Canadian Institute of Management News

President's Message

Dear CIM Members,

It is an honour to have been elected as your President by the Board of Directors after our recent Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alberta.  Together with the board and our management team, we will continue the tremendous work completed over the last several years in raising the awareness of our association, and providing member value and professional recognition.

During my term as your President, I commit to working collaboratively with the membership and our chapters across Canada.  The CIM is an organization that has always been strengthened by our committed volunteers, providing countless hours of effort to provide value and service to our membership. And I would strongly suggest individual members to consider volunteering with their Local Chapter, or with the National Board.

We have recently prepared the 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan that will be posted on our website shortly that commits to advancing the association through five strategic objectives:  providing a voice, increasing awareness, professional certification, academic accreditation and professional development.

This new strategic approach will allow for greater integration and engagement with members. CIM continues to listen and respond to the needs and recommendations of its various stakeholders. We remain committed and positioned to deliver competitive opportunities allowing for advancement in the management profession.

I want to especially thank our chapter leadership teams across Canada for their commitment to the association and, on behalf of the Board of Directors, look forward to a reinvigorated collaborative approach as we move forward with our strategic goals. Last, but certainly not least, I want to take this opportunity to thank our members for their continued support over the years.

The best is yet to come!

Bob Fisher, C.Mgr.
President and Board Chair
CIM | Chartered Managers Canada

Share Your Credentials With Digital Badges

We're excited to share with our CIM members an exciting new partnership with Acclaim that will provide you with a digital version of your Canadian Institute of Management designations (C.I.M./C.Mgr.). We hope you'll take advantage of this new membership feature. We believe it enhances the value of your membership and designation(s) with a convenient and professional recognition program. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for your invitation to claim your digital badge! Read our FAQ

Graduates of SCS Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management Now on Their Way to Earning the Chartered Manager Designation (C.Mgr.)

A New Agreement Lets Graduates of McGill’s Diploma in Supply Chain Complete 3 Additional Courses to be Eligible for the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) Designation. CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the McGill School of Continuing Studies have entered into a new agreement. Students who complete the graduate level Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the McGill School of Continuing Studies will now also be eligible to able to attain the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation, the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the management profession. For details, click here!

New Membership Benefit: MemberPerks with Venngo

We're excited about the launch of our newest member benefit, MemberPerks® from Venngo, which is live now! Register now and start enjoying a benefit for the good times. It will help you and your family save money at the places where you love to shop, eat and play. If you didn't receive your invite, head to to register. You will need your CIM Membership ID (between 2-4 digits) to sign up. Please note that Member ID's were re-issued in 2017. If you aren't sure of your new Member ID, please refer to your most recent membership receipt, or login to your account in the Members' Only section of our CIM website. For even easier access, download the Venngo app on your mobile device once you've completed registration.

*If you recently renewed your membership, you may need to wait up to 5-6 business days for the Member ID to be recognized in the Venngo system. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions about access or your ID during registration, please contact our Communications Manager, Jennifer Tracy, C.I.M., at Thank you!

Canadian Manager Magazine: Fall 2019 Issue

The Fall 2019 Edition of the Canadian Manager Magazine is out. In this edition, you’ll find CIM news and announcements from our CEO, plus articles on management best practices, leadership competencies, corporate culture, decision triggers, team burn out and and much more! Your digital copy is now live!

New Collaboration with the University of Manitoba Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies (BAIS) Degree

The University of Manitoba offers a part-time degree program that grants admission and advanced standing for 24 out of 90 credits for C.I.M. designation holders towards a BAIS degree. Additional education may be transferred into the program on a case-by-case basis. The remaining credits to obtain the degree are offered in online, face-to-face, and blended formats, catering to C.I.M. holders from coast-to-coast. For more information, please visit  University of Manitoba Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies.

Have your C.I.M.?  Complete the BAIS and become eligible for your C.Mgr. designation! Completing the BAIS degree allows C.I.M. designation holders to be eligible for the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation. For admission details, click here.

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada Announces Reciprocity with the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) in the USA

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers have signed a reciprocity agreement for the mutual recognition of their C.Mgr. and CM designations. With over 14,000 managers and leaders certified worldwide, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers is the largest management certifying body in the United States, doing business globally. Both managers and employers benefit from the CM certification which is recognized internationally as a valid indicator of managerial competency and leadership potential.

The Certified Manager (CM®) certification is a professional credentialing program that verifies an individual's ability to manage and potential to lead with a level of competency.  Successful applicants earn the privilege to use the “CM” professional credential as a sign of their competency. For more information, click here.

