Honours and Awards season has returned! CIP is now accepting nominations for the 2024 CIP Emerging Planner Award (previously the President’s Award: Young Planner), College of Fellows, and Honorary Members of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

In recognition of our Strategic Plan–1,835 Days of Impact–CIP proudly supports and recognizes excellence among planning professionals from coast-to-coast-to-coast at various stages of their careers.

CIP also aims to change the face of planning through More Equitable Planning, Together. The Institute celebrates and promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility by offering equal opportunities to all qualified individuals. We believe that honouring planners who reflect the diversity of our membership and the Canadian population makes us stronger.

The nomination deadline for all categories is Monday, January 22, 2024.

CIP Emerging Planner Award

This award celebrates the leaders of tomorrow. It recognizes the outstanding professional success and achievement–including leadership and/or service to the profession–of a student, candidate, or professional member (MCIP ®) within their first ten years of professional planning experience. The award recipient also receives registration and financial support to attend CIP’s National Conference and awards ceremony. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Please consult the Nomination Guidelines for more information.

College of Fellows

Election as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners is the highest award the Institute can give to a planner. This honour recognizes excellence, identifies prominent role models, promotes advances in planning practice, and draws leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada.

Please consult the Nomination Guidelines for more information.

CIP Honorary Members

Honorary membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is the highest honour the Institute can bestow upon a non-planner. This prestigious distinction recognizes educators, journalists, civil servants, community members, and other individuals working outside of the planning profession who have made a significant contribution to the discipline.

Please consult the Nomination Guidelines for more information.