What is IAP2 Canada?
IAP2 Canada is an association of professionals in the field of public participation (P2), who seek to promote and improve the practice in relation to individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest in Canada and around the world.
IAP2 Canada carries out its mission by organizing and conducting activities to:
APPLY NOW for IAP2 Canada Professional Certification!
Professional Certification is the assurance that a Public Participation practitioner meets standards for the profession that are recognized around the world.The 2017 IAP2 North American Conference
The next Certification Assessment Centre will be held June 16-17, 2017 at a location still to be determined*. The deadline for applications is March 16, so don't delay!
Download the information kit and the application form.
At a special webinar on February 22, Brenda Pichette and Gay Robinson of the IAP2 Canada Certification Task Force explained how the Application process works. Watch a recording of the webinar here.
*The location will be the most convenient for the majority of applicants.
Denver CO, Sept. 6-8, 2017
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSION PRESENTATIONS
IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada are seeking session proposals for the sixth annual IAP2 North American Conference, to be held September 6-8, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Conference is the major global P2 event of the year and we welcome papers from around the world and expect a global audience in attendance. Find out more here.
Registration is now open for this year's Conference: don't miss out - sign up today!
The IAP2 Federation is now accepting applications from those interested in becoming licensed to deliver the international training program, Foundations in Public Participation.
Find more information here.
The application period has now closed for the Expressions of Interest to produce White Papers for the IAP2 Canada Research Committee. Thank you to all who applied: the papers will be assigned by February 24.
THE IAP2 CANADA RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Read two previous White Papers from 2015-2016:
Among the many benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and two White Papers have already been produced, on:2017 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium,
IAP2 Canada Research Committee here.
Feb. 27 - March 3, San Diego, California
Emotion and Outrage! Designing for Diversity! Social Media! When Things go Sideways! Evaluation!
IAP2 members have been asking for learning opportunities on these topics, and these and many others will be on offer at the 2017 Skills Symposium in San Diego!
Find out more here.
THE IAP2 CANADA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: THANK YOU!
IAP2 Canada's Mentorship Program is another Member Benefit. This program connects newcomers to the profession (protégé(e)s) with established practitioners (mentors) for the purpose of one-on-one sharing of ideas, expertise and support. While the program was initially conceived to help newcomers develop, participants in past years' sessions agree that the benefits flow both ways.
Thank you to all those who applied for the 2017 program.
Read some of the testimonials from participants in previous sessions here.
2016 CORE VALUES AWARD WINNERS!
P2's "Best of the Best" from Canada and the USA were honoured at the 2016 IAP2 Core Values Awards gala and dinner cruise (sponsored by Hydro-Québec), Sept. 29, 2016. Find out more here.
Read here about the winners of the IAP2 Federation Core Values Awards for 2016.
Read about the Core Values Awards winners from around the world in the 2016 IAP2 Core Values Awards Showcase.
IAP2 2016 North American ConferenceMany thanks to the volunteers, staff, presenters and attendees who made the 2016 IAP2 North American Conference the success it was!
Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l’AIP2Nous souhaitons remercier chaleureusement les membres du comité organisateur, les nombreux bénévoles, les conférenciers et tout ceux qui sont venus à notre Conférence à Montréal en septembre!
Lisez ici, les pensées du président Bruce Gilbert après la Conférence.
Member P2 Resources
Membership has its benefits: