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.

Read more about the foundations of IAP2 in the IAP2 Code of Ethics, the IAP2 Core Values and the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation

Read the new IAP2 Canada Foundations of Public Participation flyer, and learn more about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.

The IAP2 Canada Annual General Meeting was held Tuesday, June 21, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of IAP2 Canada Great Lakes Chapter. View the (webinar) recording hereRead the Agenda here; download the IAP2 Canada 2015 Annual Report here.

2017 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium

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, Feb. 27 - March 3 in San Diego, California!

Find out more here.

The 6th Annual Summit on

Public Consultation & Engagement

Engaging speakers ... multiple aspects ... new or improved P2 tools! You'll find it at the 6th Annual Summit on Public Consultation and Engagement, Dec. 5-6 in Toronto!

IAP2 Canada is excited to be an Association Partner once again this year, and IAP2 Canada members can get 20% off the regular registration price! Find out more here.




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.

SAVE THE DATE: 09/06/17!

Get ready to pack for the Rockies!

The IAP2 2017 North American Conference will be held September 6 - 8 at the Westin Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

The Organizing Committee is already hard at work, and the conference theme and call for presentation submissions will be announced in the coming weeks!

IAP2 2016 North American Conference

Many thanks to the volunteers, staff, presenters and attendees who made the 2016 IAP2 North American Conference the success it was!

Read president Bruce Gilbert's "ruminations" on the Conference here.


Montons dans les Rocheuses pour la Conférence nord-américaine 2017 de l'AIP2!

Assurez-vous dès maintenant de réserver les dates du 6 au 8 septembre 2017 à votre agenda et préparez-vous à vous envoler vers les Rocheuses, car la ville de Denver, au Colorado, accueillera la prochaine Conférence nord-américaine de l’AIP2!

Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l’AIP2

Nous 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.

IAP2 Canada Professional Certification Program

IAP2 Canada's Professional Certification program is now underway, leading to the designations CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) and MCP3 (Master Certified Public Participation Professional). This is the indication that you have achieved a standard in the profession recognized the world-over.                   

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. 

Join us!

Membership in IAP2 Canada has its benefits – such as lifelong learning, career enhancement and 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.

Opportunities for youth and IAP2

In increasing numbers, students across Canada and the United States are looking for ways of being involved in the events around them, and public participation activities provide that avenue! Getting involved with IAP2 has benefits for the students and the organization itself. Read what one student leader and the Past-President of IAP2 Canada have to say about youth/student involvement in IAP2 here and watch a webinar on student involvement here

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!

Member P2 Resources

Membership has its benefits:
Journal of Public Deliberation 

IAP2 Canada is a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. Find the latest issue -- and back-issues -- here

Upcoming Webinars

Social Media & P2 -- your experiences wanted for the IAP2 December Webinar!

What has been your experience with digital engagement? What thoughts can you share, both positive and negative?

The December 13 webinar (2pm EST) provides a unique opportunity to contribute ahead of time, as civic engagement specialist Susanna Haas Lyons tackles Social Media and P2. 

Susanna is looking for examples of digital engagement that's worked really well ... and digital engagement that's gone, well, not so well. Fill out Susanna's form, to provide her with the information (and also an idea of what you'd like to learn from this webinar). Register here.

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

In November, we heard from the IAP2 Core Values Award winners for Organization of the Year: the British Columbia Ministry of Health, which won for its decade-long "Patients as Partners Program" and the City of Hillsboro, Oregon, for its ongoing consultations and engagement in developing a long-term vision for the city.

Also joining us were the Jefferson Center and the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University, which won Research Project of the Year. Their work, "Clearing the Error", tackling the issue of diagnostic error in health care, was honoured by both IAP2 USA and the IAP2 Federation. IAP2 members may view the video of the webinar here.

Looking for an item from a past IAP2 Newsletter?

Look here.

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.)

IAP2 Canada White Papers

Responding to requests from members for greater access to research in the P2 field, the IAP2 Canada Research Committee is now commissioning White Papers on a number of topics.

Read Kate Nelischer's White Paper on Conflict Management and P2.

Read Karen Zypchyn's White Paper on Challenges and Advancements in Evaluating P2 Processes.

IAP2 Canada members can find out more about the IAP2 Canada Research Committee here.

Privacy Policy | Copyright IAP2 Canada 2015

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software