About Lori

Lori Lukinuk, CP, PRP, Parliamentary Services

 Certified Parliamentarian (CP) and  Professional Registered Parliamentarian  (PRP)

Lori is one of approximately five (5) parliamentarians in Canada credentialed through the American Institute of Parliamentarians, AIP, and one of approximately fifteen (15) in Canada to have successfully achieved the PRP certification through the National Association of Parliamentarians, NAP.  There are less than fifty (50) parliamentarians world wide holding both the CP and PRP status.  Anyone can call themselves a parliamentarian, and many do, but only those who successfully achieve the high test standards to attain the CP, RP and PRP credentials, as well as submit the required service points and maintain good standing within the American Institute of Parliamentarians and National Association of Parliamentarians, can use the CP or PRP credentials.

As a Certified and Professional Registered Parliamentarian Lori offers a broad range of Professional Parliamentary Procedure Services including:   * Training in Parliamentary Procedure   * Presiding Officer Trainer   * Advisor to presiding officers, organizations, or individual members     * Parliamentarian for meetings   * Professional Presiding officer   * Bylaw Consultant      * Bylaw Revision or Amendment Author

On a personal note, Lori was born, raised, and educated in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  She is married to Tim Lukinuk and they celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2015.   They have raised two amazing young ladies, now 25 and 23. Their family has, for over 35 years, owned and operated Amethyst Mine Panorama just outside of Thunder Bay and Amethyst Gift Centre in Thunder Bay.

Credentials         

  • Successful completion of AIP Teacher Certification Course, 2015.
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) through the National Association of Parliamentarians (Highest designation awarded by NAP).
  • Certified Parliamentarian (CP) through the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP).
  • Member of The Electronic Network of Advancing Parliamentarians (eNAP).
  • One of only five (5) parliamentarians in Canada to hold the Certified Parliamentarian, CP, designation 
  • One of approx. fifteen (15) parliamentarians in Canada to hold the Professional Registered Parliamentarian, PRP, designation.
  • One of less than fifty (50) parliamentarians world wide to hold both the Certified Parliamentarian and Professional Registered Parliamentarian designations.

Experience

  • Professional Presiding Officer for Ontario College of Teachers Council Meetings (2013 -ongoing)
  • Parliamentary opinions (written) for various individuals and organizations (ongoing)
  • Parliamentarian for Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario, CPCO (2016, 2017)
  • Parliamentarian for Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists AGM (2017)
  • Parliamentary Workshop – Lakehead University Secretariat – Minutes Workshop (2017)
  • Parliamentary Procedure Workshop – Rainy River District Social Service Administration Board, RRDSSAB (2016)
  • Parliamentary Procedure Workshop – Rainy River District School Board, RRDSB (2016)
  • Parliamentarian for Canadian Office and Professional Employees, COPE (2016))
  • Parliamentarian for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board – Workshop on Governing Roles/Responsibilities/Obligations of Members of a Board and Practicing common motions 
  • Parliamentarian for Superior-Greenstone District School Board bylaw revision 
  • Parliamentarian for Lake Superior Division – Alpine (LSDA) AGM 
  • Parliamentarian for LSDA bylaw revision 
  • Parliamentarian for Canadian School Boards’ Association (CSBA) Bylaw Revision Committee
  • Parliamentary advisor to President of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) while also 1st VP of OPSBA
  • Guest Speaker for Thunder Bay Executives Association
  • Guest Speaker for Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay

As a parliamentarian who has reached both the CP and PRP status and successfully completed the Teacher Certification Course, Lori Lukinuk has demonstrated to fellow professionals that she not only has an in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedure, but also the skills to teach and provide effective, practical help to an individual or organization in need of parliamentary assistance. These skills include the ability to preside over a meeting; to perform the duties of a parliamentarian for another presiding officer and help him or her preside effectively; to consult organizations on the rules that govern their meetings and operations; and to share parliamentary knowledge with others through teaching and workshops.

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