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Fostering Inclusive Places

Planners create safe and inclusive communities for all through thoughtful engagement and participatory approaches.

The Canadian planning profession has an ethical responsibility to work for the public good. Applying an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) lens to all levels of planning practice is required to confront and address systemic racism and discrimination in the governance systems, practices, and policies that planners create, influence, and implement.

Applying an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens to planning practice is required to confront and address systemic racism and discrimination.”

Aspiring for More

CIP aspires to be a trusted voice for equity, diversity, and inclusion for Canada’s planning community by:

Leaders: Representing the diversity of our communities in the organization’s leadership

Members: Supporting inclusive workplace and planning practices for professionals

Communities: Advocating for social equity in planning for our diverse communities

Taking Action

Our EDI Work 

CIP is committed to continuously integrating the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion into our work.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap

In 2020, CIP adopted an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap, which guides our action in four areas: leadership, commitment, education and communication, systemic changes, and sustainment. The Roadmap informs our work to improve representation across the profession and contributes to equitable governance with advocacy, awareness and capacity-building initiatives, and financial support for planners.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Insights Survey 

CIP’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Insights Survey looked at members’ experiences and opinions on inclusion and belonging, as well as current demographic information of the planning profession. The survey focused on the five key constructs of inclusion and inclusive environments: belonging, fairness, support, voice, and leadership.

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50-30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage

CIP is a proud signatory of the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge. The program challenges Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplaces, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table.

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More Resources

Check out the latest blog posts on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Watch our latest webinars on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Read more resources on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

See who we’re working with on equity, diversity, and inclusion.