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Honours & Awards

Recognizing Planning Excellence Across Canada

Explore awards given out by CIP that recognize planning excellence across Canada. They highlight extraordinary planning achievements by communities, organizations, and individuals at every career stage. They encompass both historical and at the cutting edge of modernity.


Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners

Fellowship in the Canadian Institute of Planners is the highest honour the Institute can bestow upon a planner. This distinction recognizes excellence, identifies prominent role models, promotes advances in planning practice and draws leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada. Such professional attainment and experience must be significant at a national or international planning level. Fellows proudly use the designation FCIP to denote Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Nominations are closed.

Honorary Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners

Honorary membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is the highest honour the Institute can bestow upon a non-planner. This prestigious distinction recognizes individuals working outside of the planning profession who have made a significant contribution to the promotion or enhancement of planning practice, the profession, or both. This honour acknowledges an individual’s extraordinary contribution to vitality, resilience, and sustainability in one or more communities across Canada and/or around the world.

Nominations are closed.


CIP Emerging Planner Award

The CIP Emerging Planner Award (previously known as the President’s Award: Young Planner) celebrates the leaders of tomorrow. It recognizes the outstanding professional success and achievement – including leadership and/or service to the profession – of a Canadian planner within their first ten years of professional planning experience.

Nominations are closed.

National Urban Design Awards

The Canadian Institute of Planners, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada established the National Urban Design Awards program in 2006 to recognize individuals, organizations, firms, and projects in Canada that have contributed to the quality of life and the sustainability of Canadian communities. This program encourages the submission of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects in six categories involving planners, landscape architects, architects, and/or other disciplines.

Nominations are closed.

Awards for Planning Excellence

This program is on hold until further notice.