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The Ontario Professional Planners Institute is the recognized voice of the Province's planning profession. Our more than 4,000 Members work in government, private practice, universities, and non-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, urban design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development. Our Members meet strict practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only Full Members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title "Registered Professional Planner" (or "RPP").
OPPI is governed by a volunteer Council that is supported by District Leadership Teams, Program Committees, and Strategic Groups. The OPPI Full Membership certification process is administered by an independent Professional Standards Board.
Below is a summary of our membership statistics for 2014. Please click here to contact OPPI for further information.
OPPI Members come from across the province and membership reflects a higher population density in the Greater Toronto Area. Certified Planners in other provinces can apply for Full (Out of Province) Membership in OPPI.
OPPI members practicing planning are employed in the following categories.
OPPI membership has experienced consistent long-term growth and over the last 10 years membership increased by 27 %