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 First IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium

March 19-23, 2018

Four Points Sheraton Hotel,


The courses are now confirmed for 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. Sign up before January 17 and get early-bird rates and book your room at the Four Points Sheraton in Gatineau QC before February 17 to get the block rate (subject to availability). Find out more and check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance here.


We need YOU to help plan the next North American Conference in Canada's Best Bloomin' City! We need volunteers for the Program Committee, the Sponsorship Committee and the Local Fun Committee.

Find out more, here.


Now that the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards are well established, we are looking for a full panel to determine the award-winners! If you're passionate about P2 and rewarding excellence in the field and can devote up to 30 hours per year, you may be just what we're looking for. 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!


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 four White Papers have been produced, on:
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!

Upcoming Webinars

Denver Encore: "Beginning with the Brain in Mind" -- the December Webinar

Over the past year, cracks in society have turned into crevasses, and that has a negative impact on the quality of public discourse. Dr Martin Carcasson has spent over a year studying the literature on social psychology and what he found turned into one of the higher-rated sessions at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver.

How do you design a public participation process while keeping human nature in mind? How do you avoid triggering negative aspects of human nature and tap into the positive things, like empathy and creativity? Come and join us on December 12 at 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern) for the first of our "Denver Encores".

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn from the best. Register here, and remember the two-stage process -- follow the URL in your Registration Confirmation email to get your login information.

Coming up in the New Year:

  • January 9 - Digital Engagement - the latest tools and trends. Register here.
  • February 13 - "Handling Emotion and Outrage" with John Godec, MCP3. Register here.
  • March 13 - Core Values Award Winners: "Indigenous Engagement" & "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" (Canada): and "General Project" & "Creativity and Innovation" (USA). Register 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.

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.

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