The Mentorship Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour

New MIIPOC Partnership Coming Soon

Please stay tuned for new opportunities from MIIPOC coming this fall 2023!

Prioritizing the growth of diverse urban minds

Experience the MIIPOC Mentorship Program and create invaluable connections that will help expand your planning knowledge and professional skills.

What We Do


MIIPOC’s Mentoring Program is a 6-month opportunity to build, grow, and enhance the capacity of the community of Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) in the field of urban, community, and regional planning. The objective is to create and foster trusting relationships between planners, planning students, and aspiring planners within a supportive space dedicated to mutual professional and personal development.

Key Aspects of MIIPOC

Create pathways for BIPOC to enter into a career in planning or support those transitioning from academia to work

Strengthen the presence of BIPOC in the field of planning and build a sense of community amongst BIPOC planners

Improve the influence of BIPOC in the field of planning and policy making

Who We Are

We are a team of free-thinking and multi-faceted urban planners who are dedicated to establishing critical connections between youth from marginalized communities, with planners well-established in their respective fields. Filling-in planning and professional knowledge gaps that are commonly observed amongst many BIPOC, due to unequal access to experiential learning opportunities within social, as well as economic institutions and systems.


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