The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS--http://www.cips.ca) is Canada's oldest Information Technology organization (founded in 1958.) CIPS is a dynamic not-for-profit organization focused on IT excellence through its work on public policy, setting standards within the profession and providing IT support to its community. CIPS also offers the only IT professional designation (http://www.cips.ca/standards/isp/) that is recognized by law in six provinces (including Ontario.)
The CIPS Toronto Section's (http://www.cipstoronto.ca) monthly dinner meeting provides an excellent opportunity to meet, network, and dine with local IT Professionals and hear interesting and innovative speakers on current industry topics. Additionally, CIPS offers a wide variety of less formal programming in the format of Special Interest Groups (SIGs.) Come out to one of our events and see what CIPS has to offer!