11114769_10153266369379522_6458077581351344929_nExecutive Director’s Message – George T. Zajac, CPT, MCIP, RPP

Welcome to the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians, the CACPT. Our Association, now in its 40th year of operation, is dedicated to maintaining high standards for Planning Technicians and other related planning professionals throughout the country.

In 1978 a Provincial Charter was issued to CACPT with a mandate to create an association that would bring together Planning Technicians in Canada. In 1995, the Association was incorporated by a Letter Patent as a non profit corporation with Industry Canada. The organization is dedicated to protecting and maintaining the high standards of its members

Full members have the right to vote, hold office and to use the title “Certified Planning Technician” or “CPT” after their names on correspondence, etc. Full and Associate members receive a certificate bearing their name and the Association seal. Upon approval and payment of dues all members receive a copy of the Association By-law and membership card.  Members of the Association also receive job circulations and are connected to our wide network of employers and fellow members across the country.

Our 2017 AGM & Conference, “Planning For Tourism” in Niagara Falls, ON, was a huge success.  As always, thank you to all the volunteers, Council, those that attended, our sponsors and the speakers.  Our 2017 Alberta Workshop, “Environmental Stewardship and Land Use Planning” held in Edmonton, AB, was also a big success.  Thank you again to our Alberta Council members, volunteers and speakers, including to Olds College for attending and assisting with the Workshop.  Also, a big shout and thank you to Stephen Morriss and Steve Loughren for arranging the 2nd Annual Norman Pearson Golf Classic in Paris, ON.  Golfers were treated to guest speaker, Glenn Scheels, GSP for the afternoon workshop.  Thanks to Glenn, the golfers and members that attended, as well as to our sponsors.

We have exciting plans for this year as well, including “CACPT40” in Hamilton, ON.

Thank you to everyone for their continued support, including at our accredited schools, Olds College, Langara College, COGS, Mohawk College and Fanshawe College.

I look forward to seeing everyone at school, at a workshop or at a social this upcoming year.

As always, ‘stay connected’ with one another, as well as with the Association.

 I value communication with our members so please remember that if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me.