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OPPI HAS A NEW DATABASE

Updated: August 26, 2022

As part of our commitment to enhance your OPPI member services, we have been working with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) to transition from our old database to a new, shared database.
 
Our new database will provide OPPI members with a much-improved and refined user experience through a simplified, one-stop service for login, invoicing, renewals, and more! Members may now, optionally, renew their CIP membership directly through OPPI in a single payment.
 
As a result, a number of member services will be temporarily unavailable.

IMPORTANT DATES

OPPI wants to ensure the smooth transition of your member data from our old database to our new one. That’s why this project is being rolled out in a few phases.
Phase 1
Member self-serve and other
database features are paused.
August 26, 2022
Phase 2
Member self-serve and other
database features are restored.
End of October
 
During Phase 1, the biggest change is that self-serve access to your Member Profile will be temporarily unavailable, but access to some OPPI services linked to the database will be available, including: submitting events to the OPPI Events Calendar, adding new job postings, and submitting new membership applications.
 
During Phase 2, all access to the database and its features will be restored. Once our new database is fully up and running, access to OPPI services linked to the database will return to normal – except it will be so much better!

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

  • If you can hold off on doing anything within your Member Profile during Phase 1, we encourage you to wait until the self-serve feature is restored in Phase 2.
 
  • If there’s something urgent you need to do within your Member Profile during Phase 1, please reach out to a member of the OPPI staff team.

MEMBER PROFILE QUESTIONS

Personal Information Questions
Contact info@ontarioplanners.ca

Member Application Questions
Contact applications@ontarioplanners.ca
 
Certificate and Receipt Questions
Contact renewal@ontarioplanners.ca
 
Finance and Payment Questions
Payments by credit card will still be able to be processed through the website.
For other payment questions, contact finance@ontarioplanners.ca
 

ACCESSING OPPI SERVICES

During this transition, many of your member services will still be available, but the way you access them might have changed.

OPPI DIRECTORIES

Member Register  
Member Directory
  • The Member Directory will be unavailable during Phase 1.
  • You can view the Member Register to find your peers in the meantime.
  • In our new database, the Member Register and Member Directory will be combined for easy access!
 
Consultants Directory
  • The Consultants Directory is currently under construction as we work towards a new and improved version.
  • For questions about listing your company, contact admin@ontarioplanners.ca.

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Most of OPPI’s educational offerings are still available and accessible during Phase 1!
The only thing that will change is how you log your Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) units.
 
Logging CPL Units
  • You won’t have self-serve access to log your CPL units in Phase 1.
  • In the meantime, you can use this Offline CPL Reporting Form to keep track of your CPL units.
  • To thank you for your patience, the CPL deadline will be extended to January 31, 2023.
  • For CPL questions, contact membership@ontarioplanners.ca.
 
Events Calendar  
2GETHER Conference
  • You can still register for the 2GETHER conference!
  • For non-member students applying for OPPI membership in order to attend the conference: your applications will be processed during Phase 1.
 
Y Magazine  
Planning Exchange Blog
Digital Learning Platform

OPPI RESOURCES

Planners Connect  
 Career Centre

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Y MAGAZINE FAQs

Why don't have I have to log in to read Y Magazine like I did before?  
The decision to make Y Magazine as accessible as possible was made with our members in mind, to increase the value of your OPPI membership. Not only is it easier to read current and past issues online, it also allows for greater promotion of the OPPI brand and RPP designation to a broader audience.

How can I read Y Magazine issues online?
It's easy to read current and past issues of Y Magazine online! You can choose to read the flipbook version of the magazine, where you can digitally turn the pages, navigate to articles, and zoom in and out. Or, you can download the PDF version of the magazine to read it or share it with friends and colleagues.  

PLANNERS CONNECT FAQS

Why do I have to create a new password to log onto Planners Connect?  
Certain member services, like Planners Connect, are connected to our database. As we transition member data from our old database to our new one, some member services will be temporarily unavailable. In the case of Planners Connect, that means that you won't be able to use your regular OPPI login credentials to access the site. So, we've come up with a new way to log into the platform so you can continue to use Planners Connect without too much interruption. To log into Planners Connect, simply use the same email address that you used before, and then create a new password.

Will resetting my password mean that I lose my posts and past contributions on Planners Connect?  
Don't worry, by resetting your password, you are simply creating unique login credentials. All your posts and contributions will remain on Planners Connect.

Will Planners Connect ever be reconnected to the database? 
Yes! Once all database access is restored in Phase 2, Planners Connect will be reconnected with the database and you will be able to use one set of OPPI login credentials to access the platform - that's what we call "single sign-on." Stay tuned for more information on when this will happen, but for now, be sure to remember your new Planners Connect password so you can log in easily during this transition period. 

What if I don’t remember my Planners Connect email and/or new password?  
If you have any trouble logging into Planners Connect during this transition period, contact communications@ontarioplanners.ca.
 

CAREER CENTRE FAQs

What is the OPPI Career Centre? How is this different than the old OPPI job board? 
OPPI has identified the need to expand our member services to support you throughout your career journey. That's why we're excited to introduce the new and improved OPPI Career Centre! This will be so much more than just a job board - we will continue to add new resources to support you every step of the way, making the OPPI Career Centre a one-stop-shop for all your career needs.

Will the OPPI Career Centre look different that what I am used to?  
Yes, it will be better than ever! The OPPI Career Centre is intuitive, user-friendly, and designed to make the process of job searching as easy and simple as possible.

Why don't have I have to log in to view the OPPI Career Centre like I did before?  
The decision to make the OPPI Career Centre as accessible as possible was made with our members in mind, to increase the value of your OPPI membership. Not only is it easier for you to search job postings, it also allows for greater promotion.