At its meeting of June 21, 2019, the PIBC Board of Directors was pleased to endorse and adopt a formal declaration celebrating and markng the centenary of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), the national association for the planning profession in Canada. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Town Planning Institute of Canada, now the Canadian Institute of Planners, and represents a significant milestone for the profession. Congratulations to CIP and the wider planning community on this anniversary.
A downloadable (PDF) copy of the declaration is available below. The text of the declaration is as follows:
DECLARATION MARKING THE CENTENARY OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS:
June 21st, 2019
"Registered Professional Planners in British Columbia and the Yukon 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 31st, 2019 marked 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 Planning Institute of British Columbia is pleased to acknowledge the importance of Registered Professional Planners in British Columbia and the Yukon 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."
To download a (PDF) copy of the declaration click here.