Student Zone

Becoming a Student Member - Fees - Student Representative - Healthy Communities Student Program

Welcome to the CIP Student Zone!

This section is devoted to students interested in an education in planning and student membership in CIP. It has information on planning programs in Canada and the U.S., resources available to planning students, how to become a student member of CIP and the benefits of student membership.

If you are a high school student or returning student and you are interested in what a career in planning is about, you should read the section of our website entitled “Planning is...” for information on the planning profession and what you can expect if you decide to pursue a career in planning.

If you have decided that planning is for you, check out the benefits of becoming a student member and news and information for planning students included in this section.

Student membership in CIP will expand your resources and networking opportunities while in school.

Becoming a Student Member

If you are enrolled in a university planning program recognized by CIP, you are eligible to apply for student membership.

To obtain your student membership in CIP, contact your CIP Affiliate.

Student Membership Fees
Student$21.60 + Applicable taxes*
Associate Student$21.60 + Applicable taxes*

*Please note:

  • 5% GST for NT, BC, NU, YK, AB, SK, MB, QC
  • 14% HST for PEI
  • 13% HST for ON, NB, NL
  • 15% HST for NS

Student Representative

All student members of CIP are represented on Council by the Student Representative. This position on Council is filled by an annual election, held by our student members. The Student Representative attends all Council meetings and is a voting member of Council.

For 2013 - 2014, the student representative is Ms. Jamie Unwin, York University, who can be reached by e-mail at:

CIP Healthy Communities Student Program

Since 2010 the Canadian Institute of Planners has been actively involved in a national program to promote healthier communities. The Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Coalition1 is funded by Health Canada through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's CLASP Program and managed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

In order to help stimulate health-planning partnerships, a culture of collaboration should be encouraged amongst young professionals who are entering their respective professions and embarking on their careers. From this perspective, educational institutions have an important role to play in helping to promote the planning and development of healthy communities in Canada.

As a partner in the second phase of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative, CIP will establish a program intended to promote joint projects between planning students at accredited planning schools and students in health-related disciplines. To that end, the Institute will make available cash awards for joint student projects for the development of posters, project demonstration and support for travel to CIP's 2014 Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Through the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative, CIP will make available cash awards for at least 5 healthy community projects (10 students @ up to $1,590 per student, based on actual travel expenses) to be featured at a student session as part of CIP's 2014 conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Download detailed program guidelines

Please email a copy of your submission package to 1-800-207-2138
613-237-PLAN (7526)