Without changes, the current API By-Laws are not in compliance with the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Recent changes to the function, structure and By-Law of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) also require changes to the API By-Law. Furthermore, as provinces have legislated the planning profession, the regulation of the profession has shifted from CIP to PTIAs (Provincial, Regional or Territorial Institute or Association). Therefore, changes to the structure and function of API are required to better support planning in Atlantic Canada. The Council of the Atlantic Planners Institute is pleased to recommend to members a new By-Law for API. Significant changes to API’s By-Law have been approved by API Council to ensure compliance with the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Adoption of this By-Law will result in fundamental changes to our governance structure and practices. This new By-Law must be approved by a special resolution of the membership. The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act provides that a two-thirds majority of those that vote is required to make fundamental changes to the By-Law of a corporation.
The conference will be held at the Lord Nelson hotel from May 17 – 19. Register online at https://lppans.ca/
Are you interested in presenting at the 2017 API Conference in Charlottetown, Sept 27 – 29? Our theme is Nimble Responses, Rapid Innovation. We’ve now issued a Call For Presentations. Get more information on our 2017 Conference page.
Celebrate Canada’s Future & History
Canada is a country of rich culture and strong nationalism. Join Fanshawe College by entering the Canada 150 Environmental Design Competition. College and university students are invited to design a local site representing Canadian values. These designs will inspire healthy and vibrant communities, a deeper understanding about our country, and encourage community initiatives.
Round 1 – Regional Competition due March 31, 2017
One winner from each region: Eastern Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, British Columbia, and Canada North of 60 will win $3000.
Round 2 – National Presentations: May 6th 2017
Twelve teams will be selected to present at Fanshawe College, London. Total Prize money of $12,000.
- Minimum 3 full-time students
- No Entry Fee
- Eligible design sites are avalable online
William Pol MCIP , RPP
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Are you a Full Member of API? Would you like to help young professionals advance their career as a professional planner? If you have been a Full Member for 3 or more years, the Professional Standards Board (PSB) would love to include you as a Sponsor or Mentor. If you have been an RPP for the last 7 years or more, the PSB also needs PLAR Assessors, exam markers, and site visit team members to review and accredit planning programs.
Interested in contributing? Fill out the Volunteer Registration Form. Following this, the PSB will contact you with more information. We appreciate your leadership and commitment to Atlantic Canada’s planning community