Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Vancouver, British Columbia

About Us

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 7,500 planning professionals and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919.

Planning addresses the use of land, resources, facilities and services in ways that secure the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Our members work in both the public service and the private sector, across fields such as land use planning, environmental resource management, land development, heritage conservation, social planning, transportation planning, and economic development.

CIP advocates for planners nationally and internationally, and provides membership services that help planners advance in their careers. The Institute is a member-based organization with its management complemented by volunteers, who support and contribute to our activities on various levels.

Vision Statement
The leading and globally respected voice of Canadian professional planning. 

In support of an active and evolving professional planning profession, CIP will be involved in a broad range of activities including:
1. The development of relevant programs, products, and services that members need and value;
2. The development of public policy positions supported by advocacy and partnerships;
3. Communication and promotion of the profession, CIP programs, services, and advocacy efforts nationally and internationally.

To advance and raise the profile of Canadian professional planning, for our members in Canada and abroad, through leadership, advocacy, expertise, and education.