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.

Canadian to lead IAP2 Federation Executive in 2015

A long-time IAP2 Canada member, who has been one of the affiliate's Federation Liaisons for the past three years, has been named the Federation's Presiding Member for 2015, the Federation has announced.
IAP2 Canada honours its Core Values Award winners for 2014

Four P2 projects, which have set examples of the IAP2 Core Values at work, were honoured at the IAP2 North American Conference in September in Winnipeg.
International Core Values Awards winners named by IAP2 Federation

P2 projects from around the world received honours in October at the IAP2 Australasian Conference in Sydney, Australia.

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 
November 2014

Greetings all!

After a bit of a hiatus during our peak conference season, IAP2 Canada has re-started our regular newsletters to keep you all connected with what’s happening in the practice and informed about what your professional association is up to.

 Read more

Engaging the Systems of an Entire City - The IAP2 December webinar

Cities are diverse creatures, so how do you bring all these "voices" together? By bringing all the city's systems into play. Join us on Tuesday, December 9 (2pm EST), as Ryan Henderson of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Beth Sanders of Populus Community Solutions share their experiences and insights.

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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