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
09/21/2021 Calling all IPA2 trained planners! Are you a planner who has completed the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation course in Canada? Are you interested in helping to better understand and improve citizen engagement?
Consider being a part of a new research project examining how professional planners conceive and build competence in citizen engagement. It will only take an hour of your time!
The study is a federally funded research project based out of the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, led by Associate Professor Dr. Janice Barry (MCIP, RPP) with research support from PhD student, Morgan Boyco (MCIP, RPP).
  For more information or to volunteer for an interview, please contact Morgan at

Janice Barry can be reached for any inquiries at

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