The sustainability of the scholarship program is dependent on individual donations and corporate sponsorships.
Donations are tax-deductible and donors may direct their contributions to the:
General Fund (e.g. CIP President’s Scholarship & Thomas Adams Scholarship)
College of Fellows Undergraduate Bursary
Climate Change Action Scholarship
David Palubeski Bursary
The Diversity Impact Bursary
Donate now on our donation page.
To donate by cheque, please mail your cheque payable to “CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund” to:
CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 401
Ottawa ON K1P 5J3
Please note which fund (scholarship or bursary) you wish to donate to in the memo line.
Does your workplace have a charitable giving program? Please consider directing all or part of your donation to CIP-PSTF through such programs like the United Way or the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC).
Gifts-in-kind are donations of property other than cash. They can include donations of land, buildings, marketable securities, equipment, furniture, vehicles, promotional items, and raffle and auction prizes.
To make a gift-in-kind donation, please contact us.
A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don't apply, you can give more and get more. You receive the charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the security upon completion of the sale.
Learn more about donating securities to CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund through CanadaHelps.org here.
There are many options for making a legacy gift to support students and the future of the planning profession. These include gifts of life insurance, property, RRSPs and RRIFs, securities, and bequests.
With any planned giving, the donor should consult with a financial planner to determine the course of action that best reflects the goals of the donor.
Volunteering with CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF) is a great way to support the organization, and to make a difference for the next generation of aspiring planners. Through these volunteer opportunities, members can support planning students and give back to the profession, network with planners across the country, and gain professional experience that is CPL-eligible.
There are no volunteer opportunities available at this time
When you partner with the CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF), you are partnering with Canada’s only national charity dedicated to advancing excellence in the planning profession by supporting the education of future planners.
Through your investment in CIP-PSTF, you can:
Make a direct impact on worthy students’ education and future careers
Promote excellence and charitable-giving within your organization
Enhance your corporate image
SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES
CIP-PSTF is always interested in establishing new scholarships and bursaries that will support future planners in their education and research.
Sponsoring an annual scholarship or bursary is an effective way to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to the planning profession and your support for those in need. It is also an excellent opportunity to honour your organization’s founder(s) with an impactful legacy benefitting both Canada and its future planners.
As a sponsor, you may shape a sponsorship or bursary with your own criteria beyond the basic eligibility requirements of all CIP-PSTF offerings. Options include specifications for areas and levels of study, as well as those that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
CIP-PSTF will manage the promotion, evaluation, and awarding of the scholarship or bursary, and ensure the prudent management of the donated funds. Your organization will receive a charitable receipt in the full amount of your annual funding contribution.
To discuss scholarship or bursary sponsorships opportunities, please contact us
EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
CIP-PSTF is always exploring opportunities to raise awareness and funds. This includes in-person and online events, as well as raffles, draws, and auctions. Donors of gifts-in-kind (property other than cash) for these purposes will receive a charitable receipt equal to the fair market value of the gift.
Should you or your organization wish to donate to or sponsor an awareness-raising or fundraising initiative, please contact us
Please consider becoming a CIP-PSTF member!
You’ll become part of a dedicated community that supports existing CIP-PSTF programs and enables CIP-PSTF to expand its impact. Membership is free and ongoing until such time as you notify the CIP-PSTF secretariat that you wish to cancel. As a member, you will have a voice and a vote at the CIP-PSTF Annual General Meeting of members.
To become a member, contact us
CIP-PSTF is thankful to the following for their ongoing support:
CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS
Each year, CIP makes a donation to CIP-PSTF to cover CIP-PSTF's administrative expenses, the CIP Diversity Impact Bursary, and the Outstanding Graduating Student Award program. CIP's support ensures that 100% of public donations go to programs.
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
CIP’s College of Fellows makes an appeal each year to its members to raise funds for the bursary program. This funding supports the College of Fellows Undergraduate Bursary.
Subsidies for scholarship recipients’ attendance at CIP’s national conference are made available through the generous support of the Ages Foundation.
DILLON CONSULTING LIMITED
Since 2005, Dillon Consulting Limited has generously funded the Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship.
FOTENN PLANNING + DESIGN
Starting in 2019, Fotenn is the proud supporter of the Ted Fobert and Robert Tennant Planning Merit Bursary.
Starting in 2019, Bousfields Inc. is pleased to support the John Bousfield Bursary.
SOAR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Since 2022, SOAR Professional Services has generously funded the SOAR Professional Services Indigenous Student Bursary