Volunteer Recognition Program

Know a colleague who has made an impact within APPI? Nominate them for one of our Volunteer Recognition Awards. 

Volunteers make up a large part of APPI as a professional organization. APPI's Volunteer Recognition Program recognizes individual dedication and contributions to APPI and the planning profession more generally.

The recipients are honored at the Annual General Meeting. 

2021 Call for Submissions: Deadline: 3:00 PM, March 24, 2021

Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award Nomination Form

Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form

Exceptional Mentor Award Nomination Form


Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award

This prestigious award is the highest honour awarded to an APPI RPP member, recognizing long term commitment to the Institute and volunteerism. The recipients have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the planning profession and have contributed to the Institute in a number of capacities. The APPI membership at large nominates their peers for the award and a volunteer adjudication committee selects the winning recipients.

Nominations are restricted to APPI RPP members who have a minimum ten years of service.

Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Award Nomination Form

Congratulations to all Recipients of this Award! Click here for the list.

2020 Recipient

Ann Peters RPP Click here

 


Long Term Service Recognition Program 

The Long Term Service Recognition program recognizes and celebrates APPI RPP members, their service and dedication to the Institute and the profession.

The recipients are honored at the annual APPI Volunteer Awards and Appreciation Celebration.

The objectives of the Long Term Service Recognition Program are to:

  • recognize long-term membership with the professional planning organization as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) or its equivalent in Canada and includes those now retired from practice. 
  • increase the level of pride and satisfaction of membership amongst APPI members.
  • promote the contributions planners to the profession and them building awareness of the Institute. 

The annual Volunteer Celebration on November 26, 2020 recognized the APPI RPP members with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

Daniel Whelton – 20 years as an RPP
Erik Backstrom – 20 years as an RPP
Graham Beck – 20 years as an RPP
Karen Roberts – 20 years as an RPP
Lenore Mitchell – 20 years as an RPP
Nancy Hackett – 20 years as an RPP
Stuart Wraight – 20 years as an RPP
Tracey Tester – 20 years as an RPP

Alberta Flootman – 25 years as an RPP
Chuck McNutt – 25 years as an RPP

Alan Wallace - 30 years as an RPP
Frank Liszczak – 30 years as an RPP
Greg Birch - 30 years as an RPP
Greg Hofmann – 30 years as an RPP
Curtis Cundy - 30 years as an RPP
Ronald Morrison - 30 years as an RPP

Geoff Chow – 35 years as an RPP
Duncan Fraser – 35 years as an RPP

Robert Riddett – 40 years as an RPP
Werner Fischer – 400 years as an RPP
Brent Hughes – 40 years as an RPP
Philip Dack – 40 years as an RPP
Olga Lovatt – 40 years as an RPP
Kent Stewart – 40 years as an RPP
Louise Gibson - 40 years as an RPP
Jean Porteous - 40 years as an RPP

Richard Parker - 45 years as an RPP

 


Council Service Awards

The Council Service Awards are given to outgoing members of APPI Council. APPI acknowledges the following former members of APPI Council, whose Council terms ended April 30, 2020. We thank them for their dedication to the profession and leadership of the Institute.

Erin O’Neill RPP
Kate van Fraassen RPP
Gary Willson RPP 
Bernice Gonzalez RPP

 


Exceptional Mentor Award

Has an RPP member gone above and beyond in supporting the growth of your professional planning practice and competence, or in serving as your mentor during the RPP certification process?  Please consider showing your appreciation by nominating them for the Exceptional Mentor Award so that they can be recognized and celebrated.

Exceptional Mentor Award Nomination Form

2020 Recipient

Thom Mahler RPP Click here

 


Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes a significant contribution made in the previous year. This award is open to any member, regulated or non-regulated. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute serving on an APPI Committee or initiative, or alternatively representing APPI on a specific project or initiative at the national level.

Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination Form

2020 Recipient

Oliver Green RPP Click here

 


Volunteer Appreciation

We are proud to celebrate each one of you that spend your time volunteering for APPI. APPI ‘s volunteers serve in many capacities such as the Annual Conference Committee, Registration Committee, Regional Events Committees, Discipline Committee, adjudicating awards, serving as mentors and sponsors for those Candidate members seeking RPP certification, or serving as APPI’s representatives on a variety of external bodies such as the Safety Codes Council, Professional Standards Board, the Calgary Planning Commission or the Edmonton Design Committee.

Approximately 25% of our members volunteer in some capacity. This is something the membership should be very proud of and we thank all of you for your contribution.