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.

Posting Date Volunteer Opportunity Description Deadline Link

2021 CIP CPL Program-Call for Presenters

Following a very successful 2020 Continuous Learning Program (CPL) webinar series, CIP is now welcoming members to put forward their ideas for presentations in the 2021 series.

If you have an idea for a 2021 webinar presentation, we'd love to hear from you.
1/15/2021 HERE


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.
1/22/2021 HERE

Awards for Planning Excellence Jury

CIP’s Awards for Planning Excellence (APE) recognizes significant achievements in the field of professional planning. This program began in 1983 and has grown to include thirteen award categories. A jury of planning professionals from the public and private sector, representing every region, evaluate submissions against strict criteria. 

CIP is seeking nominations from members to sit on the APE Jury.
1/22/2021 HERE

CMHC Planning Research Advisory Committee

CIP External Representative
A CIP representative is sought for the CMHC Planning Research Advisory Committee. Details on the Committee are available here. 1/22/2021 HERE

Connected & Automated Vehicles Task Force

CIP External Representative
A CIP representative is sought for the Connected & Automated Vehicles Task Force. More information about the task force can be found here. 1/22/2021 HERE

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 on these opportunities.

There are no other volunteer opportunities available at this time. Please check back regularly for updates.