Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Building Resilience 2017

Our cities, towns, and communities are facing a growing number of changes. From understanding new environmental concerns to responding to shifts in demographics and our globalizing local economies, planners and their colleagues are navigating new realities of what ‘building resilience’ means.
The 2017 Canadian Institute of Planners and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute’s Annual Conference, aims to support those engaged with building resiliency through an engaging, collaborative, and thought provoking forum to explore this critical aspect of our shared futures. From celebrating successes, to sharing key learnings, to highlighting emerging research and best practices, the conference will bring practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, students, and others with an interest in community and regional planning, together in thoughtful dialogue.

Join us for Building Resilience 2017, in Calgary from June 17-20, 2017!

Register Now for Building Resilience 2017

Click here to access the full program agenda. 

Showcase Your Business

Showcase your business and network with key decision makers and planning professionals across Canada by participating on one of the many conference sponsorship opportunities available. Email CIP's  Sherri Clair if you are interested in participating in the conference's many sponsorship options. 

Student Volunteer Opportunities at Building Resilience 2017

Building Resilience 2017 is looking for student volunteers to perform a variety of tasks during the national planning conference in Calgary in June. 

Opportunities exist for 15 to 20 students to partcipate directly in on-site activities at the conference. We will be seeking student members who are capable, energetic and reliable. Scheduling is flexible and according to the availabilities of the volunteers. We want to work with our volunteers to ensure they enjoy volunteering with the conference as much as possible. The final number of volunteers required and the activities in which you will be participating in will depend in part on the scale and scope of the conference activities.

Partial rebates on your conference registration fee will be given post-conference based on the amount of time volunteered.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with APPI and CIP while learning about planning, networking, and showcasing all Calgary and the entire Province has to offer.

What can you anticipate? Volunteer assignments will include

  • The registration/information desk
  • Scanning delegates into sessions
  • Workshop and mobile tour coordination 
  • Assembling documentation for the conference 
  • Acting as speaker guides 
  • Assisting with wayfinding and direction

What's the fine print?

  • Preference will be given to student members of CIP
  • Volunteer opportunities will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis with regard for interests and abilities
  • Volunteers will not be formally placed until their conference registration and fee payment is complete
  • For all students who volunteer a minimum of eight hours, CIP will refund half of the registration fee paid. Volunteers must register for the full conference to be eligible for the refund.

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