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:

  • Serve the learning needs of members through events, publications, and communication technology;
  • Advocate for public participation throughout the world;
  • Promote a results-oriented research agenda and use research to support educational and advocacy goals, and;
  • Provide technical assistance to improve public participation.

Download a brochure, explaining the principles of public participation (Code of Ethics, Core Values, etc.).

Read about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.

The 2014 IAP2 North American Conference is set for Sept. 28-30, 2014 in friendly Winnipeg, Manitoba! Votes are now being tabulated for the conference sessions and presentations. Thank you to all who voted, and also to those who submitted proposals. All those who submitted will be notified by email whether their presentation will go ahead.

Volunteers are needed for three committees: Social Media and Communications; Sponsor Relations and Programming. For more information and updates on conference happenings, see the Conference web page!

What's New

Apply now for the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards!

IAP2 Canada is excited to present the inaugural "made-in-Canada" Core Values Awards. Applications are being received through May 14, 2014, and the first winners will be announced in September at the 2014 IAP2 North American Conference in Winnipeg.

Read more about Core Values Awards here.

The March and April Learning Webinars, presented by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA, featured Core Values Awards winners from 2013, sharing about how their projects exemplified the IAP2 Core Values and impressed the judges in general. Recordings of these webinars are available for you to review and get your own creative juices flowing.

In March, we heard from Corri Planck of the City of West Hollywood, co-winner of IAP2 USA Project of the Year for the 2013 Community Study, and from Tracy McCabe of the City of Calgary, which received "Highly Commended" in the Member-at-Large category for "RouteAhead: the 30-year strategic plan for Calgary Transit". 

Click here to view the March webinar, featuring Corri Planck of the City of West Hollywood and Tracy McCabe of the City of Calgary.

Click here for the April webinar, with John Lewis of IntelligentFutures and Tyrone Reitman of Healthy Democracy Oregon.

Note: recordings of the monthly learning webinars are ordinarily available only to members of IAP2 and non-members who paid to take part in that webinar. However, since these are about the Core Values Awards, we are making these webinar recordings accessible to all.

IAP2 Canada AGM on April 25

The IAP2 Canada Annual General Meeting will be held Friday, April 25, from 12:45 - 1:15pm Mountain Daylight Time (2:45-3:15 EDT) in Edmonton, Alberta. Members may attend in person at MacKay Avenue School, 10425 - 99th Ave., or online via webinar.

To register for the webinar, please click here (and note there is a two-step process to register: your registration confirmation email will include a link to the webinar site, where you must reserve your "seat").

IAP2 Canada releases 2013 Annual Report

Click here to read the document.

IAP2 Canada/USA Monthly Learning Webinars:

FAIL FORWARD - Tues. May 13

Failure happens. But when it does, it presents an opportunity for learning that can be of great value. Join us on Tuesday, May 13 at 2pm EDT, to learn how individuals, teams and organizations can turn failure into a catalyst for adaptation, innovation and resilience.
We are delighted to welcome Ashley Good, Founder and CEO of Fail Forward. After a year in Cairo with the UN Environment Program and another in Ghana with Engineers Without Borders, Ashley knew it was time for some bold new approaches to some of our toughest challenges. She saw amazing people whose creativity and potential for learning was stifled due to risk aversion and fear of failure. She founded Fail Forward and is focused on helping organizations use failure as the catalyst for learning. Join us as we imagine what it could mean to incorporate more intentional learning around failure into our personal and professional lives.

As always, our monthly webinars are free for IAP2 members and only $50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Important information on registering for webinars

Registration for our Learning Webinars is a two-step process. You receive a confirmation email from IAP2 Canada to indicate that you're signed up for the webinar; it includes a link to a separate website, belonging to Citrix, which provides the actual webinar service. You need to register there as well, to reserve your "seat" and get information on how to log in.

Seating is limited to the first 95 attendees, so don't delay once you get that confirmation email.

These webinars are recorded for the use of IAP2 members in their professional development; they can be found here.

The State of P2 Research in Canada

We're often asked questions like, "What's happening in P2 in the rest of Canada?" and "Is there any new research I can use in my practice?"

IAP2 Canada's Research Initiative has now released its first report on The State of P2 Research in Canada. In the months to come, you'll be hearing about further moves in this area, and invited to take part in various ways.

More research-related documents are available for IAP2 members only. Click here to find them.

The video of the February 11 webinar, "Our Research - Your Toolkit", is available here for members and paid-up participants.

Upcoming events

25 Apr 2014 10:00 AM (MDT) • MacKay Ave. School, 10425 - 99th Ave., Edmonton AB
25 Apr 2014 2:45 PM • MacKay Ave. School, 10425 - 99th Ave., Edmonton AB; also online

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.)

Recent Job Opportunities

Members: Login for job postings as they are submitted.

Connect with an IAP2 Canada Chapter near you!

IAP2 Canada currently boasts five Chapters -- we are almost coast-to-coast!
Each Chapter 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. Please see "Upcoming Events" below or click here to see what's coming next.

Renewing your membership

If you have been waiting to renew your membership or to open a new membership now is the time to do so! New membership rates and levels are now in effect (approved at the 2012 AGM).

Existing members can enter the Members-Only section and renew, while new members can follow the Join IAP2 Canada link.

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.

Member P2 Resources

We are adding more resources to benefit members!



Copyright IAP2 Canada 2012

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software