Welcome to the Alberta Professional Planners Institute

We are the face of the planning profession within Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. We serve the public interest by providing regulation, advocacy, promotion and services for our members.

APPI's Values

  • We value ethical practice.

  • We value diversity.

  • We value resilient communities that support the wellbeing of their residents.

  • We value the public interest and believe in public participation in planning.

  • We value a fair and democratic process.

  • We value environmental integrity and social and economic sustainability for the wellbeing of future generations.

  • We value continuous learning of members for the benefit of communities and the profession.

 APPI - a community of excellence supporting excellent communities.

What's New!

APPI 2018 Conference

Join us at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Alberta September 30 - October 2, 2018

New this Year: Call for Planning Project Presentations – to be shared at the Conference

Do you have a new and exciting project that will revitalize our profession and enhance our communities? Revitalize 2018 is now seeking applications for short powerpoint or video presentations that will be on display at the conference venue. This is an opportunity to showcase current or recently concluded projects, and should focus on starting a conversation with conference delegates. This is a chance to connect with planners to seek input, share lessons learned, or simply learn something new.
If you have a project, study, research, or a new idea that you would like to share with conference delegates, please submit a short description of your proposal along with a short powerpoint or video presentation (maximum 3 minutes) by September 13, 2018. You are not required to give a formal presentation or be present at the conference to submit, however we do ask that contact information is included so that delegates know who to connect with should they wish to begin a conversation or ask follow up questions. Note that all selected presentations will run on loop at the conference during breaks.             
Send a link to the electronic file to Claire Woodside at [email protected]

The theme of the 2018 conference is ‘Revitalize’. From nations to neighbourhoods, to teams and individuals, we all experience change. Each day is a new opportunity to invigorate and renew our professional practices and in turn our communities. The conference will focus on how planners transition these opportunities into reality to revitalize the places where we live, work and play. We look forward to you joining us!
Tara Steell, RPP and Connor Smith, RPP, Co-Chairs

Click here to access the new conference website with all of the schedules, program, sponsors, accommodation and location information! Click here to register online.


New APPI Affinity Program Now Available

APPI is pleased to announce our new customized APPI Affinity Program.  The program offers significant value and savings to members on a wide range of products and services.  For more information on the program and to voluntarily register click here.

Legal Advice for APPI Members

BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. and Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP are pleased to offer summary pro bono legal advice to all planners participating in the Professional Liability Insurance Program. Click here for information on the Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) 2018 program.