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Eleanor Mohammed, RPP, MCIP

Eleanor Mohammed, RPP, MCIP


Region 2: Alberta/NT/NU



Eleanor Mohammed, RPP, MCIP, is the President of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the General Manager of Integrated Growth and Infrastructure at the Town of Beaumont, Alberta, and an Instructor at the University of Alberta. As an Executive with over thirteen years of public and private sector experience, having worked for local and provincial governments, and the consulting industry, she has led a variety of projects including the preparation of statutory and strategic planning documents, policy and guideline development, stakeholder engagement, subdivision management, and environmental planning. She has served as the President of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute and is highly experienced in organizational governance, communications, and proactive strategy development.
Eleanor is an Avenue Magazine #Top40YEG award recipient and regularly presents at international events on planning; most recently, the 2018 United Nations World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Town and Country Planning from the University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K. and has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Environmental Management. She is not afraid to rise to any challenge and is a natural collaborative leader!

Expression of Interest

It has been an absolute honour to be on the Board and the President of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) over the last three years. During my term we successfully:
  • Hired an Executive Director
  • Approved a new Strategic Plan
  • Strengthened and rebuilt National and International relationships
  • Reorganized existing committee structure and associated internal reporting
  • Created new committees to move CIP forward with important national policy development
  • Ensured the Institute is fiscally sustainable
  • Provided new volunteer opportunities for members
I am running for a second term on the Board of Directors because I believe in CIP and its relevance to Canadian planners, the public, and the overall practice of planning. I think it is important for members to be engaged, connected, and that they are provided with opportunities to collaborate with other planners and professionals, nationally and internationally. I am confident that I can continue to bring a forward-looking, national, and strategic perspective to the Board.
Moving forward, I’d like to see CIP and the Board:
  • Determine new revenue sources
  • Launch a Diversity Task Force/Working Group to identify actionable steps and CIP programs to address diversity within:
    • the planning profession
    • planning programs at Canadian universities
    • planning practice
    • our places of work
    • other areas as identified
  • Establish an international professional planners exchange program and a national young planners internship program for members
  • Expand efforts in setting the foundation and process for international CIP membership (MCIP-i)
  • Offer more continuous professional learning opportunities for all members