Background

As the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon, the Planning Institute of British Columbia has been dedicated to the advancement of the planning profession for more than 50 years. PIBC is the westernmost affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners – the national association of professional planners.

The Institute was incorporated in 1958 under the Society Act of British Columbia with just eight founding members. It now has nearly 1,600 members.

Fully qualified professional, or Certified members, of PIBC in good standing have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and designation 'RPP' in British Columbia. They may also use the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

PIBC is governed by an elected Council of volunteer members who work with Institute staff and volunteers carrying out the work of the profession – including:

  • Maintaining and administering standards and requirements for professional membership
  • Upholding professional and ethical standards for the profession
  • Providing services, events and other benefits to Institute members
  • Advancing, promoting and supporting the planning profession and good planning practice

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