APPI Bylaw Amendment 2017-1
In 2016, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) adopted new bylaws to comply with the federal Not-for-Profit Act. This changed the governance structure of CIP to one based on geographical regions, rather than appointments from the provincial institutes and associations.
Effectively this means that APPI's Past President no longer serves on the CIP Board of Directors, whereby APPI and CIP cease to have a legal accountability to each other. APPI Council received the legal recommendation that the Institute amend its bylaws, such that APPI no longer require its members to hold CIP membership. Consistent with that legal opinion, APPI Council committed to moving forward with the adoption of voluntary CIP membership for APPI members effective January 1, 2018.
APPI's bylaws currently contain two references to CIP. In order to facilitate voluntary CIP membership for APPI's members, the bylaws need to be amended to remove references to CIP, and specifically clause 7.10 which mandates CIP membership for APPI members.
All regulated members will be issued a ballot to vote on the bylaw amendment via postal mail on October 20, 2017, with a deadline of returning their ballots for receipt by the APPI office on or before November 20, 2017. Regulated members are encouraged to inform themselves and vote on these bylaw amendments. Assuming these bylaw amendments are passed, effective January 1, 2018, it will no longer to be mandatory that APPI members also be members of CIP, but rather membership with CIP will be voluntary.
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