Welcome to the website for the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians, the “CACPT”.
Our Association, now in its 43rd 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 not-for-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.
Although 2020 was not a typical year for anyone professionally and personally, and we are all still struggling with the pandemic, our Association was and still operates with the on-going dedication of its Council, accredited schools and professors, volunteers and Members.
Our 2020 virtual Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) held on November 5th, 2020 and first ever virtual Conference was held on November 20, 2020. We went back to “grassroots” and our theme this year was “The Agricultural Economy of a Rural Municipality”, which included speakers from Ontario and Alberta. Thank you to all those that attended the AGM and Conference, to our dedicated Council, as well as our guest speakers for this year.
Due to COVID-19 Regulations, we unfortunately, could not hold our Annual Norman Pearson Golf Classic in 2020. Instead, we held an informative seminar on Affordable Housing. Thank you to Indwell and T. Johns Consulting for their contributions to the seminar.
Thank you to everyone for their continued support, including at our accredited schools, Olds College, Langara College, COGS, Mohawk College, Fanshawe College and Seneca College. Seneca College is a new addition to our CACPT family and was approved for accreditation by Council in June, 2020.
I look forward to seeing everyone at a webinar, lunch and learn, or our AGM and Conference this upcoming year.
As always and more importantly than ever, ‘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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George T. Zajac, CPT, MCIP, RPP
Co-Executive Director, CACPT