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
  • Treasurer: Laurie Bruce
  • Chapter Liaison: Mike Sullivan
  • Communications/Membership: Brent Bullough
  • Research: Inayat Singh
  • Immediate Past President: Tracey Ehl

Executive Committee minutes are available upon request.

The new Executive Committee was formed at our last AGM. All names and positions will be posted soon.

Chapter News and Events

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Chapter Annual General Meeting in April. Special thanks to our guest speaker, Lee Anne Cameron, Director of First Nation and M├ętis Relations at Hydro One, who shared her experiences and best practices with the group.

Our new Executive Committee has been formed so stay tuned for upcoming events and meetings! We're always looking for volunteers, so please email us (greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca) if you are interested.

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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