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.

Thanks for a great time!

The 2017 IAP2 North American Conference is history, and our thanks to the organizing committee, staff and volunteers who made it happen in Denver, Colorado! Mark your calendars NOW to come to Victoria, BC, for the next conference: September 5 - 7, 2018! Find out more, here.

Congratulations, Core Values Award Winners!

The cities of Burlington and Calgary won the national awards at the Core Values Awards gala September 7 in Denver, Colorado. Burlington was named Organization of the Year for its success in making P2 part of its culture at City Hall; Calgary's "Crowchild Trail Extension" plan won Project of the Year.

Read about all the winners, watch their videos, and get inspired to create your own award-winning P2 Process here!


The First IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium

March 19-23, 2018


You've been telling us you want more access to training on more angles for your professional development, and here it is! Find out more here! 

IAP2 CANADA TRAINING STRATEGY: Time for you to get engaged!

The IAP2 Canada Training Committee wants to hear from you as it moves forward in developing a strategy for Canadian P2 practitioners and friends.

Click here to take a special survey. (Survey closes September 25.)

Find out more about the IAP2 Canada Training Committee.THE IAP2 CANADA RESEARCH INITIATIVE - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of public participation and building IAP2’s research resources?

IAP2 Canada is seeking up to five new committee members to join the Research Committee to help members better understand current public participation activities in Canada.

Access to research relevant to P2 is one of the many  benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and three White Papers have been produced, on:
One more White Paper, on Social Media in P2, is being produced for 2017.

On September 12, the Research Committee held a special webinar to discuss the findings of its State of the Practice survey. The survey report has now been released. Download 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

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. 

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.

Upcoming Webinars

2017 Organizations of the Year featured in the next IAP2 Webinar!

Two organizations that have gone to extra lengths to embed P2 in their corporate cultures will take centre stage at the October Learning Webinar.

The City of Burlington, Ontario, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency were named 2017 Organizations of the Year by IAP2 Canada and USA, respectively, and on Tuesday, October 10, 11am Pacific time (2pm Eastern), Michelle Dwyer and Donna Kell of Burlington, and Deanna Desedas of SFMTA will join us.

Learn how they achieved that, and how you can help your organization take those crucial steps.

Click here and remember the two-stage process -- follow the URL in your Registration Confirmation email to get your login information.

IAP2 Webinars are free for members and only $50 for non-members.

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.

Upcoming events

26 Sep 2017 5:00 PM • 2002 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park (Advico Building, south east of Country Hall)
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.

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