were unable to attend the AGM. Result of vote on CAPF/CAPFT merger was announced.
June 25

2014 AGM presentations available here for those members unable to attend.. Review to claim CC Credits: Level 1 LPPP credits max. 1 hr ---Making Mergers Successful ----CIF-RMS update

Transformation Update ----- Aboriginal Consultation Policy ------Wetland Policy

June 4 Consulting & Engaging Aboriginal People - Bonnyville, June 11 Level 1 LPPP 6.5hr
May 28 Joint WEBINAR Agenda - May 28th at 2pm for clarification on the ratification package, answer questions on merger and review voting procedure.
May 21

AGM Agenda. Registration for 2014 AGM June 19 is now open. AGM will be held at ExecutiveRoyal Inn, 10070 - 178 St., Edmonton 780.484.6000Log into your member page and click on 'Register for Events" Level 1 LPPP - 4.5 hr.

May 20 2014 Bylaw Amendments - Associate Member and Contingency Fund
May 20 Annual Report 2013-14 and hold the date for the AGM on June 19 at the Executive Royal Inn, 10010 -178 St. in Edmonton.
May 14 Ratification Package Cover Letter and Ratification Package The information included here is ready for your review in preparation for a ratification Vote between June 5-17. A Webinar will be hosted by CAPF & CAPFT on May 28th for members specific questions.
April 30 Election for 2014-2015 CAPF Council. Bios
April 15 April ProNews contains articles on Partnership Initiative with CAPFT, a forester writes about GIS, a member writes about his profession, March Workshops are summarized, Uof A pilot project for a Masters in Forestry program this fall is highlighted
March 25 Call for Nominations Letter - RPFs volunteer to serve on CAPF Council 2014-15
March 5,6,11

CAPF Professional Workshops - an important opportunity to provide input and shape the future of our organization with respect to the two initiatives that members responded to in the recent survey. AGENDA for each locale below:

March 5 Whitecourt       March 6 Edmonton        March 11 Grande Prairie  

Supporting Documents:
Framework     Survey Results     Bylaw Principles    Terms of Reference
March Code of Ethics 2013 - read a DRAFT copy as the Colleges are working on the Transformation Process
Feb 3 Registration now open for Study Session (Mar1) & Professional Exam (May 2). No charge for Study Session and open to RPFs for CC credits. First time writers pay $50 for Exam and cost is $100 for exam rewrites.Register on Member page 'Upcoming Events'. More details here
Jan 27 Registration open for Feb 5 Webinar; register on Member page 'Upcoming Events'
Jan 15 Rocky Mountain Section CIF announces new inititiative - Alberta Caucus for Forests without Borders - a registered charity in Canada. Letter with all the details here
Dec 18 CAPF Communication Plan outlines the need for member input during the Transformation process; formal communication will continue to be done in a variety of ways and ratification from membership is addressed
Nov 21 Alberta Forest Professionals Newsletter - a joint newsletter by CAPF & CAPFT; second edition
Nov. 15 CAPF November ProNews is out! Read about a number of CAPF Initiatives, Work Wild, the Greenest Workforce and the Green Dream, Caribou Range planning & the UofA goes to Cornerbrook
Oct 4 CAPF Transformation Work Plan 2013-14 - keep informed with the process; members input and involvement welcomed
Sept 30 Memorandum of Understanding - MOU signed by following professional groups: CAPF, CAPFT, ASPB, ACPA
Aug 15 Alberta Forest Professionals Newsletter - a special edition newsletter by CAPF & CAPFT published to keep both memberships informed of the Partnership Initiative progress
June 25 AGM afternoon presentations: Responsible Energy Development Act and Assoc. of BC Forest Professionals new NRP designation and curriculum updates UofA Forestry Program and Bev Yeh, ADM AESRD update
June 24 PPT presentations from Business Meeting 2013 AGM - President's Closing Remarks and Transformation Update and Incoming President's Message
June 20 CAPF AGM - come to hear about Transformation towards Natural Resources, Frank Appleby Professional Award winner, welcome new RPFs; AESRD Minister will attend to give updates and more. A great opportunity to network and gain CC credits.
May 27 Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) between CAPF and CAPFT
May 24 CAPF 2012-13 Annual Report
May 21 CAPF Council 2013-14 Bios
May 3 CAPF Professional Exam held on UofA campus noon - 4pm
April 18 CAPFT Tech Session - Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre, 4520-76 Ave.; phone 780.432.1976 for more information
April 9 PROnews Spring 2013 issue. Read about transformation progress, professional networking at UofA, recruiting Public Members, Foresters Without Borders.......
April 8 CAPF/ CAPFT Initiative - important LETTER from Robert Anderson, CAPFT President and Pat Gallupe, CAPFT President
April 2

