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.

The IAP2 Certification Task Force thanks you for your input!

The IAP2 Certification Task Force is now moving into the next phase, using the input received on the draft Core Competencies and designing the application and assessment process for evaluating candidates. The commenting period has now closed, and we thank all of you who submitted comments and suggestions throughout 2014. To find out more about the next stages in the process, please visit the Certification Task Force web page

The IAP2 Monthly Webinar for November dealt with the Core Competencies, and you can review a recording of that webinar here.

The IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program enters the next cycle

If you’re new to the practice of P2 and want to learn from P2 practitioners, share experiences and discover best practices; or if you’re at a stage in your career when you can offer the benefits of your experience: the IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program will start its next cycle in the New Year. Deadline for applying is January 15, 2015.
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.
Save the Date!
2015 IAP2 North American Conference, 
Portland, Oregon, USA
Sept. 10-11, 2015

Plans are coming together now for the upcoming Conference, where the theme is "What's Brewing in P2". A Call for Presenters will be coming soon, so watch this website and our monthly newsletters for that and other information.
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!
President's Message 
December 2014

At this time of year one can’t help but reflect on the past 12 months and consider what it’s really all about. I’d like to share a couple of moments that stood out for me in 2014 that have had an impact on how I view the work we do to advance meaningful public engagement across Canada.

 Read more

Journal of Public Deliberation 

The latest issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation -- a partner of IAP2 -- is now available.

 Read it here

Core Values Award Winners - Part 3: Cultural Transformations - the IAP2 Monthly Webinar

1pm Eastern, Tuesday, Feb. 10

Once again, you have the opportunity to learn from two of the “best of the best” in P2 projects from 2014, both of which are changing cultures in their respective areas.

We’ll hear from David Plouffe of the City of Calgary, who led the “Corporate Cultural Transformation Project”, and Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, who put together the “Creating Community Solutions Alliance” to promote a national dialogue on mental health following the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, in 2013.

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.)


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