Emerging chapter members met in Halifax on September 30 to share news and ideas for chapters. The meeting was well attended – about 20 members – all with great ideas and valuable input. Thanks to all who took the time to attend and share.
Please direct questions or comments about the Chapters to:
Chapter Liaison Committee Chair
We have volunteers to start up an Atlantic Chapter - Alan Timberlake (Halifax) is leading this effort. If you would like to help, please let us know!
The BC Chapter is hosting an evening social event October 25. If you know of any fellow Public Participation practitioners who would be interested in learning more about the chapter, please invite them to join us and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or ice cold beer and a few hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
We are also very happy to have Vince Verlaan, Manager of Community Engagement & Facilitation at HB Lanarc, a Member of the Golder Group of Companies joining us. Join Vince for a few “deep thoughts” on how creative engagement and effective facilitation are a key component of making the transition to a more sustainable world. Drawing from numerous project experiences and the literature on social learning, organizational change, and social innovation, this presentation will spark discussion and identify opportunities to move the practice of public participation ahead.
Date: October 25, 2012
Location: Blue Horizon Hotel
1225 Robson Street, Vancouver
October is a busy month with several public participation courses offered here in BC.
Canadian Trainer Collective
Planning for Effective P2: October 22 & 23
Communications for Effective P2: October 24
Techniques for Effective P2: October 25 & 26
**In addition to the above noted courses, Canadian Trainers Collective will be offering courses in 2013. For further details please go to: Canadian Trainers Collective Training.
October is a busy month with several public participation courses offered in BC. Check out our training calendar on our website for details.
Great Lakes Chapter
The Great Lakes Chapter has now submitted its Letter of Intent and Work Plan to become an official Chapter of IAP2 Canada! This submission is the result of input from local members and much work by the current steering committee. If you’re interested in reviewing these materials, please visit our chapter website at www.iap2canada.ca/greatlakes. In anticipation of acceptance, the Chapter will be calling for nominations for executive committee positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Members at Large) later this year. Elections will take place early in 2013, followed by a transition to the new executive. Do you know someone with the ideas and energy to further the goals of IAP2 locally? Maybe you do. Please consider joining the organization at this formative stage. Elections will be formally announced at a networking event being planned for late November in Toronto. Please watch for details.
The Great Lakes Chapter will be presenting about IAP2 at the upcoming Strategy Institute session in Toronto on November 7 and 8. For more information, please visit www.strategyinstitute.com. Stop by and visit us at the IAP2 booth!
The Great Lakes Chapter has also started a research subcommittee. The subcommittee aims to link research and practice through active involvement from our members by looking at best practices, current and past research projects and local case studies. Research needs statements will also be published when applicable to stimulate research on practical or theoretical problems in all subfields of public participation. The subcommittee is open to academic researchers and students as well as practitioners. For more information and to get involved, please contact Sherif Kinawy through our chapter e-mail address.
Got questions? Want to get involved? Get in touch - email@example.com
Congratulations and welcome to our newest emerging chapter – The Prairies Chapter (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario)!
We tip our hats to Michelle Holland and her steering committee: Brock Feenstra, Cathy Hummelt, Krista Stobart, Kristen Kent, Lindsay Weedon, David Marsh, Somia Sadiq and William (Bill) Henderson.
The Prairies’ Chapter Application and Letter of Intent were approved by the IAP2 Canada Board of Directors in Halifax on September 30, 2012. The Chapter will focus on training and networking, and will be reaching out to government and industry, as well as other sectors.
If you would like to connect with the Prairies Chapter, please contact Michelle Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Lawrence Chapter
We’ve also had great news about the St. Lawrence Chapter – several members in Quebec have stepped up to help revitalize the Chapter. Members helping with the St. Lawrence chapter are: Brenda Pichette (Ottawa), Jacques Benard (Montreal), Janis Crawford (Montreal), Marie Anick Liboiron (Ottawa) and Isabelle Lachance (Montreal). If you know any of these folks or would like to help out, please let us know! Brenda Pichette email@example.com or (613) 826-0450