Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Ottawa, Ontario

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.



Position Type & Vacancies



Term & Time Commitment


Chair of Sponsorship, 2019 Conference Steering Committee CIP Committee
(1 position)
New Committee:  In 2019, CIP will celebrate its 100th year. CIP is recruiting a member who is ideally based in Ontario or Quebec, for the 2019 Conference Steering Committee. This individual will also Chair the Sponsorship Subcommittee, and be responsible for conference sponsorships. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 2 years
Time: 6-8 hours/month
November 15, 2017
Committee member, Honours and Awards Committee (HAC) CIP Committee
(4-6 positions)
New Committee:  HAC is responsible for CIP’s awards and honours programs, including overseeing the process and selection of qualified jurors, making recommendations for strategic partnerships, sponsorship, and communications. The committee also engages with the CIP Planning Student Trust Fund (PSTF) and assists in supporting the PSTF objectives. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 1 or 2 years
Time: 4-6 hours/month
November 15, 2017
Committee member (academic), Plan Canada Editorial Committee (PCEC) CIP committee
(1 position, academic)
The Plan Canada Editorial Committee is responsible for ensuring timely, relevant, and engaging planning-related content for Plan Canada. CIP member
(Full Member)
Term: 2 years
Time: 8-12 hours/month
November 15, 2017
Fellows Selection Jury Jury Members (3-5 positions) The jury is tasked with encouraging nominations from outstanding Canadian planners, to review each completed dossier, and to make recommendations of those individuals recommended for the College of Fellows to the CIP Board of Directors for ratification. While not required, Fellows are strongly encouraged to apply. CIP member
(Full Members)
Term: 2 years November 15, 2017
Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Canada National Steering Committee CIP External Representative A CIP representative is sought for the GEM Canada Steering Committee. The steering committee oversees the plans and activities related to Canada’s membership in the Global Earthquake Model in order to improve the knowledge and tools required to assist Canadian communities to become more resilient to earthquake hazard. CIP member
(Full Member)
  November 15, 2017

*Unless stated, applicants must be CIP members in good standing (see Qualifications).
Click here to see the organizational committee structure.