Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Ottawa, Ontario

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in building your network of professionals, strengthening your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within the planning community? If so, CIP has some incredible opportunities for you.

Members interested in submitting their names for the vacant positions should fill out the online volunteer application form by the posted deadline.

Position Descriptions and Terms of References are available in English only.

The operational language of the CIP committees is English.

CIP celebrates and promotes diversity, equality, and inclusion by offering equal volunteer opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance. CIP believes that having volunteers who reflect the diversity of our membership and the Canadian population, makes us stronger.


Update your Skills and Specialties for Volunteer Opportunities

Remember to keep your CIP member profile current throughout the year by logging into My Profile and updating your specialties and skills. Volunteer opportunities are based on what is noted by members on their profile and allow CIP to offer members interest/ expertise specific opportunities. As always, your privacy is of the utmost importance to us at CIP, unless you have indicated your preferences under your profile, your peers cannot view your name and information. If you would like to have your contact information reflected in member searches as a networking tool, please ensure that you specify this preference.

If you are interested in being a mentor or sponsor, please contact your Provincial and Territorial Institute and Associations (PTIA) for more information.

Posting Date Volunteer Opportunity Description Deadline Link
01/19/2022 Governance Committee CIP is looking for up to three experienced governance professionals to join its Governance Committee for a two-year term. The committee is responsible for ensuring CIP’s organizational bylaws and legal responsibilities are followed and adhered to, and that CIP’s governance policies and procedures are effective and transparent, including an annual review of the Board. The volunteer need not be a member of CIP; however, they must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: policy development, legal, and governance and administration (particularly as it relates to organizations governed by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act). Knowledge of public policy issues of relevance to the profession will also be considered an asset. On average, the committee meets monthly (1hr) via video conference, with additional time required between meetings for related work.
If you, or someone you know, may be interested in this position, please submit your application no later than January 31, 2022
31 January, 2022 Submit
01/14/2022 CIP-PSTF Jury The CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) is the Canadian planning profession’s national charity, providing a scholarship and bursary program to students in accredited planning programs in Canada.

CIP-PSTF is seeking nominations to sit on the CIP-PSTF Scholarships Jury. Additional information is available here.
2 February, 2022 Submit
1/18/2022 Request for Proposals: 2022 Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Program CIP is now accepting webinar and online workshop proposals for the 2022 Continuous Professional Learning Program. Eligible proposals include technical and “soft” skills, as well as topics related to CIP’s policies on Climate Change, Healthy Communities, Reconciliation, and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. February 4 at 5:00 p.m. ET Learn More

Volunteer - Professional Standards Board

Various opportunities are available to volunteer with the Professional Standards Board   View the opportunities