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 2015-2016:

  • President: Karla Kolli
  • Vice President: Donna Kell
  • Past President: Carrie-Lynn Ognibene
  • Secretary: Kyal Butler
  • Treasurer: Tracey Ehl
  • Members-at-Large: Inayat Singh, Tracy Manolakakis, & Brent Bullough

Executive Committee minutes are available upon request.

Chapter News and Events

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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