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 about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.
Save the Date! The IAP2 Canada Annual General Meeting!The IAP2 Canada AGM will be held online, Tuesday, April 28 at 2pm EDT. Take the time to learn about what happened in 2014 and plans for 2015. Your Board of Directors will be online to respond to your questions and participate in conversations.
Read the Agenda here.
Read the 2014 IAP2 Canada Annual Report here.
There will also be a discussion on advancing the practice of P2 and reviewing the IAP2 Spectrum.
Your ideas and opinions will help shape the future of the practice and our organization.
Could You Be a P2 Award-Winner?Applications are now being received for the 2015 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards. These awards are an opportunity both to recognize fine effort and share best practices.
NOTE: Application deadline is Monday, May 4th at 4:30 PM Pacific.Save the Dates – IAP2 USA Skills Symposium, May 27-31, 2015
We could all benefit from a refresher in the skills of the trade – or learn new ones – and our colleagues south of the border are offering the opportunity to do that later this spring! Come to Minneapolis for the IAP2 Skills Symposium at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, May 27-31! Courses range from the full, 5-day, IAP2 Foundations to classes on facilitating, engaging youth, ensuring diversity, evaluating your project and technology.
Please note that this is "on-demand" training, and any courses that do not have at least 12 participants by April 27 will not be offered.
2015 IAP2 North American Conference
Sept. 9-11, Portland, Oregon, USA
It promises to be an exciting time this September in Portland, Oregon, the "birthplace" of P2, with another time of sharing, energizing and refreshing with P2 colleagues from across North America.
The Selection Committee is currently reviewing over 70 submissions for session presentations, and the "Schedule-at-a-Glance" will be finalized soon.
Four dynamic and inspiring speakers will be delivering keynotes at this year’s Conference.
Register for the Conference before May 1, and receive the "Super-Early-Bird" rate. As well, the Conference venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lloyd Center, is offering a special Conference rate of US $149/night until August 12 or until all the blocked rooms are booked.
Opportunities for youth and IAP2
In increasing numbers, students across Canada and the United States are looking for ways of being involved in the events around them, and public participation activities provide that avenue! Getting involved with IAP2 has benefits for the students and the organization itself. Read what one student leader and the President of IAP2 Canada have to say about youth/student involvement in IAP2 here. You can also view the March 31 webinar here and if you're a student interested in finding out more (or know someone who is), please contact Joelle Westlund.
View the recording of this March 31 webinar, where student IAP2 leaders, as well as IAP2 Canada president Anne Harding, discuss those opportunities and answer questions.
Know a student who wants to get involved? Pass the link on to them, and encourage him or her to find out more by contacting us at email@example.com!
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. (Please note: the website for our newest chapter, Atlantic, is currently under development.) 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!
IAP2 Certification Task Force
The IAP2 Certification Task Force continues its work, developing a set of global standards for P2 practitioners.
Journal of Public Deliberation