Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Calgary, Alberta

CIP President's Award Recipients

The President's Award recognizes achievement by a Canadian individual or organization whose significant contribution to the planning community warrants acknowledgment on a national level. Recipients of this award are chosen by the current President of the Institute, with endorsement from CIP Board of Directors. This award does not involve a nomination process. It is given annually to an individual or organization by the current President at the CIP national conference. The recipient(s) may or may not have membership in CIP.



Dr. Karen Lee, MD MHSc FRCPC


As a healthy built environment and policy advisor, Dr. Karen Lee and her team assist in helping communities and organizations to use built environment and social determinants of health to address the epidemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases. In building partnerships between communities and organizations, both with government and non-government groups, Karen Lee has worked tirelessly on greening built environments, improving universal accessibility, social equity and economic resilience in over 40 cities all over the world.


FutureFORWARD Task Force


The FutureFORWARD Task Force is an outstanding example of what a tightly focused and creative group of planners can accomplish through targeted research and extensive stakeholder and member engagement. Their efforts culminated in a series of comprehensive and thoughtful recommendations for the consideration of the Board.