Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.


CIP receives its strategic direction from its Board of Directors. The Board is made up of volunteers from across Canada, who are elected by CIP members. It is the duty of each Board member to represent the best interests of the entire CIP membership, regardless of their region of practice.

To contact the CIP Board of Directors please email

Board meeting minutes can be accessed by CIP members by logging in to the Members-only site (under Board Documents).


Nominations are now being accepted for the following CIP Director positions:

  • Director at Large – 2 year term (2021/2023)
  • Quebec – 3 year term (2021/2024)

All nominees for the regional positions (Quebec) must be CIP members in good standing. The Director at Large position is open to both members and non-members.
Full details and nomination forms:

The deadline to apply is October 8, 2021, 3:00 PM ET.

CIP is committed to be a diverse and inclusive organization and believes the planning profession must be genuinely representative of the society in which it works. CIP strives to reflect its membership and that of the Canadian population, and strongly encourages nominations from those who will contribute to the diversity of our leadership. CIP is a proud signatory of the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge[i] and offers equal volunteer opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance.
A Special Meeting of Members to announce the slate of candidates will be held on October 25, 2021. Electronic voting for the candidates will take place from October 25 – November 9 at which point the results will be announced to members.


[i] The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
·       Gender parity ("50%") on Canadian board(s) and senior management; and
·       Significant representation ("30%") on Canadian board(s) and senior management of other under-represented groups, including racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community. The program and participants recognize that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as founding peoples of Canada are under-represented in positions of economic influence and leadership.


Board of Directors 2021/2022


Dan Huang RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : President


Jenna Schroeder RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Vice-President


Doug Daniels RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Treasurer


Preethi Anbalagan

Position:Poste : Director


Nancy Griffiths MCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Ann M. Joyner RPP, FCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Tonii Lerat RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Ken Melanson RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Jeff Palmer RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Ren Thomas PhD, RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Director


Adam Wright RPP, MCIP

Position:Poste : Director