Call for Nominations Letter - here is your chance to get involved in your professional and make changes for the future. 6 individuals have let their names stand for CAPF Council. Would you like to run for a Council position or know someone who you feel could contribute? Their will be an on-line VOTE, so get names into before May 1st.

March 2 CAPF Study Session - FITs and C-RPFs attend to prepare for writing the professional exam. RPFs are welcome to attend and claim CC credits.No charge for this event.Register by logging into Member Page and click on "Register for Upcoming Events" Agenda Call
February 12,13,14 CAPF Professional Workshops - GRANDE PRAIRIE Feb.12, WHITECOURT Feb.13 and EDMONTON Feb. 14; Agenda with morning College business ( facilitated, interactive workshop) and afternoon tech session.
Feb 12 Forest History Association of Alberta - FHAA Jan. 2013 Newsletter
Jan. 31 CFAB Annual Report 2012- Read about the work of the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board in 2012. What sites did they visit last year? Honors BSc.Forestry Program at Lakehead University accredited until 2018.
Jan. 25 CAPF Survey Results summarized and distributed to membership
December "Where Are We Now Survey" distributed to membership
November Transformation Manager does interviews with gov/industry; Work Plan with Transformation Steering Committee
Oct 31 PRONEWS - changes ahead for CAPF, RPFs in non-traditional roles are featured; your invitation to join Council; CC Audit underway, workshops held & planned; UofA students rock Quebec City attending CIF Conference; new Public Members Complaints Resolution
Sept 18 new Transformation Manager hired
June 21 AGM at Old Timer's Cabin, Edmonton - CAPF morning business meeting followed by afternoon tech session
May 23 To prepare for discussion at the AGM, we encourage you to read the CAPF 2011-12 Annual Report
May 9 CAPF Transformation Committee Report & Transformation Manager Job Description
May 4 CAPF Professional Exam May 4 on Uof A Campus
April 2 Call for Nominations for CAPF Council - here is your chance to get involved in your professional regulatory college and make changes for the future. Three (3) Councillors and the Vice President vacancies need to be filled for the June AGM
March 14 CIF e-lectures; site instructions and David Price, Northern Forestry Centre - presentation
March 3 CAPF Study Session March 3 on Uof A Campus
Feb 22 Transformation Committee - for those who missed the workshops in Grande Prairie, Whitecourt, Edmonton and for those that attended and want to keep the conversation going.......... here is the Power Point presentation in .pdf format as presented at the 3 workshops last week.
February Use of Title Outside the Home Jurisdition
February CAPF Professional Workshops in Grande Prairie (Feb. 14), Whitecourt (Feb 15), Edmonton (Feb 16)
Nov. 30 PROnews Nov 2011 issue
Nov 25 Website job ads posted - 2011 to date, 39 employers have advertised for 84 positions on the CAPF website. 2009, had only 11 employers place ads for 16 positions.
June 13 2010-11 Annual Report
May 13 2011 AGM Agenda and see the AGM Flyer for a detailed description of the event with speaker abstracts, business meeting, awards luncheon and more...........
May 5 Mine Closure 2011 Sept 18-21, Lake Louise, AB; register here using the discount code CAPFMCC
April 15 Spring 2011 PRONews
March 7 CAPF Transformation Committee is inviting your response to Outcomes for Transformation as a strategic 20 year plan.
Feb 9 Study Session March 12 and CAPF Professional Exam May 6 will be held on the U of A campus. Click here for more details on location, time and maps. RPF's are welcome to attend the Study Session and claim for CC credits. AGENDA Study Session
Jan 18 Professional Sign-Offs CAPF February Workshops
Novr 5 Fall 2010 PROnews
June 22 CAPF approved Authentication Policy
April 7 Backgrounder for Authentication Policy .
March 25 Transformation Input from February Workshops
March 22 NEW revised Continuing Competence Program GUIDE


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