About
About
The Atlantic Planners Institute / Institut des Urbanistes de l'Atlantique (API), is a professional association that supports professional planners in the four Provincial Associations in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada: New Brunswick Association of Professional Planners, Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Institute of Professional Planners and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners.
Board
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API is governed by a five member Board of Directors.

Samantha (Sam) Murphy, LPP, MCIP (2017-2020)
Chair of the Board
sjmurphy.planning@gmail.com

Tracey Wade, RPP, MCIP (2017-2020)
Treasurer
tracey.wade.rpp@gmail.com

Lindsay Church, MCIP (2017-2020)
ljrchurch@gmail.com

Rachel Gilbert, LPP, MCIP (2017-2020)
rgilbert@easthants.ca

Victoria Willes (2018-2020)
VWilles@dal.ca

Michelle MacDonald
Executive Director
executivedirector@atlanticplanners.org

Committees
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API has several Joint Committees with membership coming from the four Provincial Associations.

Continuous Professional Learning Committee

API Awards Committee

Professional Practice Review Committee

Bylaws
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The Atlantic Planners Institute is a registered non-profit organization under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

API By-laws

SERVICES
API/IUA provides the following services to the membership:
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Representation for Atlantic provinces on Standards Committee and Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada.
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Processing of membership applications on behalf of the provincial associations.
03
Maintenance of the membership roster on behalf of the provincial associations.
04
Job and event postings.
05
Administration and support for the provincial associations.
06
Advocacy on behalf of members and the profession.
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Collaboration on regional and national planning initiatives, such as climate change adaptation strategies.
08
Promoting and recognizing the profession through awards of excellence.
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Facilitation of continuous professional learning initiatives.
10
Support and collaboration for the annual conference organizing committee.
The Provincial Associations provide the following services:
01
Admission and certification of members.
02
Regulation of the profession.
03
Professional development sessions.
04
Liaison with the planning school (Nova Scotia).
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Organizing and hosting the annual conference on a rotating basis.
October 24 at 12:00am to 1:30pm
Indigenous Land Rights with Cheryl Maloney
October 25 at 12:00am to 11:45am
Using Form Based Code To Replace Traditional Zoning