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.

Click here to apply for any of the positions listed below

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 Reference are available in English only.The operational language of the CIP committees is English.

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CIP Volunteer Opportunities 2017

Title

Position Type and Vacancies

Description

Qualifications

Term and Time Commitment

Application Deadline

Vice-President, Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), representing CIP CIP External Representative
(one position)
CIP is seeking a full member to represent CIP on the CAP Executive Committee. The CIP Representative will work collaboratively with CIP Staff and Board members, CAP and regional planners across the Commonwealth, to address urbanization and the sustainable development of human settlements.  CIP Full Member  Term: 2 year
Time: 5 hour/month
March 29, 2017
Council Member, Central Experimental Farm Advisory Council (CEFAC) CIP External Representative
(one position)
The CEFAC serves as an important means of obtaining public input, advice and recommendations in order to assist Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in its stewardship role.
In this position, the CIP Representative provides a planning perspective and engages the CIP membership on behalf of the CEFAC.
CIP member
(all categories)
 
Live in National Capital Area or ability to travel to Ottawa for in-person meetings
Term: 2 year
Time: 1-2 hour/month
March 29, 2017
Committee member, CIP Indigenous Community Planning Committee (ICPC) CIP committee member
(6-10 positions)
The ICPC supports the practice of community and regional planning through solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. ICPC focuses on issues of strong governance, land stewardship, economic prosperity, self-reliance, social justice, health and well-being, and sustainable infrastructure. CIP member
(all categories) (6)
 
Non-members (4) representing Indigenous communities
Term: 2 year
Time: 8-12 hours/month
March 29, 2017
Committee member, CIP Climate Change Committee (CCC) CIP committee member
(3 positions)
The role of CCC assists with identifying and developing resource materials that promote awareness and understanding of CIP’s Climate Change Policy. The committee also supports and encourages climate change policy dialogue on a national and international scale. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 2 year
Time: 8-12 hours/month
March 29, 2017
Committee member, Healthy Communities Committee (HCC) CIP committee member
(5 positions)
The HCC mandate promotes the planning and development of healthy communities across Canada, where a strong positive relationship is established between human health and the built and natural environments. This includes, but is not limited to transportation, infrastructure, social planning, community design, and the development of sustainable communities. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 2 year
Time: 8-12 hours/month
March 29, 2017
Committee member, International Relations and Initiatives Committee (IRIC) CIP committee
(6-8 positions) 
New Committee: The IRIC leads the coordination and strategy of CIP’s participation and membership in international groups and initiatives. The committee identifies opportunities for CIP to share resources with international planning agencies and partners and will address issues related to international reciprocity agreements (i.e., shared resources), membership qualification, and training. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 1 or 2 year
Time: 6-8 hours/month
March 29, 2017
Committee member,  Nominations Sub-Committee CIP Sub-Committee of the Governance Standing  Committee (2 positions) The Nominations Sub-Committee oversees the nominations and elections process of the Board of Directors. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: until AGM (June 2017)
Time: 4 hours/month
March 29, 2017

*Unless stated, applicants must be CIP members in good standing (see Qualifications).