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:
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The 2016 IAP2 North American Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 28-30, 2016.
La prochaine conférence nord-américaine de l’AIP2 aura lieu à Montréal, Québec du 28 au 30 septembre 2016.
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!
But hurry! This forum closes at the end of November!
5th Annual Public Engagement Summit - presented by Strategy Institute
IAP2 Canada is proud to be partner, once again, with Strategy Institute in the annual Public Engagement Summit, Dec. 1-2 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Toronto Airport.
IAP2 International Core Values AwardsThe results are in! Check out the Best of the Best in P2 worldwide for 2015 in the IAP2 Core Values Awards Showcase here.
IAP2 North American Conference was held in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 9 - 11, with over 50 sessions and a record 350 attendees from all over North America, as well as Australia, South Africa and Indonesia.
The sessions and videos of the keynote presentations are now available online. Click here to find them.
Read about the Core Values Awards (and see their videos) here.
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!
President’s Message – ‘Doing’ P2 Research ‘Together’
Bruce Gilbert, IAP2 PresidentIn my last President’s Message (August), I shared my view that P2 professionals need to be proficient at helping organizations better engage their publics, but also highly skilled at helping them to build effective collaborative structures and processes. I opined that as professionals we need to be able to mentor, coach and support organizations to be effective and ‘smart’ partners given that inter-organizational collaboration is an important and high-order form of P2.
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.
Membership in IAP2 Canada has its benefits – such as lifelong learning, career enhancement and networking with others in the P2 field.
For information on adding additional members to your organization bundle, please review the tutorial.
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 email@example.com!
Member P2 Resources
We are adding more resources to benefit members!
Journal of Public Deliberation