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.