Ruth Blades was elected to the PMI Nova Scotia Chapter at the organizations AGM on November 23. Ruth has been a member of PMI since 2008 and in 2011 worked to establish the partnership between PMI-NS and Bide Awhile Animal Shelter on the Golfing for Critters golf tournament. She earned her PMP designation in 2009, following completion of PMI-NS’s PMP Study Group and has worked as a project manager for the past 10 years in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors with clients from a variety of sectors, including: post-secondary education, healthcare, forest products and bioresources, energy, immigration and economic development.

PMI Nova Scotia Background
Since its founding in 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has grown to be the organization of choice for the project management professional. With more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries worldwide, PMI is the leading non-profit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes project management standards, provides seminars,educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders.

Chartered in January 1998, the Nova Scotia Chapter has been very active in providing professional development workshops, dinner meetings, seminars and symposiums. The Chapter holds a variety of professional development programs and study groups to assist members working toward a PMI certification, such as the Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) designation.

For more information, visit the PMI Global web site at or for information on the Nova Scotia Chapter.