Canadian Printing Scholarship Fund to Continue
Despite the pending dissolution of the Canadian Printing Industries Association, the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) is to remain as a viable entity providing scholarships to students in post-secondary graphic communications programs in Canada.
It was also recently reconfirmed that the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) would be closing down, effective March 22, 2013. The CPIA and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) were founding members of CPISC, which received large government grants to institute human resource initiatives.
CPISTF Chairman Don Gain, President and CEO of Harmony Printing in Toronto, emphasized that CPISTF will see some administrative changes but will continue to offer scholarships to those students already supported, as well as to new students for the upcoming 2013/14 school year.
“You may have heard that the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) will cease operations later this month however our scholarship program is a separate legal entity from both CPISC and CPIA,” said Gain. “Though CPIA has been extremely supportive financially and administratively over the many years of our existence we have always had our own Board of Trustees governing the activities of the Fund.”
The organization is continuing to accept applications through the CPIA, but will soon provide a new Website and contact information.