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CIP 100

In 2019, CIP (formerly the Town Planning Institute of Canada) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. This will be a year of celebration and activities that will increase public awareness of CIP and appreciation for the work and contributions of Canadian professional planners. 

Reflect on the past and present, and get ready for the future of Canadian planning by getting involved in #CIP100 celebrations!



Centenary Projects

History of CIP

The committee has started doing specific research on historic developments in planning from across Canada. The historic information will be shared with the public through select activities, including an online, visual timeline of key moments in Canadian planning history.

A commemorative Plan Canada issue, reflecting on the past and looking towards the future of the planning profession will be released in 2019.

Centenary Toolkit

The committee is developing a toolkit of inclusive and varied activities that will be distributed to potential partners and stakeholders, including planning schools and student associations, the College of Fellows, and the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs), to encourage events that promote the planning profession across the country.

Planning Recognition 

The committee has initiated projects that will raise the public profile of planners during the centenary year. The projects include a call for nominations of one or more Canadian planners to be recognized as a National Historic Person, as well as the coordination of official declarations and statements regarding planners to be issued in House of Commons, in provincial legislatures, and at the municipal level. 

Get Involved

Add a unique historical entry in the categories: people, places, policy, and/or plans, and have it added to our #CIP100 Digital Timeline
Submit your favourite books on the topic of planning and have it added it to our ongoing 100 for 100 Book List resource.  SUBMIT
Learn about the many opportunities you have to get involved with Generation 2019 national planning conference, July 3-6, 2019 in Ottawa. LEARN MORE


Meet the CIP Centenary Committee

CIP has set up a national Centenary Committee, comprised of Registered Professional Planners from across Canada, to highlight the Institute’s achievements from 1919 to 2019. The Committee is now hard at work on  projects that relate to commemorating historic events and achievements by the Canadian planning profession, boosting national recognition of professional planning, and supporting the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) and related professional associations in promoting local and regional events to celebrate the Centenary.