The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is pleased to announce the findings of its Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Insight Survey, which looked at our members’ experiences and opinions on inclusion and belonging, as well as current demographic information of the Canadian planning profession. The questions focused on the five key constructs of inclusion and inclusive environments: belonging, fairness, support, voice, and leadership commitment.

In 2020, CIP released its Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap, which reaffirmed CIP’s commitment to representing the diversity of CIP’s members in the organization’s leadership, supporting inclusive workplaces for planning professionals, and advocating for social equity and inclusion in planning. This report marks another step forward in this work. The Institute will use the results to build off the changes made to date and address areas that require further attention.

“The findings of the survey are an important benchmark and call to action, deserving of consideration from across the profession,” reflected CIP President Dan Huang RPP, MCIP. “We now have metrics that will help focus our actions, which in turn will ensure that our profession is increasingly reflective of the diverse communities which it serves.”

Read the report.