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National Aboriginal Day June 21, 2015

Things planners can read, watch and listen to in recognition of National Aboriginal Day:

  • Watch the Skills for Solidarity panelist presentation by Heather Dorries on planning and Indigenous sovereignty. “Heather is of Anishnaabe and European descent. She received an MSc and PhD in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Her research examines the role of local planning processes in eroding Indigenous sovereignty and creating conflict over land use and development.”

  • Watch the collaborative multimedia platform that supports Indigenous filmmakers and media organizations with over 5000 videos in over 70 different languages from Nunavut.

  • Listen to the Cree language CD being released in NWT on National Aboriginal Day that was a collaboration between musicians, Elders and youth to revitalize the Cree language. Download the CD Nehiyaw Nikamonak: Oyoyowin ohci Nanaskomowin available for free at  on National Aboriginal Day. This music involves the work of several Elders, community youth, musicians, artists, and performers who came together to support Cree language revitalization through music. Produced by the NWT Cree Language Program with Northwest Territory Métis Nation.


    Message from the President

June 19, 2015

It is with great regret that I announce today the departure of our Executive Director Massimo Bergamini effective Friday, June 26.


Massimo joined CIP with a vision of the organization's future role and place that he now believes may not be readily attainable.  While we disagree, we respect his decision to terminate his role so that the organization may quickly turn the page and get on with the important tasks ahead.


I want to thank Massimo for his honesty and integrity; his advice will inform our future deliberations. 


Michael Gordon, MCIP, RPP

President, Canadian Institute of Planners 

2015 Annual General Meeting & Elections

Notice is hereby given to all members in good standing that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) will take place at the THRIVE conference in Saskatoon: 

Date:       Monday June 29, 2015
Time:       7:30 am (a hot breakfast will be served)
Location: Regal A Room, TCU Place, 35 -22nd Street East, Saskatoon SK S7K 0C8

The following documents are available for download: 


Get Ready for Great Places in Canada 2015!

CIP is proud to present the 5th annual Great Places in Canada contest. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting summer of discovery as new places are entered into the contest across the nation. Visit to find out more.


New Opportunities for CIP Student Members - Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that last year provided up to $272,500 Australian dollars ($254,500) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

The Applications are anticipated to open in April for the following opportunities:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship that last year provided up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
  • Endeavour Research Fellowships that last year provided up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship that last year provided up to AU$18,500 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.

Program benefits include:

  • Travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses.
  • A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country.

To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. Applications for 2016 close June 30, 2015 (Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

For more information on eligibility requirements or to be notified when applications open, visit
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are marketed in the U.S. and Canada by ORAU on behalf of the Australian Government.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.