Welcome to the website of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute.

Founded in 1988, MPPI is the Manitoba affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners and represents over 150 planning professionals and students across Manitoba.

Our members work in the public service and the private sector, in a variety of areas such as land use planning and development, public engagement, environmental resource management, heritage conservation, social and community planning, transportation planning and economic development.

Our mission is to promote pride and excellence in professional planning as it applies to the stewardship of the natural and built environments and to the building of healthy communities.

Explore this website to find out more about MPPI activities and events, continuous professional learning, how to become a member, and why you might choose to study and work in the dynamic field of planning in Manitoba.


MPPI Annual General Meeting

April 17, 2018

Little Brown Jug 

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Little Brown Jug, 336 William Avenue, Winnipeg.

The program will include:

6:30 pm           Doors open, cash bar, networking and snacks

7:00 pm            MPPI Annual General Meeting 2018

7:30 pm            Keynote Address:

Pint-Sized Changes for Craft Brewing

Robert Kostiuk, MCIP, RPP, City of Winnipeg Urban Planning 

Recent changes to the Winnipeg Zoning By-law now provide greater flexibility to establish craft-breweries, distilleries or wineries throughout the City. This presentation will review how/why the zoning     changes were implemented and what the changes mean for those looking to establish their own craft brewery in Winnipeg.

Robert Kostiuk, MCIP, RPP has been with the City of Winnipeg Urban Planning Division since 2009. He has worked as a district planner and currently works within the Plan Implementation Branch on long range planning projects. Prior to joining the City of Winnipeg, Robert was a planner at HTFC Planning & Design.

Zoning for Cannabis

Kari Schulz, Province of Manitoba, Community & Planning Office

The Department of Municipal Relations has prepared a resource guide for Manitoba municipalities outlining zoning options for retail cannabis stores. Today's presentation will outline key criteria municipalities should consider prior to amending their zoning by-laws.

Kari Schulz has worked for over 10 years in land use planning.  After working in the City of Mississauga planning department, Kari returned to Winnipeg in 2005 to obtain her Masters' degree in City Planning at the University of Manitoba.  In 2008 she began working at the Steinbach regional planning office reviewing development plans, zoning by-laws and subdivision applications. In 2011 she transferred to the Community and Planning Office in Winnipeg and regularly provides land use planning support to the regional offices. 

See below for the Agenda and related reports.  

2018 AGM Agenda

MPPI Treasurers Report

University Liason Report

Please print off your own copy and bring to the meeting. If you have any questions, please be in touch.

RSVP your attendance to info@mppi.mb.ca



2018 MPPI Exceptional Service 

Friends of Planning Awards


Have you always thought that your friend or colleague in planning deserves to be recognized for their exceptional service or contribution to the profession? Do you know of someone in the community who models 'good planning principles' in their everyday life or work and has increased the profile of planning?

Nominate them for an MPPI Award by filling out the below form and submitting it with the appropriate documentation by Monday, June 18, 2018.

MPPI Awards Information and Nomination Form

Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon during the 2018 Soul Conference (July 19 - 22) in Winnipeg.



The following positions are available: 

President-Elect and up to 3 Councillor positions.

This is an excellent opportunity to: 

  • Build your professional network; 

  • Lead a small group of committed volunteers; 

  • Receive Continuous Professional Learning units;

  • Influence the major issues facing the profession and Institute. 

Council members will serve two year terms - ending in 2020. 

MPPI Council Nomination Form

MPPI Council President-Elect Nomination Form

Congratulations to our 2017 and 2018 Case in Point Winners

2017 Case in Point Grand Prize - Conor Smith and Matthew Robinson

2017 Honourable Mention - Larissa Blumenschein

2016 Case in Point Grand Prize - Jason Syvixay

2016 Honourable Mention - Evan Allan