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CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund


The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) created the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) in 1989 to contribute to the advancement of professional planning by providing an annual scholarship program. After incorporating as a separate entity under the Canada Corporations Act, the fund received charitable status in 1990. Since then, over 100 scholarships have been awarded, totalling $350,000 in financial support to worthy students.

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Scholarships, Bursaries, and Travel Awards

CIP-PSTF offers scholarships and bursaries to CIP student members who are enrolled full-time in accredited Canadian planning programs.

CIP-PSTF currently manages several scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships are awarded for student projects that best demonstrate excellence and a potential contribution to the planning profession (in theory or practice), or a potential service to a community or community group. Bursaries are awarded to students who are in need of financial assistance to support their education.

Scholarship recipients are eligible for the Ages Foundation Travel Awards, enabling them to attend CIP’s annual national conference. Through this program, these students have the opportunity to not only receive their honours in person, but to also connect with other students, professionals, and academics, and to share their experiences back home.


The sustainability of the scholarship program is dependent on individual donations and corporate sponsorships.

Donations are tax-deductible and donors can direct their contributions to the:
  • General Fund (e.g. CIP President’s Scholarship & Thomas Adams Scholarship)
  • College of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship
  • David Palubeski Bursary



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To donate by cheque, mail your completed donation form with cheque payable to “CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund” to:
CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 1112
Ottawa ON  K1P 5J3

Does your workplace have a charitable giving program? Please consider directing all or part of your donation to CIP-PSTF through such programs like the United Way or the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC).

Corporate donations are welcome! Please contact us to discuss your options – from a one-time donation to sponsoring your own annual scholarship or bursary.


Please consider becoming a CIP-PSTF member!

You’ll become part of a dedicated community that supports existing CIP-PSTF programs and enables CIP-PSTF to expand its impact. Membership is free and ongoing until such time as you notify the CIP-PSTF secretariat that you wish to cancel. As a member, you will have a voice and a vote at the CIP-PSTF Annual General Meeting.
To become a member, please send an email to the CIP-PSTF secretariat at

Major Supporters

CIP-PSTF is thankful to the following for their ongoing support:


Canadian Institute of Planners

Each year, CIP donates $2.00 from each membership fee that it collects from its professional and candidate members. This funding supports the CIP President’s Scholarship, the Thomas Adams Scholarship, and also goes towards CIP-PSTF’s administration expenses.

College of Fellows

CIP’s College of Fellows makes an appeal each year to its members to raise funds for the scholarship program. This funding supports the College of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship.

Ages Foundation Fund

Subsidies for scholarship recipients’ attendance at CIP’s national conference are made available through the generous support of the Ages Foundation Fund at the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation.

Dillon Consulting Limited

Since 2005, Dillon Consulting Limited has generously funded the Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship.                                                            


Fotenn Planning + Design

Starting in 2019, Fotenn is the proud supporter of the Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary.                                                         

Bousfields Inc.

Starting in 2019, Bousfields Inc. is pleased to support the John Bousfield Bursary.                                                                                                           

Wayne Daniel Smith

Starting in 2011, Wayne Daniel Smith donated $40,000.00 towards the funding of an annual scholarship. This funding has supported the annual Wayne Daniel Smith Scholarship.


The CIP-PSTF Board of Directors is comprised of planners from across Canada.
These Directors promote, manage, and govern the administration of the fund.

CIP-PSTF Board of Directors 2020/2021

  • Blaire Chisholm RPP, MCIP
  • Derek Coleman RPP, MCIP
  • Kevin M. Duguay RPP, MCIP - Vice-President
  • Amanda Grochowich RPP, MCIP - President
  • Penny Henneberry LPP, MCIP
  • Stephen B. Jewczyk FCIP
  • Daniel M. Mercer - Secretary
  • Ron Shishido RPP, FCIP
  • Jason Syvixay
  • Glenn Tunnock RPP, MCIP
  • Stephen Willis RPP, MCIP - Treasurer






CIP-PSTF's Bylaws
were last updated
on June 19, 2017.

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2019 Annual Report



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CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 1112
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
Charitable registration no. 889709499 RR0001

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