New Opportunity For A Flexible and Affordable Designation in Supervision

CIM | Chartered Managers Canada and the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) in the United States have partnered to offer a flexible and affordable designation, Certified Supervisor (CS) Designation. The CS program is a 40-hour program of learning with a 90-question online exam.  Students will have up to 12 months to complete it with the option of multiple study formats, and will obtain the CS certification upon passing the exam.  All students residing in Canada will need to be CIM members (and remain in good standing).  This is a great opportunity for aspiring supervisors and managers to achieve a professional certification. Canadian companies will have a flexible and affordable training program to develop their personnel. For more information, click here.

New Affinity Partnership with ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

We're excited to announce our recent collaboration with ACHIEVE Learning Centre, our newest affinity partner. ACHIEVE provides professional development training in the areas of leadership and workplace performance to over 15,000 people each year. CIM members will save 10% off registration and products offered through their website ( They offer workshops and seminars across Canada, including the Territories. Best of all, their on-demand workshop hours can be used towards your PDUs. To check out their products and services, visit their website. For your exclusive CIM coupon code, login to the Members' Only section.

University of Manitoba CIMA Program Now Accredited

Extended Education at the U of M’s Certificate in Management and Administration (CIMA) program is now accredited by CIM/Chartered Managers Canada. The move enhances the long-time connection between Extended Education and CIM/Chartered Managers Canada with a higher level of professional approval of the Extended Education at the U of M program. CIM will also elevate the program on a national level by promoting it as an accredited program. “A professional partnership is a great thing. It’s great for Extended Education,” says Jenkins. “It ensures a dynamic, relevant program that helps students to retool or reshape their professional lives." Read more here

New Partnership with McGill School of Continuing Studies 

CIM Chartered Managers Canada and the McGill School of Continuing Studies have partnered to offer a prestigious dual-credential management program. Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Management from the McGill School of Continuing Studies will now also be able to attain the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation, the most prestigious status that can be achieved in the management profession. One of only three programs in the world to be awarded this status, McGill’s Diploma in Management is a graduate-level program designed to prepare students for positions in management in a variety of industries. Read the full press release here

Global MBA Program From University of London

An MBA and Chartered Manager designation from two of the world's leading institutions! Get a University of London MBA degree entirely online. The University of London MBA program partnership offers you the flexibility to accomplish your studies around your working life.

The University of London Global Master of Business Administration program is available online to students in Canada. As a result of a new and exciting partnership with CIM Chartered Managers Canada, Canadian students will also benefit by becoming CIM members upon admission to the program as well as be eligible to obtain the Chartered Manager (C.Mgr) designation upon completion of the program at no additional cost.

Both CIM Chartered Managers Canada and the University of London have a long history of educating and transforming lives. Founded in the 1942 as a not-for-profit corporation CIM Chartered Managers Canada has provided education and professional certification to over 80,000 managers. The University of London, since 1836, has been one of the world's leading public universities with a current enrollment of over 200,000 students. Together, these two institutions have come together to offer a first of its kind collaborative degree and designation in one affordable and flexible package! Learn more here.

On August 1, 2018, MBA Director, Dimitrios Koufopoulous from the University of London, hosted an information session on the Global MBA program. He reviewed various aspects of the MBA including enrollment requirements, exemptions, and mandatory courses in addition to answering live questions from our CIM members. 

If you would like to review the recorded information session, login to the Members' Only section and click the link under Archived Webinars. You must be logged in to your account to access it.

The Canadian Institute of Management announces international reciprocity with the UK Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Canadian Institute of Management (“CIM Chartered Managers Canada”) is pleased to announce that it has reached an exciting new milestone in international reciprocity.  Holders of the CIM Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation can now obtain the CMI Chartered Manager (CMgr) designation through reciprocity.  Conversely, all CMI Chartered Managers can obtain the Canadian equivalent.  In order to obtain these designations, applicants simply need to provide evidence of chartered status and join the respective institute, adhering to its local professional requirements and continuing professional development commitments.

Click here to read more

To apply for the CMI's Chartered Manager designation, login to the Members' Only section

CIM Chartered Managers Canada Launches New Designation and Brand

The Canadian Institute of Management is now operating under the CIM Chartered Managers Canada brand. It is part of a rebrand for the federally chartered not-for-profit, founded in 1942. The rebrand comes with a fresh new look and website. It corresponds with the official unveiling of the new Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation representing registered members in all 10 provinces and 3 territories across Canada. To read more, view our official press release here.



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Bringing Expertise And Leadership To Management In Canada

The Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation brings together rigourous business education with professional-level experience, setting you apart to contribute to Canada's economic success. The Chartered Management Program (CMP) provides the foundation to earn your designation and offers the flexibility to complete the process while developing your management skills.

Chartered Manager is the internationally recognized designation in management and leadership. A Chartered Manager has developed various competencies in leadership, strategy, finance, accounting, management operations and organizational analysis. Chartered Managers are part of an international network of management professionals who deliver value to organizations at the highest level.

Make your mark on Canada's economic success and become a Chartered Manager today. For more information, click here.

For information about the Chartered Manager Competency Framework, click here.


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