CIP News


Registered Professional Planners in Saskatchewan play a vital role in helping to shape our communities, to protect the natural environment and cultural heritage and to support the provision of services that we all rely on in our daily lives.

May 31, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a national non-profit representing planners across the country. It was founded as the Town Planning Institute of Canada by Thomas Adams, advisor to the federal government in the development of the first planning legislation.

The Canadian Institute of Planners continues its vital work in key issues affecting the profession and the country, including climate change, housing, Indigenous planning, transportation, urban design, and healthy communities, in Canada and abroad. As the Canadian Institute of Planners celebrates its 100th anniversary, we are further reminded of our successful past, present, and future years of partnership.

Working together, we are able to provide greater value to our members, as well as to collaborate on initiatives that help to raise awareness for the planning profession. We look forward to continuing and building on this strong foundation with the Canadian Institute of Planners for decades to come.

The Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute is pleased to acknowledge the importance of Registered Professional Planners in Saskatchewan and mark this significant milestone in the history of the Canadian Institute of Planners; we wish them continued success in their endeavours on behalf of the public interest. 

Changes at CIP

The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are better suited to the needs of today’s non-profit sector. The Profession and the needs of the public are changing. The Planning for the Future changes shifted CIP’s responsibility from membership certification and accreditation of planning schools to the promotion and advancement of the value of planning in Canada.

As specified in the new Act, Articles of Continuance must be submitted to Industry Canada by October 17, 2014. The Articles will form the basis of CIP’s constitution under the new legislation. Corporations that do not make the transition by October 17th, 2014 will be assumed to be inactive.

To clarify the purpose of the Institute as required in the Articles, CIP Council and the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations have endorsed the Consensus Statement on the Future of CIP. Please Download the CIP Consensus Statement and Articles of Continuance for more information on voting and the Articles of Continuance.

Members need to review and vote on the Articles of Continuance before they can be submitted to Industry Canada. Voting begins electronically on May 27, 2014. A Special Meeting will be held at the CIP Conference in Fredericton,NB on July 11, 2014 to report the results of the vote.

More information on these changes is available on CIP’s homepage. Stayed tuned to this page for updates on this matter.