IAP2 Prairies Chapter
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IAP2 Prairies Chapter - AGM and Networking Event Thank You and Board Members
Thank You for Joining Us!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined us and participated in our 2016 AGM and Networking Event on Monday, January 30th!
A special thanks to Dialogue Partners for their presentation and the outgoing board members Brock Feenstra, Sonia Busca Owczar, Graham Dodds, and Heather Kasprick for their contribution to the Prairies Chapter!
We would like to welcome our new and returning board members: Anneke Gillis, Natalie Henault, Malori Keller, Myrna Broadfoot, Roslyn Kozak, and Brad Novecosky! For information on all board members and their bios, please see below.
IAP2 Prairies Chapter is pleased to partner with Dialogue Partners to deliver the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation program in Regina this March and April! This is a two module program intended to provide a broad-based learning experience covering all of the foundations of public participation.
March 14-16, 2017 (Planning Module*)
April 19-20, 2017 (Techniques Module)
* The Planning Module is a prerequisite to the Techniques Module
Current and new IAP2 members are eligible to receive a course discount at time of registration. Please contact Roslyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to access the promotional code. An IAP2 membership is $150 annually and the 5-day course discount is $275. For information on becoming a member of the IAP2 Prairies Chapter and to register please visit iap2canada.ca/membership.
Morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, coffee, tea and other refreshments will be provided.
REGISTER NOW SPACE IS LIMITED.
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.
Myrna Broadfoot - Treasurer - Myrna is a stakeholder engagement specialist with SaskPower responsible for developing and delivering stakeholder engagement programs for numerous transmission and generation projects throughout Saskatchewan. She strives to engage people and communities in a meaningful way utilizing the core values developed by IAP2.
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.
Roslyn Kozak - 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.
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.
Anneke Gillis - Anneke graduated with her Masters in Family Social Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is the Principal Lead for the Kenora Area Professional Health Care Recruitment and Retention Strategy Project. Through her consulting practice, CA2 Gillis Consulting Inc., she has taken on several projects within northwestern Ontario focused on facilitation and engagement strategies with multi-stakeholder partnerships. She has over 15 years’ experience in socio-economic assessment, community planning and evaluation projects in Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. This work has focused on multidisciplinary team involvement, focusing on collaboration with Indigenous communities, in examining health, social and cultural impacts of major developments.
Malori Keller - Malori has a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. She started her career as a major gifts officer with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and as employee education coordinator for the Sunrise Health Region. In 2010, Malori joined the Saskatoon Health Region as a patient- and family-centred care specialist and, in 2012, she became the provincial program manager for the Saskatchewan Transplant Program. In 2014, she moved to the Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council as a Provincial Improvement Consultant and has recently focused her time as Patient Engagement Platform Lead for the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research. Malori has had several interactions as a patient and a family member in the Saskatchewan health care system. This has led her to have a keen interest in patient- and family-centred care and patient engagement.
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.