Learning Centre

Welcome to the SPPI Learning Centre. See below for articles and resources that may be useful to our membership. If you have any documents you would like to submit for our Learning Centre, please send them to info@sppi.ca


The HUB is accessible to all CIP members, on demand, with no additional fees. This centralized site includes recorded weinar and conference presentations, resources, and documents. Organized by subject, the HUB is ideal for accessing free Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) content and sourcing best practices in planning from across the country. Login is required.

Truth and Reconciliation

APPI, in partnership with other professional associations in Alberta, have created below document for corporations and individuals who wish to better understand the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations.  The resources included are both formal and informal learning and all can be claimed as continuing competence activities:

Truth Reconciliation Day Sept 30 Resources-min

Planning Ethics Workshop

See below for the March 31 SPPI Planning Ethics Workshop. Thank you to Glen Grismer for presenting to our members:

Planning Ethics Workshop

Here is a copy of the Professional Planning Ethics in pdf format.

Winter Cycling Webinar

See below for the December 15 SPPI Winter Cycling Webinar with Ellen McLaughlin and Tyler Rittinger. Thank you to Ellen and Tyler for presenting to our members:

Winter Cycling Webinar

Community Adaptation to Climate Change

See below for the September 28 SPPI Webinar, Community Adaptation to Climate Change with Dr. Robert Patrick. Thank you to Dr. Patrick for delivering an informative and thought provoking session for our members:

Community Adaptation to Climate Change

Canadian Transit Agencies Response to COVID-19

See below for the September 24 SPPI Webinar, Canadian Transit Agencies Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Ehab Diab. Thank you to Dr. Diab for presenting to our members:

Canadian Transit Agencies Response to COVID-19

Planning 101

See below for the July 9  SPPI Webinar, Planning 101 with Jenna Schroeder. Thank you to Jenna for an informative presentation to SPPI members:

Planning 101 with Jenna Schroeder


SPPI Planning 101 – Presentation Slides


SPPI Proponent Handbook

In November the Professional Development Committee of SPPI hosted the DTC for Planners workshop in Saskatoon.  The workshop was conducted by Karen Bolton and Monique Young of the Aboriginal Consultation Unit of the Ministry of Government Relations.  The workshop included guidance for municipalities and developers on early engagement related to projects that may trigger government’s duty to consult.  See below for the Proponent Handbook:

SPPI Proponent Handbook


2019 SPPI Conference Resources

See below for presentations that were at the recent 2019 SPPI Conference, Good Neighbours Strong Communities:

Criteria Based Decision Making by Colleen Yates, Equinox

Neighborhoods First by John Reuter, Strong Towns

A Curbside Chat by John Reuter, Strong Towns

Rural Contributions to Community Building, Jessica Mitchell and Jana Jedlic, RM of Edenwold

Provincial Update Summary, Janna Morgan, Ralph Leibel and Riley Stefanik, CPB,  Ministry of Government Relations

Asset Management and Municipal OCP, Jaimie Hallett, Northbound Planning


See below for recent presentations from the Saskatoon Talks on Tap, BRT and Bike Lanes by Dr. Ehab Diab and Michaela Sidloski from the University of Saskatchewan and Danae Bologun and Rob Dudiak with the City of Saskatoon:

BRT – Dr. Diab and Michaela Sidloski PART1

BRT – Dr. Diab and Michaela Sidloski PART2

BRT – Danae Balogun

BRT – Rob Dudiak


Professor David Gordon (Queen’s University) has been doing some interesting digging into historic materials on Saskatchewan planning published in the Journal of the Town Planning Institute of Canada from 1920-32. See below for the recovered documents:

1920 Pages 17-20 from JTPIC

1924 Pages 15-16 from JTPIC

1927 Pages 152 JTPIC

1927 Pages 184-5 from JTPIC


Regional & Urban Planning Program 50th Anniversary Collection 2018

Reclaiming the Back Alley Akkerman

Gender myth and the mind-city composite Akkerman

Winter Cities and Mood Disorder Akkerman

Myths of the North and origins of city form Akkerman

Platonic Myth and Urban Space Akkerman

Understanding Western Canada’s Dominion Land Survey System

The Citification of Small Town Plans

Re-designing Rural Residential Areas with Public Transportation in mind