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:
Read the 2015 IAP2 Canada Annual Report.
Apply now for the 2017 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards!
Have you been working on a P2 project that exemplifies the IAP2 Core Values? Have you developed a new technique or found an innovative way of using tried-tested-and-true methods? Is your work a case study that other P2 practitioners could learn from?
If you answered "Yes!" to any of those questions, now is the time to apply for the next round of IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards. The awards will be handed out at a gala celebration at the North American Conference in Denver.
Applications are now being taken from now until May 10. Learn more about the awards and download the Applicant's Kit here.
Need inspiration? Learn about the 2016 IAP2 Canada Core Values Award winners here.
Read here about the winners of the IAP2 Federation Core Values Awards for 2016.
Denver CO, Sept. 6-8, 2017
Don't miss out on the early-bird registration rates for the sixth annual IAP2 North American Conference! Until June 30, IAP2 members pay just US $550.00, and non-members get in for $700.00 As of July 1, those prices go up by $100 across the board.
Thank you to everyone who submitted session proposals for this year's Conference. Successful proponents will be notified by the end of March, and the Schedule-at-a-Glance will be posted in April.
Register for the Conference today!
Nominations will open in April for the IAP2 Canada Board. If you're passionate about P2 and want to help promote IAP2 Canada as the preeminent authority on the practice in this country, please consider applying. New members will be unveiled at the Annual General Meeting in June (date TBA).THANK YOU to those who applied for the IAP2 Canada Certification Assessment Centre
Watch this space and your email inbox for more information.
Meet the current Board members here.
The next Certification Assessment Centre will be held June 16-17, 2017. Those who have been accepted for this year's Assessment will be notified of the location soon.DO YOU WANT TO BE A P2 TRAINER?
Professional Certification is the assurance that a Public Participation practitioner meets standards for the profession that are recognized around the world.
The IAP2 Federation is now accepting applications from those interested in becoming licensed to deliver the international training program, Foundations in Public Participation.THE IAP2 CANADA RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Find more information here.
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
Among the many benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and two White Papers have already been produced, on:
Read more about the IAP2 Canada Research Committee here.
And join our Special Webinar, Tuesday, June 6, 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific) for an update on the Committee's work.
THE IAP2 CANADA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: THANK YOU!
IAP2 Canada's Mentorship Program is another Member Benefit. This program connects newcomers to the profession (protégé(e)s) with established practitioners (mentors) for the purpose of one-on-one sharing of ideas, expertise and support. While the program was initially conceived to help newcomers develop, participants in past years' sessions agree that the benefits flow both ways.
Thank you to all those who applied for the 2017 program.
Read some of the testimonials from participants in previous sessions here.
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!
Journal of Public Deliberation
IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, publishers of the Journal of Public Deliberation. Read the current issue here.