The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is the national association for professional planners. It is constituted by a membership of planning professionals across Canada, and has been dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning since 1919. Members are governed by a Code of Professional Practice outlined by the CIP and must adhere to the ethics contained therein or be subject to investigation.
In Ontario, the provincial affiliate is known as the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI). Members of the Institute have the designation Registered Professional Planner (RPP), and are qualified to provide an expert planning opinion on matter before the Ontario Municipal Board. Members are governed by a Professional Code of Conduct outlined by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and must adhere to the ethics contained herein or be subject to investigation.