IAP2 Canada is an Association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that effect the public interest in nations throughout the world.
IAP2 carries out its mission by organising 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.
IAP2 was founded in 1990 as the International Association of Public Participation Practitioners (IAP2) to respond to the rising global interest in public participation.