Legacy Award

The Legacy Award recognizes and supports the great work being done by members who are engaged in research of emerging practices and innovation in the advancement of excellence in planning, and/or who attend and present at a national or international conference.


The Alberta Professional Planners Institute offers:

Monetary awards to assist Regulated members with expenses incurred to attend and present at a national or international conference OR undertake planning research and/or the documentation of planning research and sharing of that research. The research award MAY be used to fulfill post-secondary requirements at the PhD level and postdoctoral student research but not for an academic’s research in the normal course of a position for which they receive financial compensation. Priority will be given to applications that advance excellence in planning and relate their presentation or research to Alberta, Nunavut, or the Northwest Territories. Award winners will receive between $1,000 - $3,000.

Who can apply?

The Legacy Award is open to all Regulated APPI members in good standing. Applicants may submit for both options but can only win one award. APPI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA). Those individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, women and other equity deserving groups, are encouraged to apply for these awards.   

APPI would like to recognize and support the great work being done by members and strongly encourages you to apply for funding assistance via the APPI Legacy Award.

2024 Recipient

Lilit Houlder, RPP

APPI is pleased to announce that Lilit Houlder, RPP, is the recipient of the 2024 APPI Legacy Award. Lilit will utilize the award to research on Exploring Aging in Place and Gender in Yellowknife.

This research will focus on the unique challenges faced in our northern communities, where different geographical and cultural factors may come into play than what may be expected from typical Canadian cities.