Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Continuous Professional Learning Program


The HUB is accessible to all CIP members, on demand, with no additional fees. This centralized site includes recorded webinar 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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While it seems that not a week goes by where something in the media doesn't catch us off-guard, many times we shouldn't be surprised. No one - not even planners - can predict the future, but there are methods and frameworks to build resilience and adaptability into our everyday work.

Strategic foresight is the art & science of anticipating, exploring, and shaping the future. Understanding how trends, technology innovations, and behavioural changes will unfold in the years to come helps shape resilient teams, organizations, and strategies. This interactive webinar will challenge participants to think critically about how they think about the future and provide some practical approaches on how to scale this mindset within teams & organizations.



Planning for Equity with Data - October 24 2022

Although often difficult to access, locally relevant data can be critical for planners, public health professionals, and policymakers to help vulnerable populations and communities. To fill this need, a new Canada-wide tool that aids the visualization and analysis of environmental and socioeconomic data in support of planning, is now available –

The tool has been developed by HealthyDesign.City, a partnership between the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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