Canadian Institue Of Planners

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in building your network of professionals, strengthening your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within the planning community? If so, CIP has some incredible opportunities for you.

Members interested in submitting their names for the vacant positions should fill out the online volunteer application form by the posted deadline.

Position Descriptions and Terms of References are available in English only.

The operational language of the CIP committees is English.

CIP celebrates and promotes diversity, equality, and inclusion by offering equal volunteer opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance. CIP believes that having volunteers who reflect the diversity of our membership and the Canadian population, makes us stronger.


Update your Skills and Specialties for Volunteer Opportunities

Remember to keep your CIP member profile current throughout the year by logging into My Profile and updating your specialties and skills. Volunteer opportunities are based on what is noted by members on their profile and allow CIP to offer members interest/ expertise specific opportunities. As always, your privacy is of the utmost importance to us at CIP, unless you have indicated your preferences under your profile, your peers cannot view your name and information. If you would like to have your contact information reflected in member searches as a networking tool, please ensure that you specify this preference.

If you are interested in being a mentor or sponsor, please contact your Provincial and Territorial Institute and Associations (PTIA) for more information.

Posting Date Volunteer Opportunity Description Deadline Link

CIP-PSTF Scholarship and Bursary Juries

CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF), Canada's national charity for the planning profession, is seeking jurors to serve on the Scholarship Jury and/or the Bursary Jury. Jurors must be from one of the following CIP membership categories: MCIP, Candidate, Pre-Candidate, or Retired.

By serving as a juror, you can help to support the next generation of planners in completing their education and beginning their careers.
October 20, 2023 Learn more

CIP Honours & Awards Jury

CIP is now seeking self-nominations from professional members (MCIP) and Fellows (FCIP) to serve on the Honours & Awards Jury. Jurors work together to encourage the nomination of potential Fellows, Honorary Members, and Emerging Planner Award recipients, as well as evaluate the nominations received.
October 20, 2023 Learn more
08/16/2023 CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) Committee Volunteers

CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF), Canada's national charity for the planning profession, is seeking volunteers to serve on either the Programming Committee or the Communications and Fundraising Committee. There are three volunteer positions open on each committee.
September 22, 2023 Learn more
05/15/2023 Professional Standards Board - Mentor a Candidate Member
The role of the Mentor is to provide key collegial advice, assistance, and guidance to a Candidate member as they undertake their practical work experience requirement and seek entry into Full Membership as a Registered Professional Planner. 

To be a Mentor, you must be a full (certified) member of a Provincial/Territorial Institute or Association (PTIA) / RPP (or LPP, etc.) in good standing for at least 3 years and must be willing to help a Candidate member develop in the areas of ethics, professionalism and ‘public interest’.
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