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.

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

Volunteer - Professional Standards Board

Various opportunities are available to volunteer with the Professional Standards Board   View the opportunities

Connected & Automated Vehicles Task Force

CIP External Representative
A CIP representative is sought for the Connected & Automated Vehicles Task Force. More information about the task force can be found here. Open until the position is filled SUBMIT


Invitation to Share Your Ideas on Downtowns of Mid-size Cities

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change downtowns? What can be done to enhance the post-pandemic recovery of downtowns in mid-size urban areas? Researchers from Michigan State UniversityUniversity of Waterloo, and Wayne State University, who have studied downtowns for the past two decades, are asking planners to help answer these questions. Share your thoughts on how these downtowns are being changed by the pandemic and the recovery strategies being considered. Complete the online survey in less than 15 minutes. TAKE THE SURVEY