Canadian Institue Of Planners

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CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund

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The Canadian Institute of Planners' Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) contributes to the advancement of community planning by providing scholarships to students studying in the field. The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) created the CIP-PSTF in 1989. After incorporating as a separate entity under the Canada Corporations Act, the fund received charitable status in 1990.
The CIP-PSTF Board of Directors is comprised of planners from across Canada. These Directors promote, manage, and govern the administration of the fund.

How is the CIP-PSTF funded?
The sustainability of the scholarship program is dependent on corporate sponsorships and individual donations. Contributions are tax deductible and can be dedicated by the donor to either the general fund or specific scholarships.
  • 100% of all corporate and individual donations go directly to the fund and will not be used towards administration expenses.
  • Income tax receipts will be issued for any donations over $20.00.
  • CIP annually donates $2.00 from each full membership fee that it collects.
  • CIP’s contribution covers all CIP-PSTF administration expenses.

Where do the funds go?
The CIP-PSTF currently supports students with five different scholarships and one bursary, awarding over $25,000.00 annually. 

Scholarship Amount Funding
CIP President’s Scholarship $6,000.00 Individual donations & CIP
Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship $5,000.00 Corporate sponsor
Wayne Smith Scholarship $4,500.00 Private individual sponsor
College of Fellows Travel Scholarship $4,000.00 Individual donations from CIP Fellows
Thomas Adams Scholarship $3,000.00 Individual donations & CIP
The David Palubeski Bursary $3,000.00 Individual donations & Palubeski family
The Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary (new in 2019) $3,000.00 Corporate sponsor

In 2018, scholarship recipients will be eligible for the Ages Foundation Travel Awards, enabling them to attend CIP’s national conference in Winnipeg. Thanks to this generous support, students will have the opportunity to not only receive their honours in person, but to also connect with other students, professionals, and academics, and to share their experiences back home.

To donate by credit card

Please click on the 'Donate Now' button above or call the CIP office at 613.237.7526 x 509.

To donate by cheque

Mail completed donation form with cheque payable to “CIP-PSTF” to:

CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 1112
Ottawa, ON  Canada K1P 5J3
To set up annual donations or bequests

Please call the CIP office at 613.237.7526 x 509

Charitable registration no. 889709499 RR0001


CIP-PSTF Board of Directors 2017/2018

  • Stephen Jewczyk FCIP (President)
  • Neil Connelly MCIP, RPP (Vice-President)
  • Alex Taylor MCIP, RPP (Treasurer)
  • Amanda Grochowich MCIP, RPP (Secretary)
  • Blaire Chisholm MCIP, RPP
  • Derek Coleman MCIP, RPP
  • Kevin Duguay MCIP, RPP
  • Heather Sadler MCIP, RPP
  • Glenn Tunnock MCIP, RPP


PSTF-Bylaws-2017-06-19.jpgCIP-PSTF's Bylaws were last udpated on June 19, 2017.

Click here to read PSTF's Bylaw No. 1