IAP2 Prairies Chapter

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Board of Directors

2016 Annual Report


Board Nominations

Board nominations are now being accepted!

Do you want to make a difference in public participation in the prairies? We are looking for interested and dynamic people from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario to lead the Board of Directors of the Prairie Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Apply now!

In particular, the following skills or experience are needed:

  • Financial management
  • Communications
  • Collaboration and Outreach
  • Event coordination
How? Important Dates
The Chapter is calling for nominations in order to fill vacant board positions. The following dates are important in the upcoming Board of Directors selection process:
  • Call for self-nominations:  November 27 – December 22, 2017
  • Voting: January 3, 2018 – January 19, 2018
  • Announcement at AGM: Early February (More information to come)

Board positions available: A maximum of 10 board positions will be filled through the election process; 3 directors will continue to serve under a two-year term. Prairies Chapter bylaws allow for up to 13 board members, with 1 board position held for representation by each province in the region (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario). 

Need help or have some questions? Please contact the Elections Committee via email at prairies@iap2canada.ca.

Upcoming Events and Training

IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation Training - Winnipeg, MB

Planning Module
January 29-31, 2018 - Winnipeg, MB

Techniques Module
February 20-21, 2018 - Winnipeg, MB

Dialogue Partners is pleased to deliver the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation program in Winnipeg this January and February! This is a two module program intended to provide a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation. Find out more

Prairies Chapter 2017 Board of Directors! 

Trevor Joyal - President - Trevor is an environmental specialist with Manitoba Hydro focusing on environmental assessment work for transmission line and natural gas pipeline development. He studied Environmental Science at the University of Manitoba and has been involved in environmental assessment work in Manitoba since 2009 as both a consultant and proponent.

Roslyn Kozak - Vice President - Roslyn is a multi-disciplinary engagement and communications professional with 15 years of experience. She is currently a Principal at MPATH Engagement, a Regina-based company that delivers creative and innovative audience engagement programs. She works with organizations to improve relationships with key audiences, implement meaningful consultation and manage risk around important decisions. Roslyn’s recent work includes leading public participation projects for the City of Regina’s Official Community Plan, the City of Saskatoon’s Website Redesign and the Government of Saskatchewan's Consultation on the Future of Liquor Retailing.

Samantha Mark - Secretary -Samantha is a Regional and Community Planning Consultant with Prairie Wild Consulting Co. Samantha graduated with an honours degree from the Regional and Urban Planning Program at the University of Saskatchewan and has also obtained a Certificate in Group Facilitation from the University at the Center for Continuing and Distance Education. Samantha leads and co-leads on a number of different projects across Saskatchewan including working with a number of municipalities, regions and First Nation communities and organizations. Samantha provides facilitation and community engagement, policy writing and project management to a number of working groups within the west central area, eastern, and south eastern parts of the Province. This includes leading the process of developing a number of Official Community Plans, District Plans, Zoning Bylaws, Strategic Plans, development review responses, community engagement processes, facilitation, and other related work. 

David Marsh - David Marsh has more than 15 years of municipal, private sector, and international planning experience in Canada, the US and the Caribbean. He is currently employed with Dillon Consulting as a planning consultant in the Winnipeg office. He has been involved in a wide array of planning endeavours, from development entitlement processes, development plans, secondary/neighbourhood plans, zoning by-laws, policy planning, rapid transit and public participation in planning. He has significant experience in public outreach and engagement.

Brad Novecosky – Brad has 15 years of consulting experience in Canada and is the Senior Consultant for Public and First Nations engagement and consultation programs at Golder Associates. Brad successfully led numerous First Nations and public engagement programs through the environmental assessment and regulatory process for a number large projects and small projects in Saskatchewan.  Brad is also a senior archaeologist at Golder Associates with experience in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Nunavut, Northwest Territories as well as in the US.  

Lara Ludwig
Lara has been a community relations professional for around 10 years. She's just begun working for SaskPower as a consultant for infrastructure communications with an aim to increase stakeholders' understanding of transmission and distribution projects. Prior to this Lara was the community relations lead for a multi-billion mining project in Saskatchewan. Here she communicated technical knowledge in a way that facilitated a community discussion about a potential potash solution mine while managing the corporate brand, advertising, sponsorship and events with measurable results.

Lawrence Baschak As a career public servant for close to 30 years, Lawrence is currently with the Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement Branch of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.  Areas of interest include corporate planning, reporting and performance as well as providing support to the Ministry in public service renewal, continuous business improvement and facilitation.  His experience in public engagement and planning includes implementing public involvement policy and programs, facilitation of land use advisory committees in northern Saskatchewan and training in group facilitation.

Denisa Gavan-Koop Denisa is an urban planner and an IAP2 practicing professional with experience in the federal, municipal and non-profit sector. Denisa holds a Master of Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) from York University and a Master of Arts (Political Science-Honours) from the Simon Fraser University. She had led community engagement initiatives throughout Manitoba, at the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia and the City of Toronto. Denisa is also one of the first board members of the IAP2 Prairies Chapter. She completed the IAP2 Foundations/ Certificate in Public Participation in 2012.

Natalie Henault Natalie is a Senior Consultant within MNP’s Winnipeg office. She has demonstrated experience designing and facilitating community engagement processes related to strategic and economic development planning plans, infrastructure projects, environmental assessments and land-based feasibility assessment projects. In her current role, she is actively involved in the Indigenous business community, and promotes the value of public participation in decision-making processes. 

IAP2 Prairies Chapter - 2016 Annual Report

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