Benefits of Membership


A weekly enews, bulletins and the PLAN North West.

Regional events are held in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge/Medicine Hat to provide a forum for learning and informal discussion.

Education Sessions
The Institute sponsors professional development sessions twice a year. These sessions are usually in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting and the APPI Conference.  APPI also maintains a resource library at their office that is available for members use.

Continuous Professional Learning Program
Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) covers the specific activities that members of a professional body actively engage in to further their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities, relevant to the contemporary theory, methods, and practice of that profession.

As professional planners, we live and practice our profession in a knowledge economy that rewards innovation and generates rapid change.  Our employers, clients and public have a growing need and expectation that Planners remain current, participate in that innovation and provide positive direction to direct that change.   

Monitoring Issues and Legislation
The Institute monitors planning related issues and responds to the appropriate government departments and agencies with policy papers or briefs for various issues affecting the practice of planning and the public in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Institute provides representatives to other organizations on issues, panels and commissions that relate to Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut planning profession.

Outstanding achievements in the practice of planning  and volunteers are recognized through the Annual APPI Awards program.

APPI Professional Liability Insurance Program
BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd (BMS Group), is the Institute's new and exclusive insurance broker for all regulated members' Professional Liability Insurance (PLI).