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In addition to being the nation's capital, Ottawa is home to the world's longest skating rink! A strong government presence, combined with the large high-tech community located in Ottawa west , provides our members with the opportunity to demonstrate their professional skills in government, industry or public practice.

Ottawa Chapter encompasses a large part of the Ottawa Valley and Eastern Ontario. The chapter boundary extends from Pembroke to Perth in the west, to the Ontario-Quebec border to the north and east, and south along the St. Lawrence Seaway to a point just west of Prescott. Ottawa Chapter supports the professional development of its members and promotes the CGA designation through seminars, social activities and community works. Chapter membership consists of approximately 2,489 CGAs and 739 students.

Bev Labbate, CGA, is Ottawa Chapter's 2014-15 committee chair. If you would like to learn more about the chapter or have any questions or comments, please contact us via email at


Ottawa Chapter Committee
Name Position Telephone

Bev Labbate, CGA

Chapter Committee Chair


Sherry Sharpe, CGA

Professional Development


Albert Malouf, CGA

Professional Development/
Public Practice


Lisa Allen, CGA Professional Development/
Public Practice

Cindy Melville, CGA

Member Engagement
(Social & Community Events)


Naushad Quraishi, CGA Government & Community Relations 613-941-0259


Mentoring Opportunities with CGA – Ottawa Chapter

Are you interested in being a mentor to a student in the CGA program?
CGA Ontario’s Ottawa Chapter would like to create a network of CGAs willing to mentor and /or coach students in the CGA program.  With our increased reliance on technology, students no longer attend weekly seminars.  All lectures are done online via Blackboard with an instructor.  As flexible as that option is, it doesn’t present the same opportunities for face-to-face interaction with other students in the CGA program.  If you are interested in giving back to the Association and becoming a mentor to a student in the CGA program, please contact

Mentoring Opportunities with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
The Career Mentoring initiative involves pairing an internationally trained professional with a public service employee currently working in the same or related field. The mentors and mentees meet once a week for three months, which may be extended. Please note that we require that mentors possess a minimum of three years’ work experience with the Federal Public Service in Ottawa.

Mentors attend an orientation session and have the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop. This workshop takes place over two half days and covers cross-cultural competency development as well as the various aspects of an effective employment search strategy.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the OCISO Career Mentoring Program:

(613) 725-5671 x 225

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