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:
Download a brochure, explaining the principles of public participation (Code of Ethics, Core Values, etc.).
Read about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.
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THE DATE IS APPROACHING!
2 dynamic keynote speakers!
The Core Values Awards Gala!
The 2014 IAP2 North American Conference is coming up, and you really don’t want to miss this! It’s our annual time of learning, connecting, energizing and getting to know your colleagues.
Participatory Budgeting leader Maria Hadden will give the keynote address on Monday, September 29, and
Dr Cindy Blackstock, longtime advocate for equality for First Nations children in Canada, will speak on Tuesday, September 30. Find out more about our speakers and the session presenters here.
Sessions cover online engagement, case studies in resource and major infrastructure projects, the coming generation of P2 pros, how story-telling can ignite engagement, indigenous peoples’ issues, "Try a Technique", and what a committed, engaged community can accomplish.
As an added feature, the Technology Fair will feature online developers and distributors of the ever-growing roster of new tools to help you bring more people into your P2 process. For more details about Conference sessions, read the Schedule-at-a-Glance here.
Connect with an IAP2 Canada Chapter near you!IAP2 Canada currently boasts five Chapters -- we are almost coast-to-coast! Each Chapter 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 see "Upcoming Events" below or click here to see what's coming next.Renewing your membership
If you have been waiting to renew your membership or to open a new membership now is the time to do so! New membership rates and levels are now in effect (approved at the 2012 AGM).
Existing members can enter the Members-Only section and renew, while new members can follow the Join IAP2 Canada link.
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.
Member P2 Resources
We are adding more resources to benefit members!
Professional certification for P2 practitioners
IAP2 Canada is working with IAP2 USA and IAP2 Southern Africa on behalf of the Federation to develop a process of professional certification. For more information, please visit the Certification Program website.
President's Message - May 2014
Happy Spring to you all!
During this time of seasonal change, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the changes that are happening at IAP2 Canada and thank those who have contributed to our organization whose terms have ended. Read more ...