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.


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Position Descriptions and Terms of References are available in English only.
The operational language of the CIP committees is English.

 
 
 

Title

Position Type & Vacancies

Description

Qualifications*

Term & Time Commitment

Deadline

Committee
member
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Partnership and Advocacy (PAC)
CIP Committee
(3 positions)
New Committee: PAC will assist CIP in identifying and developing strategic partnering opportunities, including the development of advocacy strategies, in support of CIP’s organizational objectives. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 1 or 2 year
Time: 6-8 hours/month
October 10, 2017
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
October 10, 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
October 10, 2017
Subcommittee member, Student Affairs Subcommittee (SAS) CIP Subcommittee of the Membership Committee
(6-8 positions)
New:  A subcommittee of the Membership Committee, the Student Affairs Subcommittee will encourage CIP student membership and involvement through outreach and engagement with the student planning community. CIP member
(Student Member)
Term: 1 or 2 year
Time: 5-8 hours/month
October 10, 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
October 10, 2017
CIP Representative, Professional Standards Committee (PSC) CIP External Representative
(1 positions)
The PSC is responsible to develop consistent, effective, shared national standards, processes, and best practices for persons qualified to practice as professional planners. PSC oversees the setting of standards for the accreditation of academic planning programs across Canada. Applicants must demonstrate excellent understanding of professional planning. CIP member
(all categories)
Term: 2 years October 10, 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 October 10, 2017
CSLA National Conference Speaker CIP External Representative CIP has an MOU with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) to recommend a professional planner who would give a thematically-aligned presentation at the CSLA Congress, April 6-7, 2018, in Toronto. The Congress’ theme is Moving Forward: Addressing society’s challenges through new paradigms in landscape architecture. If you are interested in being considered for this role, please submit your abstract for an oral presentation (concurrent sessions, 30 minutes in length) to CIP. Please include the following:
 
  • Presentation abstract, which includes the title, authors and a summary of the presentation. (maximum 200 words)
  • Relevance to the Congress theme and the key messages (maximum 200 words)
  • Concise biography of the primary author / presenter to include background, qualifications and experience (maximum 200 words)
 
CIP’s representative will receive complimentary registration to the full Congress and travel funding support.
CIP member
(Full Members)
Term: April 6-7, 2018 October 5, 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)
  October 10, 2017

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