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.

Read the 2016 IAP2 Canada Annual Report here. The 2018-2020 IAP2 Canada Strategic Plan has been completed. Read it here.

The First IAP2 Canada Skills Symposium

March 19-23, 2018

Four Points Sheraton Hotel,


The courses are now confirmed for IAP2 Canada's first Skills Symposium. It's a chance to delve into specialized areas of P2, all while surrounded by fellow P2 practitioners in the Nation's Capital. Sign up before January 24 and get early-bird rates and book your room at the Four Points Sheraton in Gatineau QC before February 17 to get the block rate (subject to availability). Find out more and check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance here.


Share your experiences, ideas and passions at the 2018 North American Conference!

Call for Submissions!

Application Form


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?

Learn More!

IAP2 members are noted for their generosity and willingness to share their knowledge and insights. If you're new to the profession, why not consider taking part in the IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program? Experienced practitioners (mentors) are paired with relative newcomers (protégé(e)s) in a ten-month program of one-on-one conversations and support. The deadline for the next cycle is January 18, 2018.


Access to research relevant to P2 is one of the many  benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada. The Research Committee has been developing an online library, which will be launched soon. As well, four White Papers have been produced, on:
The Research Committee released its latest State of the Practice survey in September, 2017. Download it here.

Watch a special webinar, discussing the findings, here. 


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.

Resources for IAP2 Members

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

Handling Emotion and Outrage in a P2 process -- the IAP2 February webinar.

Public participation processes can get nasty, as we all know. On Tuesday, February 13, John Godec MCP3 shares his insights on how to deal with such situations, keep calm, and make sure people's legitimate concerns are heard properly. Register here.

NEXT: The Call for Applications is coming soon for the 2018 Core Values Awards. On March 13, we'll hear from the winners of the 2017 awards for "Indigenous Engagement" & "Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture" (Canada); and "General Project" & "Creativity and Innovation" (USA). What was innovative in their work? How did they impress the judges? How can you apply what they learned to your own projects? Register here.

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.

Upcoming events

06 Feb 2018 5:00 PM (CST) • Beer Brothers, 1821 Scarth Street, Regina, SK
06 Feb 2018 5:00 PM (CST) • Mr Mike's, 2105 - 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK
06 Feb 2018 5:00 PM (CST) • Clay Oven, Shaw Park, 1 Portage Ave. E., Winnipeg MB
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.

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

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