Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Vancouver, British Columbia

National Conference


Every year, CIP hosts a conference to bring together planners from across the country and from all areas of practice to address key issues and topics that impact the profession.

CIP often partners with the local planning Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Association to ensure the conference showcases the best the region has to offer. Both CIP and the PTIA work with local and national volunteers to determine the conference program, social events, and to identify sponsorship opportunities.
We invite you to mark your calendars and plan to be a part of one of our upcoming conferences.

Upcoming Conferences

  • July 5-8, 2022–CIP and the Planning Institute of British Columbia will host "Elevation 2.0" in Whistler, B.C.
  • June 27-30, 2023–CIP and the Atlantic Planners Institute will host “Navigation” in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Past Conferences

  • 2019–CIP hosted its Centenary conference and celebration, Generation, in Ottawa, ON. 
  • 2018–CIP and the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute hosted SOUL conference in Winnipeg, MB. 
  • 2017–CIP and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute hosted Building Resilience 2017 in Calgary, AB. 
  • 2016–CIP and the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec hosted Accent in Québec City, QC .
  • 2015–CIP and the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute hosted THRIVE in Saskatoon, SK.
  • 2014–CIP and the Atlantic Planners Institute hosted the People Matter conference in Fredericton, NB.
  • 2013–CIP and the Planning Institute of British Columbia hosted INFUSE in Vancouver, BC.
  • 2012–CIP and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute hosted the Great Exchange 2012: Putting Ideas into Action in Banff, AB.
  • 2011–CIP and the Atlantic Planners Institute hosted the Planning in a Connected World Conference.