Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Sustaining Canada's Future.

Codes of Professional Conduct


Planners who have passed the requirements to become certified in their province or territory of practice must fulfill fundamental responsibilities to:

The public interest

Planners practice in a manner that respects the diversity, needs, values, and aspirations of the public, as well as acknowledge the inter-related nature of planning decisions and the consequences for natural and human environments.

Clients and employers

Planners provide independent professional opinion to clients, employers, the public, and tribunals, as well as undertake planning services with diligence and render services with appropriate preparation.

The profession and other planners

Planners maintain an appropriate awareness of planning theory and practice by obtaining professional education throughout their planning career and act toward other members and colleagues in a spirit of fairness and consideration.

With the CIP Member Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Values serving as a model, some PTIAs have set their own codes for planners serving in their respective jurisdictions and others have adopted CIP's. As the legal regulators of the profession, PTIAs are responsible for the review, enforcement, and discipline related to member conduct. See below for the applicable codes in force: