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:

  • Serve the learning needs of members through events, publications, and communication technology;
  • Advocate for public participation throughout the world;
  • Promote a results-oriented research agenda and use research to support educational and advocacy goals, and;
  • Provide technical assistance to improve public participation.

Download a brochure, explaining the principles of public participation (Code of Ethics, Core Values, etc.).  

Read about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.




23 sessions!
2 dynamic keynote speakers!
P2 Technology! 
The Core Values Awards Gala! 
Cultural tours!
Canadian Football!
And more!

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.

Find out more Conference information here and click here to register for the Conference.

Note: certain registration types require a code. If you need a code, please contact info@iap2canada.ca.

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
Anne Harding

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 ...

IAP2 September Learning Webinar: Innovative Engagement

On the second Tuesday of each month, IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA present the Monthly Learning Webinar. These one-hour, interactive sessions cover topics of interest to Public Participation professionals, from using visuals to online engagement tools to non-traditional town hall meetings. Watch this space for details of the next webinar.

Previous webinars are recorded and provided as a benefit for members. 

(Members Only)

Some webinars have been made available to non-members as well as members. 

Upcoming events

27 Sep 2014 8:30 AM (CDT) • The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba, 4th Floor Main Space, 245 McDermot Ave.
28 Sep 2014 • Radisson Downtown, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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.)


As of July 1, 2014, Canada's new "anti-spam" law requires us to obtain "express consent" from non-members before we can send any "commercial electronic messages". If you are not a member of IAP2 (Canada or any affiliate), and would like to receive updates with IAP2 Canada news, please click here and fill out our subscription form.

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