Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Department Information


Executive Leadership 

CIP's Executive ensures the execution of the Institute's strategic direction. 

Beth McMahon, MES, Chief Executive Officer, Biography

Member Services

CIP’s Membership department oversees CIP’s national conference, membership and relationships with the planning Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) across Canada.

Marisa Lingard (On Leave), Director, Member Services,
Joëlle Perrier, Officer, Member Services,
Wendy Vance, Officer, Projects and Events,

Partnerships and Advocacy

CIP’s Partnership and Advocacy department oversees national and international programs, government relations, and stakeholder outreach.

Harry Burchill MSc, MRTPI, Director, Policy and Public Affairs,
Daniel Potter, Coordinator, Projects and Partnerships,

Communications, Marketing, and Outreach

CIP’s Communications department oversees all communications activities and awards programming, in addition to publishing Plan Canada and managing the Great Places in Canada public awareness campaign. 

Sheena Jardine-Olade, MPlan, Communication Specialist,

Governance and Administration

CIP's Governance and Administration department oversees the Institute’s internal operations, including: human resources, accounting, and office administration. 

Valérie Broadfoot, Manager, Operations,
Christopher Hansen, Officer, Finance,
Sharon James, Administrative Assistant,