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


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!

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!
Thank you, Denver ...

... and the IAP2 Colorado Chapter for a great time at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference! Our greatest appreciation goes to the organizing committee, staff and volunteers who made it happen!


Mark your calendars NOW to come to Victoria, BC, for the next conference: September 5 - 7, 2018! Find out more, here.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!

Upcoming Webinars

IAP2 Canada & USA Projects of the Year -- the November Webinar

Extending and improving a major north-south transportation corridor and building a wellness centre in an economically-depressed urban area will be featured in the November Learning webinar.

The City of Calgary will show how it managed the Crowchild Trail Extension, which runs through several different neighbourhoods and business sectors. Mental Health Centers of Denver will share its method for setting up the Dahlia Campus for Health and Wellbeing in an engagement process that included sitting down with gang members to discuss the community's needs.

Note the date and time for this: ordinarily, IAP2 Monthly Webinars are held on the second Tuesday of the month, but this time, we're holding it on the first Tuesday -- November 7, at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern.

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.

IAP2 Members can review the recording of the October webinar, featuring the Core Values Award winners for Organization of the Year -- the City of Burlington, Ontario (Canada) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (USA) -- in the Members Only section. Click here to find it.

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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