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Part-time students & professionals in first 3 years of practice 


         *First time members or renewals after six months or more lapsed membership, add $50 administrative fee
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Benefits of Membership

Contribute to advances in the profession, guide new practitioners, inspire your peers and help your company meet strategic targets—that’s what members of The Institute for Performance and Learning do.


Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals (Competencies)© is the desktop reference every workplace learning professional needs – it is both a guide to your personal professional development and an ideal framework for the design and development of curricula and courses. The Competencies serves as the foundation for the Institute’s certification programs - a value of $60!


Access The Institute's live webinars throughout the year at no cost to members - valued at over $900! Members can also view archived webinars under the Professional Development menu tab.  I4PL offers online virtual workshops (From Paper to Practice) to strengthen performance and learning competencies, and intensive classroom courses on the competencies for those starting a career in L&D.  If you are looking to develop or strengthen elearning development and design skills, the Digital Learning certificate courses offer classroom and virtual options. Completion of four Performance and Learning Certificate courses or four Digital Learning Certificate courses will earn the Master Certificate. All I4PL courses offer a discount rate for member registration.


Members enjoy discounted rates for seminars and conferences.  The annual three-day conference in Toronto attracts great speakers from across Canada and an unparalleled opportunity for members to network, learn together, and discover the latest developments in performance and learning.

MENTOR City & Volunteering

Mentoring and being a mentor is a great way to grow professionally and to share your experience as a performance and learning professional. The Mentor City program holds three registration events per year and allows members to connect, build valuable relationships, and contribute to enhancing the profession. I4PL members gain valuable experience and enjoy networking through the many opportunities available throughout the year from committees at the chapter level to contributing to national events.


Members can participate in the annual Awards of Excellence program which celebrates and profiles the best, most innovative, most remarkable people, projects, and programs our profession offers. Visit the Awards page to see the most recent winners talk about their projects and what the awards program has meant to them.


Members of The Institute share ownership in the organization’s brand, distinguishing them as partners in Canada’s only national association for workplace performance and learning. As a member, use The Institute’s Member Logo on your website, letterhead or business cards to showcase your affiliation.

The I4PL Career Centre

Access employment listings from across the country and beyond. This one-stop career centre curates postings that are relevant to the field of workplace performance and learning. Employers can post to reach a specialized audience and optimize their recruiting while members can log in to view performance and learning jobs, searching by keyword, title and location.

Recognized Programs

Continue to grow professionally with one of the academic institutions that has been approved as an I4PL Recognized Program. These programs are aligned with the institute's Competencies. Their approved courses count towards certification program eligibility and maintenance of certification.


I4PL has partnered with PROLINK Insurance to offer insurance solutions tailored to our members working in performance and learning. Whether commercial or personal, I4PL members access the best rates as part of a favoured affinity group.

Getting healthcare can be stressful—physically, mentally, AND financially. Whether it’s a visit to the dentist, an expensive prescription, or a life-altering sickness, medical bills can add up quickly. We can help. I4PL and PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection have partnered to devise a comprehensive personal insurance program at a competitive rate for all members in good standing. Our plans offer Extended Health, Dental, Disability, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance and will provide you with the long-term protection you and your loved ones will need. With I4PL and PROLINK, you’ll be able to access the best medicine has to offer with a solution that best fits your lifestyle and your budget. Visit PROLINK’s website or contact PROLINK at 1 800 663 6828 to learn more!


The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL), as the only Canadian workplace performance and learning association that offers certification, upholds the highest standards for training design and delivery. Members who want to showcase their skills and knowledge can apply to be certified as a CTP (Certified Training Practitioner) or CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional).  After passing an exam that tests knowledge on the seven competency areas that make up the body of knowledge for our profession, candidates then submit a work product that demonstrates their skill in one of the competency areas, such as Designing Learning Experiences or Facilitating Learning. Our certified members can then proudly display their name on the I4PL website.


Members of The Institute can access discount rates on UPS, rental cars, hotels, computers and other products and services. Working with our partners, we are also pleased to offer member discounted rates on Accel5, a vast, curated library of books, articles and videos on hundreds of business and performance topics.  Our members who work in elearning will also be pleased with a discount rate to purchase e-learning templates and customizable courses from Fastercourse  they can use with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and Lectora.


Members of The Institute enjoy our own I4PL online performance and learning workshops, and classroom intensive courses at a discounted rate. With all the member benefits and the discount, it makes sense to join I4PL before signing up for a course and then continue connecting with your peers and colleagues even after the course is completed! 

Members also receive discounted rates on speaking, presentation and writing workshops by our partners at McLuhan & Davies, online courses on accessible design by our partner, David Berman, and leadership and coaching workshops by our partner, The Clemmer Group.

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The Institute for Performance and Learning
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3S5

Phone 416.367.5900 or 1.866.257.4275