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:
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 here. Read the Agenda here; download the IAP2 Canada 2015 Annual Report 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.
The winners of the IAP2 Federation Core Values Awards were announced October 18. Read the News Release here.
Read about the Core Values Awards winners from around the world in the 2016 IAP2 Core Values Awards Showcase.
IAP2 2016 North American Conference
The 2016 IAP2 North American Conference is now history, and by all accounts, a great success, with sold-out registrations and a variety of sessions addressing the question of "Who Cares about Public Participation?" from a wide range of angles. Major thanks are due to the organizing committee, the dozens of volunteers and the fine staff at Sofitel Golden Mile in Montreal for making this a worthwhile and memorable experience!
Read president Bruce Gilbert's "ruminations" on the Conference here.
Now ... mark Sept. 6-8, 2017 on your calendar and get ready to pack for the Rockies: Denver, Colorado, will host the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference!
UNE AUTRE CONFÉRENCE
DÉJÀ DERRIÈRE NOUS!
Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l’AIP2La Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l’AIP2 est maintenant terminée et s’est avérée un grand succès à tous les égards. De nombreux ateliers ont affiché complet et la question-thème de la conférence – « Mais qui s’intéresse à la participation publique? » – a été abordée sous une grande variété de perspectives.
Nous souhaitons remercier chaleureusement les membres du comité organisateur, les nombreux bénévoles ainsi que le personnel exceptionnel du Sofitel Le Carré Doré de Montréal d'avoir fait de cet événement une expérience à la fois profitable et mémorable.
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!
IAP2 Canada Professional Certification Program
IAP2 Canada's Professional Certification program os mpw 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.
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.
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. (Please note: the website for our newest chapter, Atlantic, is currently under development.) Check out the Events section to find out what's coming next.
Membership in IAP2 Canada has its benefits – such as lifelong learning, career enhancement and networking with others in the P2 field.
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.
Member P2 Resources
Membership has its benefits:
Journal of Public Deliberation