APPI Member Special Considerations During Life Change or Challenges
If you are currently not practicing planning as the result of a life change or challenge (for example, parental leave, health or disability considerations, unemployed, recently retired or retiring at the beginning of 2021) you may be eligible to change from RPP or Candidate practicing status to RPP or Candidate Non-Practicing.
For more information on RPP and Candidate Non-Practicing Status and how to submit a request to change member status, click here.
Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) Reporting Deadline: December 31, 2020
APPI Council appreciates that the current economic climate, COVID-19 and recent circumstances may have CPL consequences for APPI members. However, APPI Council and the other PTIAs, across Canada have reaffirmed their commitment to a national and consistent approach to CPL, and have acknowledged that CPL may be of even more value to our members during these challenging times. Click here for information and the guidebook.
Alberta Government Review of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act
On June 15, 2020, the Legislative Assembly of Alberta referred the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act to the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship for a comprehensive review in accordance with section 37 of the Act.
The Committee is seeking input from stakeholders and individuals, and APPI members are invited to provide written submissions to the Standing Committee using this form. The deadline for written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on November 30, 2020. For more information, please visit https://www.assembly.ab.ca/assembly-business/committees/RS or call the Committee office at 780.422.9601.
The City of Edmonton's Access Design Guide
A well-designed city is inclusive, accessible, safe, and considers the needs of everyone, regardless of age and ability. The City's Access Design Guide promotes accessibility in open spaces and facilities that are owned, operated, or leased by the City of Edmonton. View the guide at edmonton.ca/accessibility.
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) - Update to the Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF)
The following activity has been added to the list of eligible low risk activities that now require a WAIF rather than a full Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR):
• widening, improvements or maintenance of existing roads that take place within a registered road plan right of way
The full announcement from AEP is available HERE.
For more information, please contact either Angela Burkinshaw, Director, Grants and Program Delivery at [email protected], or Matthew Wilson, Wetlands Team Lead, Grants and Program Delivery at [email protected].
APPI 2020 Planning Awards
Thank you to the members who submitted their projects this year!
The awards adjudication has been completed and the notifications are being sent this week.
APPI will be hosting an APPI Volunteer Celebration and Planning Awards presentation on November 26, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Invitations and information will be emailed out.
APPI 2020 Virtual Conference Webinar Recordings Subscription Available for Purchase!
Click here to register and pay online.
CIP & PIBC Elevation: 2020 Webinar Series on November 17-20, 2020
Visit the website and register today!
APPI Virtual Coffee Breaks
APPI Webinar The Housing Supply Challenge
Thursday, October 29, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CIP Webinar Schedule