The College of Fellows is a special status for Members developed by the Canadian Institute of Planners that recognizes excellence, identifies prominent role models, promotes advances in planning practice and draws leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada. Election as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners is the highest award the Institute can give to a planner. It is given only to those Members who exhibit the highest professional attainment and exhibit a wide breadth of experience. Such professional attainment and experience must be significant within a Canadian or international planning context.
To become a Fellow, a member must be nominated by another member in good standing adhering to the nomination criteria located in this section. The nomination is then brought before the Fellows Selection Committee, CIP Board of Directors and the nominee's Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations. Newly elected Fellows are inducted at the annual CIP national conference.