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CIP/ICU Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF), Canada's national charity for the planning profession, is seeking volunteers to serve on either the Programming Committee or the Communications and Fundraising Committee. There are three volunteer positions open on each committee. 

To submit your volunteer application, please complete and submit the online CIP-PSTF Volunteer Expression of Interest Form by end of day on Friday, September 22, 2023. Questions can be directed to Hannah Whitworth at

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee is responsible for overseeing the scholarship and bursary program, including reviewing and developing recommendations to the Board when amendments to the program are required.  As such, this work may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Reviewing feedback received from juries and applicants

  • Conducting needs assessments and criteria reviews

  • Developing policies and procedures related to the scholarship and bursary program, including jury management


Communications and Fundraising Committee 

The Communications and Fundraising Committee assists the Board in the planning, coordination, and implementation of fundraising activities in support of the projects and activities of CIP-PSTF. As such, the subcommittee will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and maintaining a list of existing and potential sponsors and funders

  • Assuming the lead for certain fundraising activities as agreed upon by the Board

  • Liaising with the CIP Conference Committee to coordinate fundraising opportunities for CIP-PSTF during the annual conference


Time Commitment 

Committee members are asked to commit to a monthly one-hour meeting, with additional tasks as required.

Reference Documents

CIP-PSTF Programming Committee Terms of Reference 

CIP-PSTF Communications and Fundraising Committee Terms of Reference 

Expression of Interest

CIP-PSTF Committee Member Expression of Interest Form
If you wish to provide a CV in lieu of a LinkedIn profile, you may either paste a link to view your CV online or email a copy to Hannah Whitworth at Please indicate your preference below:
Self-Identification (Optional):

Thank you for submitting your expression of interest!

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