Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Strategic Plan

Click here to read 1,835 Days of Impact

With optimism and pride, the Canadian Institute of Planners is rolling out a new 5-year Strategic Plan (2022-2027) and refreshed Mission, Vision, and Values. 1,835 Days of Impact reflects our intention and commitment to using our collective powers for good, and creating positive change every day over the next five years.


Inclusive and vibrant communities, respectfully connected to the natural world, for the well-being of current and future generations.


To support our members, add value to the larger Canadian planning ecosystem, and advocate on priority issues for greater collective impact.

Committed to Impact

Integrated action on complex issues: strengthening our advocacy efforts in Climate Change and Healthy Communities, as well as a new commitment to Housing.

More equitable planning, together: acknowledging that historical planning practices have been part of the problem, we are continuing our journey in Reconciliation and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in order to be part of the solution.

Career support for life: ensuring there’s resourcing available for planners throughout their professional lifecycle. We will support the diverse needs of our members so they can have long, effective, satisfying careers. 

How this new strategic plan fits into the bigger picture

As part of CIP's continuing improvements in governance, there has been a deliberate effort to separate out what is truly strategic from CIP’s day-to-day operations and continuous improvement efforts. What is laid out in this plan is the larger, strategic change agenda for the next 5 years. It represents a point of focus for Director time and attention to help shepherd the plan forwards. 

The journey is our destination

“CIP will be a stronger voice on key issues and policy that will change our world. Our aim is to change the face of planning through more equitable planning and career support for life.”

We have an exciting 1,835 days ahead of us – in fact, change is already underway. This includes new technology systems that will facilitate success, such as the new digital Association Management System (AMS) and enhanced CIP website.
We will be experimental and flexible as we explore new ways of working together and measuring impact. The plan is a roadmap, yet also a living document. It’s about progress over perfection. CIP members, let’s do this!