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May 1, 2020  

APPI 2020 Conference Update

In light of ongoing uncertainty about the lifting of restrictions on large gatherings, and without a full grasp on the economic impact that the pandemic may have on APPI’s potential in person conference attendance as well as sponsorship commitment, APPI Council, in consultation with the Conference Committee, has made the decision to cancel the in person offering of the 2020 APPI Conference.  The focus has been shifted to an entirely virtual conference offering during the same dates. More details on registration and rates will be released in the next two months. 

2020 Continuous Professional Learning Requirements

Engaging in continuous professional learning as professionals serves “the public interest” and demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning and maintaining the highest standards of skills, knowledge and professionalism.  This time of social distancing may provide many members with the time and opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge. There are so many ways to get learning units other than by attending in-person events or conferences. The requirement of reporting the full 18 learning units, of which a minimum of 9 must be structured learning units is expected by all regulated members.

Brownlee LLP Webinar - COVID-19 MGA Update


Impacts on the Performance of Agreements, Focus Development Agreements

Streamlining Approval Processess and Meeting-Hearing Procedures

Impact Drafting Planning Docuements Deadlines

Q&A for Municipal Planning Issues

Public Engagement During COVID

Sharing these resources:

Reimagining Public Engagement for Planning During COVID-19: A Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Canadian Urban Institute
Platforms to help city builders stay connected to critical information during the COVID-19 crisis

Kemberly Horn
Digital Public Involvement Toolbox

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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APPI Virtual Coffee Break
Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Density and the Pandemic click here
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May 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Planning for Affordable Housing: Insights and Solutions for Your Community
May 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Media Relations
May 20, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Linking Land Use Planning and Parks Practices (or Why Only the "Loons" Show Up)
CIP Webinar Schedule
June 25 Planning and Financial Viability
Click here for times, fees and to register.
Employment Opportunities


Posted: March 24, Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

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Phone: 780.435.8716
Toll Free: 888.286.8716
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