Welcome to 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.

Find out more, here.

Read the 2016 IAP2 Canada Annual Report here. The 2018-2020 IAP2 Canada Strategic Plan has been completed. Read it here.

The First IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium

March 19-23, 2018

Four Points Sheraton Hotel,


There's still time to register for courses at IAP2 Canada's first Skills Symposium. It's a chance to delve into specialized areas of P2, all while surrounded by fellow P2 practitioners in the Nation's Capital. Find out more and check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance here.

Become a Certified P2 Professional!

Professional Certification (CP3) tells the world that your Public Participation work meets an established set of internationally-recognized criteria. The application period is now open, leading to the next Assessment Centre in June. Find out more and download the Application Kit here. (NOTE: Certification is not to be confused with receiving a "Certificate of Completion" of the IAP2 Foundations course.)



Deep dives into diverse disciplines! Networking and camaraderie! Celebrating the best of the best! And what better place to discuss "Growing a Culture of P2" than in Canada's City of Gardens, Victoria, BC?

Help make the Conference happen! Have a look at the many sponsorship opportunities being offered!

Thank you to all those who submitted proposals for session presentations! The Selection Committee has some tough choices to make now, and we'll announce the Schedule-at-a-Glance soon!

Learn More!
Access to research relevant to P2 is one of the many  benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada. The Research Committee has been developing an online library, which will be launched soon. As well, four White Papers have been produced, on:
The Research Committee released its latest State of the Practice survey in September, 2017. Download it here.

Watch a special webinar, discussing the findings, here. 

Who is an IAP2 Canada member?

People connected with P2 come in all shapes and sizes, with all manner of backgrounds and interests. Meet the members on the IAP2 Canada Member Wall!

Connect with an IAP2 Canada Chapter near you!

With six regional chapters, IAP2 Canada is truly a coast-to-coast organization! Each Chapter -- British Columbia, Wild Rose (Alberta), Prairies (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario), Great Lakes (Southern Ontario), St Lawrence/Saint-Laurent (Eastern Ontario & Quebec) and Atlantic -- hosts its own events, activities and professional development opportunities.

Please visit the Chapters section to find out what's happening region-by-region, and if you are in the area, you're welcome to attend an event. Check out the Events section to find out what's coming next. 

Upcoming Webinars

2017 Core Values Award winners -- the IAP2 March webinar.

As we get ready to launch the Call for Applications for the 2018 Core Values Awards, our March and April webinars will feature more of the winners of the 2017 awards. On March 13, we'll hear from the winners of the 2017 awards "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" (Canada); and "Creativity and Innovation" (USA). Register here.

On April 10, we meet the winner of "Indigenous Engagement" (Canada) and the USA winner in the "General Project" Category. Register here.

What was innovative in their work? How did they impress the judges? How can you apply what they learned to your own projects?

Have you created -- or been part of -- a P2 project that re-defines "brilliant"? Watch for the announcement of the Core Values Award Call for Applications, coming soon to your email inbox (and this website). Read more about the Core Values Awards here.

Let's stay in touch!

Are you not (yet) a member of IAP2 Canada but would like to stay on top of its activities? Would you like to receive the information about upcoming learning webinars and other events? It will be great to stay connected and we promise not to clog your inbox! Click here and fill out the form.

Click here for a full calendar of events.

Important note on registration: to register for a training course or event, simply click on the event name. If online registration is available, click on the registration link. Otherwise, please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. (IAP2 Canada does not handle registrations for courses run by outside consultants: these are handled by the consultants themselves.)

Looking for an item from a past IAP2 Newsletter?

Look here.

IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. The latest issue is now online: read it here.


Membership in IAP2 Canada means ...

  • lifelong learning,
  • career enhancement
  • networking with others in the P2 field.

Click here to become a new member or renew your current membership and if you have any questions about the process to renew your membership, please read the detailed guide.  

For information on adding additional members to your organization bundle, please review the tutorial.

Resources for IAP2 Members

Opportunities for Youth and P2!

If you are a student currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Canada (or have graduated within the past 12 months), you qualify for  the special Student Rate of just $50/year to be a member of IAP2 Canada! Enjoy the benefits of membership while making P2 part of your personal curriculum!

Are you a student who wants to get involved? Do you know one? Pass the link on to them, and encourage him or her to find out more by contacting us at info@iap2canada.ca!

Read what one student leader and a Past-President of IAP2 Canada have to say about youth/student involvement in IAP2 here and watch a webinar on student involvement here.

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