Call for the Standards Committee Representative for 2022-2024

October 21, 2021
API is seeking applications from interested individuals for the position of the Atlantic Planners Institute representative on the Standards Committee for a two-year (renewable) term starting January 2022. The appointee is selected by the API Board of Directors.

To be eligible, the appointee must be a Certified Member (RPP/LPP/MCIP/FCIP) in good standing of API, with a primary affiliation with one of the four Atlantic provincial associations.

The Standards Committee is a joint body composed of appointees from the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations. In Atlantic Canada, we have one voting representative on the Standards Committee.

The Standards Committee’s mandate includes, but is not limited to, overseeing and coordinating the development of minimum Membership Standards and Academic Accreditation Standards, conducting an annual and five-year reviews of these standards and investigating and responding to policy inquiries from any signatory party. More information on the Standards Committee can be found here: Professional Standards Committee for the Planning Profession in Canada (SC) | CIP (cip-icu.ca)

The Standards Committee meets four times a year for a two-hour meeting. Each member participates in one or more Subcommittees that meet in between meetings of the SC and there will be a time commitment in reading and preparing for the meetings. Note: CPL credits are available for the volunteer time on the Committee.

Committee Appointees - Skills & Abilities

Committee members should meet the following requirements:

  • Have experience in and/or knowledge of the membership and accreditation standards outlined in the Membership Policy and Standards Manual (MSPM).

  • Be knowledgeable about the Ethical Standards for the Planning Profession in Canada and the Competency Standards for the Planning Professional in Canada prepared as part of the Planning for the Future initiative.

  • Be willing to serve on working groups and complete assigned tasks between meetings.

  • Be aware that serving as a SC committee member requires regular communication with their respective PTIA council/board to ensure clear lines of communication and engagement.

  • Be willing to work independently or in a working group to complete assignments in a timely manner.

  • Have good communication skills and the ability to engage with other representatives, observers, executive directors of PTIAs and CIP, the SC secretariat and other interested and involved parties.

  • Be willing to be engaged in SC activities and projects.

  • Have governance experience, particularly with managing policy development, implementation and review.

To apply:

Application deadline: November 15, 2021, 5:00 PM ADT

Please send an email with the following information to Michelle MacDonald, Executive Director, at executivedirector@atlanticplanners.org:

  • Name

  • Email

  • Provincial Association

  • Explanation of your skills and abilities as per the requirements outlined

October 16 to October 18
API Conference 2024