The New Brunswick Association of Planners (NBAP) is seeking a professional facilitator to lead a provincial symposium and discussion on a set of proposed statements of provincial interest. This symposium is Phase 3 of an ongoing Environmental Trust Fund Project undertaken by the NBAP in partnership with the Department of Environment and Local Government. Phase 1 resulted in the business case for statements of provincial interest, Phase 2 included development and distribution of fact sheets on the proposed 5 statements as well as four regional meetings of stakeholders to discuss the proposed statements. Phase 3 and the Provincial Symposium is meant to bring a range of stakeholders and perspectives together to build consensus on Provincial Statements of Interest, in particular, the five draft statements on 1) climate adaptation; 2) flood risk; 3) coastal development; 4) health and the built environment; and 5) transportation and infrastructure. Submissions due by October 25th. The full RFP is available for download.
Get your nominations in for the 2017 API Planning Excellence Awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended to noon, Monday, August 21. For more details and for online submissions, check out our Awards web page.
Members can now register online for the 2017 API/PEIAP Conference in Charlottetown from September 27 – 29. Registration for the conference, the add-ons, and workshops can now be done all online on our conference page.
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/