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IN THIS ISSUE
 NOV
Moving Forward on Bill 122
YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY
MOVING FORWARD ON BILL 122 
We are pleased to announce that on November 1st, with the unanimous consent of the legislature, sponsorship of Bill 122 was transferred to MPP Ted McMeekin . Mr. McMeekin is a Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and a former Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing, and a long-time friend of the planning profession. 

OPPI is excited to work with MPP McMeekin in the coming months to move forward Bill 122.
Find out how you can be involved and help us advance planning and the planning profession in this Province!


BUILDING RPP
OPPI CELEBRATES PLANNING EXCELLENCE!  

On November 1st, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) announced the 2017 winners of the Excellence in Planning Awards at an event held at Queen's Park.
 
The Excellence in Planning Awards recognize innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem-solving, and communications in urban and community design, planning studies or reports, and public education. These are the best of the best in urban and rural planning across the Province. Click here to learn more about this year's winners! 

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
#OPPI17: NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL LEARNING!
Did you miss the 2017 OPPI Conference? Fear not! Select sessions from the Conference were recorded just for you, and are now available on OPPI Digital Learning
 
Enjoy 10+ hours of new content covering all four of the Conference's themes, and then some!
 
If you need a few more learning units to round out your CPL commitments for 2017, OPPI Digital Learning is your source for on-demand learning anytime, anywhere. 
YOUR ONLINE PLANNING COMMUNITY
OPPI's Planning Exchange Blog has been live for two years now, helping to  facilitate the exchange of planning knowledge, best practices and issues important to professional planners. 

Check out this infographic to see how, with your help as a contributor or reader, we have become a trusted online source and an important component of OPPI's online community. 

To all readers and contributors, we thank you!  
WE ARE OPPI
2018 SCHOLARSHIPS - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! 

2017 Scholarship Winners Emily Goldney and Sydney Bailey with past OPPI President Andrea Bourrie and Ronald M. Keeble.
Attention all Student Members! OPPI has three prestigious scholarships available in 2018.
In addition to the Ronald M. Keeble Undergraduate Scholarship and the Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship, you can also apply for Andrea Bourrie 2018 Scholarship.
 
In recognition of Andrea Bourrie's term as President, the scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in the field of planning for Community Engagement, Public Consultation and Strategic Initiatives.

Apply today online at ontarioplanners.ca/scholarships
NOVEMBER COUNCIL AGENDA

Later this month, OPPI Council Directors will meet in Toronto to focus on a new strategic agenda for the 2017-2018 year. This meeting is the first to include OPPI's newly acclaimed Council Directors . Here are the topic areas that will be discussed:
  • Generative discussion on member value
  • Review and adjustment of INSPIRE OPPI Strategic Plan 2020  
  • 2018 Strategic Priorities and Business Plan - the path ahead
  • Public policy and stakeholder engagement through a new lens
  • Leadership competencies for a high performance Board of Directors to better serve our membership
OPPI Council meets four times a year. Agendas and minutes are available upon request to the  OPPI office
WhatyouneedtoknowWHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

2018 Membership Renewal
This is a friendly reminder to renew your OPPI 2018 membership prior to January 2, 2018. Go to the OPPI website at ontarioplanners.ca and log into your Member Profile to record your 2017 CPL activities (for Full and Candidate Members). For further information, contact renewal@ontarioplanners.ca .
 
Record Your 2017 CPL!
RPPs are the professionals specifically educated, ethically committed and trained to guide decision makers, the public and people in all sectors along the better-informed path to inspired communities in the public interest. Questions about CPL? Have a look through OPPI's  CPL Program Guide  and log your  CPL Units 
now!

Your Member Profile
Keeping your profile updated helps us to continue to engage you in the many programs and services we provide that support you along your professional journey. Update your member profile today
Videos
FEATURED VIDEO
 
Is your community ready? 
OPPI President Jason Ferrigan, RPP, invites you to submit a proposal to speak at the 2018 OPPI Symposium in Sudbury, Ontario. 


careers
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Searching for a Job?
Targeted to planners, search the OPPI Job Ads to save you time and effort when looking for a new position.

Are you an Employer?
Advertise your available planning positions with OPPI's Job Postings. There is no better way to reach qualified planning professionals.
events
UPCOMING EVENTS

OPPI COURSES

Ontario Professional Planners Institute

234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K5

Contact

Telephone: 416-483-1873 or 1-800-668-1448
Fax: 416-483-7830
E-mail: info@ontarioplanners.ca