Firstly, the CPTC is not a member-based organization. With a Board of individuals, the CPTC governance structure is arranged in a way that ensures neutrality and avoids catering to any one-stakeholder interest. Secondly, the CPTC takes a holistic view of the innovation curve, keeping in mind all players in the pipeline sector, from academia to the supply chain. CPTC provides line of sight to national priorities and technology gaps that had previously not been identified. In doing this, CPTC acts as a facilitator for national dialogue between all stakeholders and identifies areas of overlap or mutual interest in pipeline priorities. From these identified ‘overlaps,’ CPTC facilitates national programs/projects that result in social, economic and environmental benefits for Canadians. Thirdly, while CPTC does focus heavily on the development of technologies and increasing the efficiencies and effectiveness of innovation in the pipeline sector, CPTC also specifically focuses on the development of Highly Qualified People. We at the CPTC believe that a sustainable, innovative and thriving pipeline sector is only possible with the skilled, forward thinking next generation of people that are well-versed in technical and social skills required. We will actively work through the Academic Research Network to facilitate the development of HQP in Canada’s universities, colleges, polytechnics, as well as within industry.