Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Harry Harker FCIP

Harry is widely known for the depth of his knowledge in planning theory, approaches, and techniques. Always one to read widely and communicate often with practitioners, Harry has been able to bring new approaches to local practice. As a consultant to local governments, a local government planner, and as a CAO for more than 35 years, he has been at centre stage in bringing about significant, positive changes in British Columbia and Alberta communities. His career has focussed on rural areas and small towns.
Harry is exceptionally highly regarded for his commitment to mentoring planners and students, and for staying in touch with them after their paths have parted. He is a strong promoter of continuing professional development for his staff, and an equally strong supporter of hiring interns, whenever possible. As a member of PIBC Council for four terms, including Vice President and President, Harry encouraged new initiatives to raise the awareness of the profession for PIBC members, allied professionals and the public. He has served on the CIP’s Student Trust Fund Board.