About Us

Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI) at a Glance

SPPI (formally Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan) was incorporated in 1963 by enactment of ‘The Community Planning Profession Act.

The goals of the Institute are:

  • To ensure to the public the proficiency and competence of professional community planners in the practice of professional community planning
  • To promote and improve the proficiency and competence of professional community planners in any matter relating to professional community planning
  • To do all or any of such things as may promote the usefulness of professional community planners to the public. SPPI is an affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

There are four main documents that govern the operation of SPPI:

  • The Community Planning Profession Act, being Chapter C-21, R.S.S.
  • SPPI Regulatory Bylaw
  • SPPI Code of Professional Conduct
  • Affiliate Agreement between CIP and SPPI

The University of Saskatchewan offers a CIP–recognized undergraduate program called the Regional and Urban Planning (RUP) program. In 1993, the Work Study Program was introduced to the RUP program offered at the University of Saskatchewan. Employers who may offer work-study positions should contact the Professional Development Committee for further information.