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:
Read about the fundamentals of IAP2 Canada here.
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!
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!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Annual General Meeting, held Tuesday, April 28 via webinar. The recording of the webinar can be viewed here. The accompanying PowerPoint can be found here.
Last Chance to Register: IAP2 USA Skills Symposium!
There's still time to take part in a unique opportunity to hone your skills and meet up with other P2 professionals. The IAP2 USA Skills Symposium, May 27-31 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis, will feature the full five-day course in Foundations of Public Participation, plus sessions on Diversity and P2 Infrastructure.
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".
From the Board
Jan Bloomfield, IAP2 Canada Board Member
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!
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.
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!
IAP2 Certification Task Force
The IAP2 Certification Task Force continues its work, developing a set of global standards for P2 practitioners.
Journal of Public Deliberation