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American Planning Association (APA) 2015 National Planning Conference
- Submit your proposals by Aug. 21, 2014!

APA has put out the call for session proposals for their 2015 National Planning Conference, April 18-22, in Seattle, WA.

Is your work at the leading edge of planning? Do you have new projects or fresh research with lessons for planners and the communities they serve? Here's your chance to share your ideas. Propose a session for APA's 2015 National Planning Conference in Seattle. Each year, the conference brings together over 5,000 people who are passionate about planning. You'll find the ideal audience for your best ideas and help make #APA15 one of the don't-miss planning event of the year.

  • Proposal sessions must have an organizer/participant who is an APA member - so consider framing a proposal in a cross-border fashion and partnering with an APA member. Alternately, APA membership is open to anyone who wishes to join APA (see the APA website for membership options).
  • Be sure to carefully review and follow APA's guidelines for making a proposal.

The deadline for the submission of proposed sessions to APA is: August 21, 2014. Click here for more information on submitting a proposal.


Articles of Continuance Vote Results

We are pleased to report that CIP’s Articles of Continuance were approved on July 11, 2014 via a special resolution of the members at a Special Meeting in Fredericton, NB. The Articles of Continuance will be submitted to Industry Canada and form the basis of CIP’s constitution under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

Please see the Changes at CIP section for more information on the Articles of Continuance.  Questions and feedback can be transmitted directly to CIP by email at, to CIP senior Staff and Council, or to the Presidents and Executive Directors of the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations.


Hazel Christy, MBA, MCIP, RPP elected Vice President of CIP

Hazel ChristyHazel Christy, MBA, MCIP, RPP of British Columbia has been elected as CIP’s Vice President. The results of the Vice-President elections were announced this morning at the CIP Annual General Meeting in Fredericton, NB.

Hazel is a past president of PIBC (2007 – 2009), a former member of CIP Council (2009 – 2011) and has volunteered her time to a number of planning and community committees and events. Hazel currently serves as Vice Chair of the Professional Standards Board (PSB) and Chair of the PSB sub-committee responsible for the Professional Exam and Ethics (PEEC).

In her remarks to members attending the AGM, she said that she looked forward to working with CIP Council during the year ahead to help CIP better serve and communicate with its members. Congratulations Hazel!