Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Continuous Professional Learning Program


The HUB is accessible to all CIP members, on demand, with no additional fees. This centralized site includes recorded webinars and conference presentations, resources, and documents. Organized by subject, the HUB is ideal for accessing free Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) content and sourcing best practices in planning from across the country.

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The recording for the Summer 2023 Plan Canada webinar, “Food - Where Are Our Priorities and How Do we Provide?”, is NOW AVAILABLE to watch on demand!

On Wednesday, July 26, authors from the issue: Janine de la Salle, Natasha Gaudio Harrison, and Naomi Robert led an insightful discussion on their contributions to the Summer 2023 issue, moderated by Dilys Huang RPP, MCIP of the Plan Canada Editorial Committee. Listen as the authors share more insights and dive deeper into the theme, looking at the points of intersection and difference between their work, and taking members’ questions live. Thank you to our speakers and attendees for such a memorable webinar.


Zoning by-laws are a particularly relevant detail of any planner's career, and their implementation can determine the nature, use, and form of every building and property in a municipality. Re-envision your planning approach to by-laws with “Writing a Comprehensive Zoning By-law”, featuring Zoning Trilogy's Bob Lehman FCIP and Derek De Giovanni.

Bob will walk you through the stages of drafting a by-law, including by-law research and Council engagement, while showing you some of the valuable tools available on Zoning Trilogy. No matter what stage you're at in your career, this webinar will help improve your workflow and set you up for planning success. Click here to view the presentation slides.

Missed a webinar you were interested in? Access all our webinars on the CIP Professional Learning Hub

CIP provides multiple resources and learning opportunities for planners to enhance their professional knowledge and meet their annual Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) requirements. Some of the ways CIP encourages your continued professional growth include:

Additional Learning Opportunities:
Open Access Course on the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada 

The free course offers exclusive lessons on the principles of the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada by using built heritage sites managed by Parks Canada as learning tools. 

Access the free course here

Report Your Continuous Professional Learning

CIP works in collaboration with each of the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIAs) to provide a user-friendly platform for planners to record their annual Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) requirements.

Report Your Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Units

CPL Reporting Guidelines from Your Provincial and Territorial Institute and Association