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.

The 2018-2020 IAP2 Canada Strategic Plan has been completed. Read it here.

Interested in joining IAP2 Canada? IAP2 Canada offers a variety of member benefits and services. Find out more here.


Voting is now underway for the IAP2 Canada Board of Directors. Interest is at an all-time high, with 14 candidates vying for 6 positions. Active IAP2 Canada members are receiving electronic ballots and voting will continue through June 5.

The new Board will be announced at the Annual General Meeting, June 13.

The IAP2 Canada Annual General Meeting and discussion on Indigenous Awareness Reflections and Resources will take place Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30 am PDT.

The AGM will be held online. Register here (and remember the two-stage process: click on the link in your registration confirmation e-mail to receive your login information).

Read the Agenda here.

Download the 2017 IAP2 Canada Annual Report here.


Next Assessment Centre: Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Applications are now being received for IAP2 Professional Certification. The designation CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) tells the world that you have the Core Competencies needed and that your P2 work meets an established set of internationally recognized criteria. Not to be confused with receiving a "Certificate of Completion" from the IAP2 Foundations course, Certification involves a rigorous process, leading to an in-person Assessment. The next Assessment Centre will be November 30 - December 1 in a location to be determined.

Learn more about Certification here.

Applications for the next Centre must be submitted by August 10.


Are you a researcher or research organization?

An opportunity exists to produce one of two White Papers for the IAP2 Canada Research Committee. The Committee is calling for Expressions of Interest to write on two topics:

  • Provide tools and techniques that support the achievement of equity and align communication in community representation with diverse audiences, including non-English speakers; and
  • Explore methods to evaluate the Return on Investment of P2
The Research Committee has set aside a budget of $1,500.00 for each White Paper.

Interested? Download the Expression of Interest here and apply by June 15, 2018.

The IAP2 Canada Research Committee is also looking for opinions and comments on the potential development of a collaborative research incubator. The idea is to work in partnership with other researchers in the Public Participation field, but the Committee needs ideas on what the incubator would look like and how it would bring the most benefit. Please click here to find out more and link to the survey. The survey will remain open until June 15.



Deep dives into diverse disciplines! Networking and camaraderie! Celebrating the best of the best! And what better place to discuss "Growing a Culture of P2" than in Canada's City of Gardens, Victoria, BC?

We are excited to announce the program for the Conference, with literally something for everyone, whether your interests are energy issues, education, health care, government affairs or cultural matters! Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance here; you'll find sessions, field trips, panels and workshops, and of course, the annual Core Values Awards!

So don't delay! Register today! Sign up before June 30 and get the special early-bird discount!

Only coming to the Gala? Click here.



Que vous vous intéressiez aux questions énergétiques ou aux enjeux entourant l’éducation, la santé, les transports ou les affaires gouvernementales ou municipales, ou que vous soyez à la recherche d’outils, de conseils, de techniques, d’inspiration ou d’introspection, chacun trouvera un atelier adapté à ses besoins lors de la  Conférence. S'inscrire ici.

Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter le programme détaillé, fournissant tous les détails sur les différentes séances proposées ainsi que sur les autres activités que nous avons planifiées! De plus, votre inscription comprend également un billet pour assister au Gala des prix d’excellence en participation publique de l’AIP2.

Vous ne venez qu'au Gala des prix d'excellence? Cliquer ici.

THE IAP2 CANADA CORE VALUES AWARDS: thank you to all who applied!

Thank you to all who applied for the 2018 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards! The application period is now past and the judges are reviewing the entries. Finalists will be notified by July and the awards will be presented at the annual Core Values Awards Gala in Victoria, September 7. Read more about the Core Values Awards here.

Sincère merci à tous ce qui a présenté leur candidature pour les prix d’excellence! Les finalistes seront notifié avant le mois de juillet et les gagnants seront annoncés au Gala des Prix d'excellence, le 7 septembre à Victoria!

Lisez plus des Prix d'excellence ici

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

Coming in June: "Beyond Inclusion" (another Denver Encore)

Historically, the agency governing metropolitan issues around Portland, Oregon, has been run predominantly by white people. But the Portland area is considerably more diverse than that, and a few years ago, Metro -- the governing body for the tri-county area around the Rose City -- embarked on a process to develop a racial equity strategy.

On Tuesday, June 12 (11am PDT/2pm EDT), we'll hear how Metro accomplished that, with Patty Unfred and Peggy Morell of Metro and Emily Lai of the Momentum Alliance. This is a reprise of their presentation at the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference -- with some additional insights and findings they've gained since last September. Register here.

IAP2 Monthly Webinars are an added benefit for members: free to take part (and just $50 for non-members) AND access to recordings of past webinars.

Check out these samples:

2017 Core Values Awards: Projects of the Year (November, 2017)

Is Your Organization P2-Centric? (July, 2017)

Participatory Budgeting (January, 2017)

Are you looking to hire a P2 specialist?

IAP2 Canada members get exclusive access to our Job Board. If you or your company are looking to hire someone in the Public Participation field -- full-time, part-time, contract -- send the information to info@iap2canada.ca, and we'll post it at no cost!


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.

Member Benefits

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.

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.

IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. The latest issue is now online: read it here.

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