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April 20, 2020  

Thank you to those who participated and contributed to the success of the first APPI Virtual Coffee Break!

More sessions are being planned and set up as events on the APPI Events under Upcoming Events web page. These meetings are free however, you must register and the GoTo meeting login information will be emailed to you with the registration confirmation email.

Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - The Safety State click here

Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Density and the Pandemic click here

April 19 - 25 is National Volunteer Week
Thank You APPI Volunteers!

Your contributions and leadership ensure that the goals of the APPI strategic plan are met and that Planners everywhere are recognized as integral members of all communities. Thank you for being passionate and dedicated ambassadors to the profession, promoting the value of the RPPs and the work you do.

Free Webinar!

May 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Media Relations

Speaking to media can be a scary thing but if done right can be a great resource to share your organization’s story.
Enterprise Canada is a full-service firm with a proven track record delivering strategic communications, media training, research, marketing, digital strategy, content creation, public relations and advocacy solutions to a diverse range of clients across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Enterprise Canada’s Erika Barootes, has acted as a spokesperson and media relations advisor to a former premier, a major Edmonton corporation, and various elected officials federally, provincially, and municipally. 
She will walk you through Media Training 101, provide scenarios and proposed approaches, how to pitch a good news story, and give you a checklist for when you engage with media.
By the end of the session you will:
o    Increase your knowledge of the media landscape
o    Build your confidence in working with media
o    Develop skills for great interviews

This webinar qualifies for 1.0 structured learning unit.


Reminder to Submit!! 2020 APPI Awards Call for Submissions

Deadlines Extended to May 14, 2020

APPI Student Scholarships and Awards 2020 Call for Submissions

The APPI Student Education Scholarship is intended to provide monetary assistance to students for tuition, research, books or other academic expenses while the APPI Student Conference Award is intended to assist students financially in their attendance and participation at the APPI Annual Conference, CPAA Annual Conference, CIP Annual Conference or other  planning related conferences.

2020 Planning Awards Call for Submissions
Click here for Submission Criteria and the Submission Form


APPI administration are working remotely to maintain services and support our members. Thank you to all planners for your hard work leading and implementing strategies to manage the COVID-19 crisis. We also send best wishes and success to planning students resuming their courses online.

For full up-to-date direct information from public health officials regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation here are helpful resource links:
•    Government of Alberta
•    Government of Canada 

Think about reaching out to friends, family, and people in the community to provide or ask for support.

Stay well, stay safe, and stay in touch.




































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Election 2020 Notice
Both the postal and electronic ballots have been issued. To vote online, please click here, then log into APPI website.
The platforms for all nominees for President Elect and Councillor are now available, click here.
University of Calgary SAPL Design Matters Podcast
Check the podcast, in which SAPL students Emily Kaing (MLA’21) and John Baziuk (MArch’21) interview lecturers from our Design Matters series. Follow @designmatters.podcast on Instagram
Insta-fun Do you follow @ucalgarysapl on Instagram? We are taking advantage of the COVID-19 induced pause in our events schedule to feature student work from different years and areas of study, using the hashtag #saplstudentworkseries. 
Save the date
APPI Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Edmonton
The AGM will be delivered via a webinar. 12:00 - 1:00 PM
There is not a charge to attend, but please pre-register. Click here.
CIP Webinar Schedule
April 22 Planning for Health and Well-Being
May 21 Land Use Planning for Flood Risk Areas
June 25 Planning and Financial Viability
Click here for times, fees and to register.
The 2020 APPI Conference BEYOND SUCCESS: GROWTH BY FAILURE, scheduled for September 20-22, is happening! It may be by virtual means but we will keep you posted.
Employment Opportunities

Junior Intermediate Planner
Posted: March 11, Invistec Consulting Ltd

Posted: March 24, Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

PO Box 3099
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

Phone: 780.435.8716
Toll Free: 888.286.8716
Fax: 780.452.7718

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