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Call for Presentations 

2016 Manitoba Planning ConferenceMPPI-conference-logo.jpg
Brandon, Manitoba
May 18 - 20, 2016
Conference theme:
Envisioning Manitoba: Building Futures Together
Where do we want to be in 20 or 30 years? Today’s planning challenges cross natural, economic, social and cultural boundaries. How can we embrace diversity and move forward with respect, trust and cooperation to achieve common goals? Through planning, we can bridge gaps between communities and adapt to meet the current and future needs of Manitoba’s diverse population. At this conference, participants will expand networks and gain new knowledge and insight by exploring Relationship Building, Visioning and Practical Tools.
This conference has been held annually since 2000 and is unique in Canada as delegates include planners, academics and students, and municipal councillors and staff. Municipal councillors and staff representing over 60% of delegates. This is the first year we will be trying to fill most of the concurrent sessions and workshops through a Call for Presentations invitation.
View the Call for Presentations.
Submission Deadline:  January 17, 2016

CAP Achieves Success at CHOGM

CHOGM.pngThe Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) has achieved a great success in securing recognition of the importance of planning at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Malta in November 2015. 

For the first time ever CAP participated in the main Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) programme  As you will see we were highly successful in securing recognition to our key messages linked to the role of planning and the implementation of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals. 

Read the report below for more highlights of CAPs participation and key messages from CHOGM.


Note to CAP Members - CAPs success at CHOGM

Further information about CAPs involvement in CHOGM is available on the CAP website 

Climate-change-globe.pngCIP writes letter of introduction to
the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

On December 2, 2015, CIP President, Hazel Christy, MCIP, RPP sent a letter of introduction to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, expressing interest in establishing a close working relationship with the new federal government.  Attached to the letter is "CIP's Policy on Climate Change".

Read the letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.


Accent on Planning Conference

Deadline for Abstracts Extended to December 18, 2015

CIP and OUQ have decided to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts for the joint National Conference, Accent on Planning, in Quebec, Quebec in July 2016.

This is a great opportunity for those who have an idea or a specialty that they would like to share with their colleagues and peers at the conference, through presentation or workshop, and the deadline of December 4 was arriving too quickly.  The extended deadline is now December 18, 2016. 



Health Canada Webinar Invitation

Climate Change Health Risks in Rural and Small Canadian Communities

December 3, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm EST

Health Canada has been collaborating with researchers and decision-makers across the country to increase and share knowledge about how a changing climate can affect human health. The Department has organised a series of Community Sharing Network Webinars, providing a forum for communities to exchange information about health risks from extreme heat and effective measures to protect health. 

Read the invitation for more details and how to join in.

OPPI Membership Renewal Process for 2016

This year, members of OPPI will have to renew separately with CIP.  CIP will be sending out invoices to the OPPI membership at the end of November, 2015.  

If you have any questions or do not receive your invoice, please call us or email


2016 National Conference - Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submitting proposals:  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015

To learn more about the call for abstacts, please download the complete document submission call.




CUF-2016-Logo-1.pngCUF6 - Call for Papers

The 6th annual Caribbean Urban Forum will be taking place from April 27-30, 2016 in Paramaribo, Suriname.  The primary theme for CUF6 is Sustainable Urban Development? The Gap between Rhetoric and Reality.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Download the Call for Papers