IAP2 Great Lakes Chapter

For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca 

Geographic Area

The Great Lakes Chapter extends generally from Windsor to Kingston; Barrie to Fort Erie and includes the corridors of Highways 400, 401 and the Queen Elizabeth Way.

Executive Committee             

The Great Lakes Executive Committee 2014-2015:

  • President: Carrie-Lynn Ognibene
  • Vice President: Agni Papageorgiou
  • Secretary: Karla Kolli
  • Chapter Liaison: Mike Sullivan
  • Communications/Membership: Brent Bullough
  • Research: Inayat Singh
  • Immediate Past President/Treasurer: Tracey Ehl

Executive Committee minutes are available upon request.

Chapter News and Events

It's Election Time!  Please consider getting involved.


Do you have a passion for promoting public participation and want to help build the profile of this profession across the Great Lakes Region? Then consider putting your name forward for a position on the 2015-2017 Executive Committee for the IAP2 Canada Great Lakes Chapter. 

We are looking for leaders to run for the Executive Committee. The Great Lakes Chapter is committed to seeking a diverse pool of candidates to guide all of our activities. These are two year positions that will begin immediately following the Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2015.

For this election term, there are up to 5 positions available. You will be joined by four members of the current Executive Team, who will continue to the second year of their two year term. For specific requirements and general nominee requirements, please review the Call for Nominations, Roles and Responsibilities, and Nomination Form.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their nomination forms to Brent Bullough, Chair of the Nominations Committee by the deadline of May 27, 2015. This is a great opportunity to meet and work with an experienced and fun group of local P2 practitioners.

Annual General Meeting 2015

The Executive Committee invites you to invite our Chapter's Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 4. The AGM will be held at Metro Hall, 55 John Street (at King Street) in Room 314. This is an accessible, transit and parking friendly location. 

We are excited to announce Richard Pietro as our guest speaker.  

Richard is an Open Government Fanboy who creates Civic Engagement as Art. Most notably, he rode his motorcycle 20,000 kms during the summer of 2014 to bring attention to the Open Government & Open Data movements.  Richard does not work for government or for industry, he’s just a person who simply wants to see progress in our most cherished institutions.

The evening will commence at 5:00 p.m. with a brief business meeting, followed by our guest speaker, open questions from participants and networking. Don't miss this event! Please RSVP your attendance (email us).  

Annual Report 2013-2014

A draft of the Great Lakes Chapter Annual Report is now available. The final report will be posted once approved.

Strategic Directions 2013-2014

Building on the core values of IAP2, the new IAP2 Great Lakes aspires to advance the practice of public participation by promoting a culture of connection and sharing among P2 practitioners (members and non-members) in the Great Lakes region.

To further vision, we will work with members and partners to deliver top notch:

  • Learning opportunities
  • Social events
  • Communication with members and non-members (i.e. practitioners outside of IAP2)
  • Development of strategic partnerships (e.g. OPPI, OAIA, etc.)
  • Recognition of people and projects
  • Advocacy, research and policy development

We recognize that we are a small, volunteer based organization, so we have to choose strategic priorities to ensure our sustainability.  For the 2013-2014 timeframe, our priorities are to:

  • Host multiple social and/or learning events each year.
  • Communicate effectively with both members and non members through e-newsletters, e-mail, the web and telephone outreach.
  • Undertake research, recognition and partnership development as opportunities arise. 
  • Through these activities, we aim to demonstrate value for membership, build connections and recognition for good public participation practices and build our membership.  We will review our progress regularly to make sure we are staying on track, and we will adjust course as necessary.
  • For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your ideas and talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca.

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