Learning, Truth, and Healing
Reconciliation is more than a conversation; it entails careful and sustained action toward relationship building, based on mutual respect, trust, and dialogue.
With planning practices operating at the nexus of land, livelihoods, policy, and governance, the profession has a wide-reaching impact on virtually all aspects of people’s lives. It is essential that planning recognizes and includes the diversity of needs, rights, values, and knowledge systems of all peoples living on the land.
Leading by example in the process of reconciliation by facilitating strong, respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.”
Aspiring for More
To support our reconciliation journey, CIP will undertake the following actions:
- Promoting reconciliation in our communications, policy and advocacy, educational standards, professional development activities, and our work with other professions
- Ensuring that practicing planners have access to the resources, information, training, and other support they need to embed the principles of reconciliation in their practice
- Building awareness of Indigenous histories, rights, issues, and culture among practicing planners through CIP’s CPL HUB
- Supporting the integration of Indigenous histories, rights, issues, and culture in the curricula of planning schools and as a core competency for the accreditation of professional planners
- Supporting and encouraging Indigenous people to consider a career in planning and explore other ways in which they can bring their knowledge to the profession
- Advocating for international and federal policies and actions that contribute to reconciliation
- Considering additional implementation priorities based on an annual environmental scan and membership survey
Our Reconciliation Work
The planning profession is interconnected with the process of reconciliation and has a responsibility to facilitate strong, respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Planning Practice and Reconciliation
Against the backdrop of the principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Final Report and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), CIP’s Policy on Planning Practice and Reconciliation is a call to action for planners to engage in meaningful and sustained relationship building with Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous Student Bursary
CIP is proud to co-administer the SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary with the CIP/ICU-Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF).
National Indigenous History Month
In June 2023, CIP issued a joint statement with the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations and the Professional Standards Board in recognition of National Indigenous History Month.
Indigenous Planning Student Award
With support from Urban Systems, and administrated by Indspire, CIP’s College of Fellows supports an Indigenous student in their post-secondary studies at an accredited Canadian planning program through this award.
An International Conversation on Indigenous Perspectives
On September 26, 2023, CIP was pleased to collaborate with Te Kōkiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute and the Planning Institute of Australia for an international webinar on Indigenous perspectives in planning.
The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada
We are pleased to offer the online Indigenous cultural awareness course “The Path”, created by NVision–a majority Indigenous-owned consulting company dedicated to empowering Indigenous communities.
The Path is an acclaimed six-module course on the history and contemporary realities of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
This course is eligible for six unstructured and self-reported continuous professional learning (CPL) credits.
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