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.

Are you registered?

More than 40 sessions, three pre-conference workshops, three field trips and a new concept for generating discussions: Pathways! The schedule is now set for the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference! Learn more and register here.

Want to learn about some of the sessions? Come and visit the IAP2 Canada blog to read about some of the presentations you can look forward to.

Planning is underway for the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 5 - 7 in Victoria, BC, and we are looking for highly motivated people to help make it happen.

Thank you to those who have stepped up to be part of the Steering Committee. Watch for details and the Calls for Volunteers for the sub-committees, coming this fall.


Among the many benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and two White Papers have already been produced, on:
Two more White Papers are being commissioned for 2017, on Social Media in P2 and getting support or sponsorship for P2 from decision-makers.

Read more about the IAP2 Canada Research Committee 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!

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Montreal Encore: "Understanding the Squishy Stuff" + "Are We Smarter Together?" -- the IAP2 August Webinar

(Note: this webinar takes place not on the usual second Tuesday of the month, but on Tuesday, August 15, 11 am Pacific time / 2 pm Eastern.)

An important barrier to good stakeholder engagement on environmental issues is the lack of a way to address "non-rational" drivers of human behaviour. Dr Mark Szabo's doctoral thesis looked at dealing with those "squishy" factors that can't be put on a spread-sheet, and he'll reprise his popular presentation from the 2016 IAP2 North American Conference.

Jacques BĂ©nard's presentation is not altogether unrelated: one of the premises of public participation is that collective deliberation will lead to better decisions. But does it? That's a question that's becoming increasingly important with the increasing emphasis on P2. Jacques looks at some case studies and research into the effectiveness of collective decision-making.

Register here for this webinar, and remember the two-stage process -- follow the URL in your Registration Confirmation email to get your login information.

IAP2 Webinars are free for members and only $50 for non-members.


Update from the IAP2 Canada Research Committee

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're sorry to announce that the webinar with the IAP2 Canada Research Committee has been postponed. The webinar is to discuss the results of the Committee's country-wide survey of P2 practitioners on the State of P2 in Canada.

Watch this space for the new date and time.

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.

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?

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IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. The Spring 2017 issue is now online: read it here.

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