From delivering a webinar or workshop for our Continuous Professional Learning Program to sitting on CIP-PSTF’s Scholarship Jury, there are lots of ways to get involved with CIP at the moment through volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are a great way to share your area of expertise with other members and contribute to the work of the Institute. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to build your network of professionals and strengthen your leadership skills.

Ready to get involved? Check out our current volunteer opportunities below:

Continuous Professional Learning Program Request for Proposals

CIP is now accepting webinar and online workshop proposals for the 2022 Continuous Professional Learning Program. Eligible proposals include technical and “soft” skills, as well as topics related to CIP’s policies on Climate Change, Healthy Communities, Reconciliation, and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.
To submit your proposal, please create a free Submittable account (it’s easy, we promise).

How to Submit a Proposal: Submit a presentation title and description (less than 500 words) via Submittable. More details on the program can be found here.

Deadline: Friday, February 4 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Governance Committee 

CIP is looking for up to three experienced governance professionals to join its Governance Committee for a two-year term. The committee is responsible for ensuring CIP’s organizational bylaws and legal responsibilities are followed and adhered to, and that CIP’s governance policies and procedures are effective and transparent, including an annual review of the Board. The volunteer need not be a member of CIP; however, they must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: policy development, legal, and governance and administration (particularly as it relates to organizations governed by the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act). Knowledge of public policy issues of relevance to the profession will also be considered an asset.

On average, the committee meets monthly (1hr) via video conference, with additional time required between meetings for related work.

How to Apply: Complete the volunteer application form.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

CIP-PSTF Scholarship Jury

The CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) is seeking self-nominations from CIP members to sit on the CIP-PSTF Scholarships Jury. Indigenous members are strongly encouraged to apply.  The CIP-PSTF is the planning profession’s national charity, providing a scholarship and bursary program to students in Canadian accredited planning programs.

How to Apply: Submit a volunteer application form.

Deadline: February 9, 2022