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:
Certification Pilot Project up and running -- apply today!
It’s here! After two years of development, IAP2 USA is proud to present the pilot professional certification program. Be one of the first IAP2 Members to apply for this brand new certification program for P2 professionals, and help us fine tune the certification process.
In September 2015, IAP2 USA will conduct a pilot for the new professional certification program. The assessment process was developed by a task force of IAP2 members from USA, Canada, and South Africa in consultation with our membership.
IAP2 Federation Model Review – Your Input is Needed!
When the IAP2 Federation of Affiliates model was established in 2011, members agreed to a 10-year implementation timeline. As we approach the 5-year point in our new governance model, it is time for a review to determine if any adjustments are needed to ensure organizational sustainability.
This review is open to all IAP2 Members and includes a survey, which should take about 10 minutes of your time but will be invaluable to the Review Committee going forward. Watch your email for the link to that survey. Please visit this page for more information on the review and note that the June 24 webinar is now available for review, along with a list of questions and answers from that webinar.
Be an Important Part of an Important Discussion!
Does the IAP2 Spectrum meet the needs of the public engagement environment of today -- and tomorrow? Are there things that need to be re-considered, limitations that need to be addressed? How can IAP2 continue to advance the practice of public participation, as it has for the past quarter-century?
IAP2 Canada is stepping into this conversation on behalf of the entire Federation, and over the next several months, will be welcoming opinions and suggestions from all over the world. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of the practice, so we invite you to visit our interactive Discussion Forum page and participate!
2015 IAP2 North American Conference
Sept. 9-11, Portland, Oregon, USA
Over 50 fascinating presentations are lined-up for the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 9 - 11 in Portland, Oregon. From sewers to Aboriginal engagement to digital engagement to missing millennials, there'll be a lot to stimulate and re-charge your P2 batteries.
As well, there'll be discussion periods on certification and re-imagining the P2 spectrum, along with field tours in the "Birthplace of P2".
Meet the New IAP2 Canada Board!
The new Board of Directors and deputy board members are now in place for 2015-2016. Click here to meet them!
Bruce Gilbert, IAP2 President
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.
Membership in IAP2 Canada has its benefits – such as lifelong learning, career enhancement and networking with others in the P2 field.
For information on adding additional members to your organization bundle, please review the tutorial.
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 Past-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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Member P2 Resources
We are adding more resources to benefit members!
Journal of Public Deliberation