Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Vancouver, British Columbia


The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 6,300 planning professionals nationally, and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919. 

Planning addresses the use of land, resources, facilities and services in ways that secure the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Our members work in both the public service and the private sector, across fields such as land use planning, environmental resource management, land development, heritage conservation, social planning, transportation planning, and economic development.


Vision, Mission and Values

The 2012-2015 Strategic Plan presents the CIP Vision, Mission and Values Statement:


Improved quality of life through excellence in professional planning.


To advance planning in Canada and abroad by serving, educating, informing and engaging our members.


Integrity • Innovation • Collaboration


CIP recently revised its governance structure to satisfy the provisions of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

CIP's Bylaws were confirmed by special resolution of the membership.

CIP's 2012-2015 Strategic Plan

CIP's 2012-2015 Strategic Plan sets out our directions for CIP's involvement in professional certification and our relationship with the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations. It outlines a new role for CIP that supports our strategic priorities and continues to strengthen the planning profession in Canada.

The plan details our four priorities for organizational excellence:

  • Effective partnerships
  • Capacity development
  • Financial and operational sustainability
  • Recognition of the profession.

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Download our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan.

Board Meeting minutes can be accessed by loging in to the Members-only site under Board Documents.