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April 26, 2022  


APPI extends a heart felt thank you to all of its members who volunteer their time and energy in support the Institute, the profession and their communities. 

April 24 -30, 2022 is National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Is Empathy In Action

Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada’s Communities

Let’s celebrate Canada’s volunteers. The empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers creates connected communities and builds a stronger Canada. 

Reminder to Register for these important events!

APPI Virtual Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Celebration

Thursday, April 28, 12:00-1:00 PM
Registration and details, click here.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) will be held via a GoTo webinar 12:00 - 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2022. There is not a cost to participate, however pre-registration is required. 

Here are Draft 2021 Annual General Meeting Minutes and the APPI Annual Report 2021Official Documents | Alberta Professional Planners Institute (

The AGM qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit for purposes of your continuous professional learning.

APPI's Volunteer Recognition Program recognizes individual dedication and contributions to APPI and the planning profession more generally. Join us to honour the recipients immediately after the AGM.

APPI 2022 Conference Meet Again: One Event-Two Experiences

Call for Proposals

Deadline: 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2022

It’s been a while! We cannot wait to Meet Again at this year’s 2022 APPI Conference.

One Event-Two Experiences will allow in-person and online delegates the opportunity to reconnect, network and learn what others have been up to over the last couple of years.

Key Dates
Session Proposals closes: May 4, 2022
Interviews with virtual speakers: May 8 - 12, 2022
Notification of proposal status: May 13, 2022
MEET AGAIN Conference: October 23 - 25, 2022 

Call for Proposals complete information click here

APPI invites professional planners, related professionals and students to submit their proposal for unique, creative, and unconventional discussions that reflect the theme of MEET AGAIN.

Volunteers Needed – PSB PLAR Assessors

Are you looking for a way to give back to the planning profession?

Are you looking for a way to meet your CPL requirements?  Why not consider becoming a PLAR assessor.  Each hours spent volunteering in this capacity is eligible to be logged as one learning unit for the purposes of meeting your CPL requirements.

The Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada is looking to recruit new Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) volunteers to help evaluate PLAR applications for their eligibility to enter the PSB’s certification process.
PLAR assessors must be a full (certified) member of a Provincial /Territorial Institute or Association (PTIA) and an RPP or LPP in good standing for at least 7 years.  A  PSB PLAR orientation is attached for reference. PLAR assessors receive an honorarium for their time.

If you are interested in becoming a PLAR assessor, please contact Larissa Johnston, PSB Executive Director, at [email protected] and include a copy of your CV/resume. 

Call for Planning Law Session Potential Topics at 2022 Conference

Brownlee LLP has committed to presenting a session at the 2022 APPI Conference in Canmore in the realm of planning law.  One possible topic is Section 683.1 Development Applications of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), as there is some indication that this section is not always being properly implemented.

APPI is soliciting its members for other sections of the MGA that they may be struggling to implement or interpret, as well as other topic suggestions in planning law that Brownlee LLP could explore in support of your professional practice.  For more information or to share your suggestions email [email protected].

Call for Submissions

Planning Awards

Deadline: 3:30 PM June 20

Each year the Alberta Professional Planners Institute recognizes exemplary planning within the planning profession. Awards acknowledge meritorious plans and projects, undertaken in whole or in part by members of the Institute, that significantly contribute to the livability of communities in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Plans and projects specific to rural and indigenous planning are encouraged.

Refer to the Submission Criteria and Application Form.

Legacy Fund Award

Deadline: 3:00 PM May 13

APPI is offering a monetary award to provide financial assistance to APPI Regulated members interested in attending and presenting planning-based information at a national or international conference, or for those engaged in research of emerging practices and innovation in the advancement of excellence in planning.  
Click here for the Application Form with the submission details and evaluation criteria.

Student Awards

Deadline: 3:00 PM May 13

APPI annually recognizes and awards the achievement of students enrolled in post-secondary institutions with an interest in planning as a profession. Student awards are evaluated based on the entirety of the application and overall merit. Click here for information and application forms.

Has your Address or any other Contact Details Changed?

Click here to update your home or employer contact information for APPI and CIP, and return the completed form to [email protected]




















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APPI 2022 Conference Meet Again: One Event-Two Experiences Call for Proposals

October 23 -25 Canmore
One Event - Two Experiences



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APPI Virtual Coffee Breaks
Wednesday, May 18, June 15 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM  click here to register.

APPI Webinar - If I Had Only Known, The Trouble I've Seen!!
Thursday, May 5  12:00 - 1:00 PM
Click here for details and to register.

Employment Opportunities

Planner II
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Planner II
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Town of Cochrane

Community Growth & Investment Manager
Town of Okotoks

Senior Policy Planner
Town of Canmore

Development Planner
Town of Canmore

Planner I - Planning Coordination
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Development Officer
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Exshaw, Alberta

Project Lead, National Urban Park Initiative
Planner II
City of Edmonton

Parkland Community Planning Services
Red Deer, Alberta

Senior Planner
V3 Companies of Canada
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Urban and Rural Planner
V3 Companies of Canada
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Scheffer Andrew Ltd
Edmonton, Alberta



Alberta Professional Planners Institute

PO Box 3099
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

Phone: 780.435.8716

email: [email protected]


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