The IAP2 Canada Research Committee

The IAP2 Canada Research Committee works to help members better understand current public participation activities in Canada. Various engagement efforts with members found a need to increase access to research journals, training (including workshops) and training manuals; and to develop mechanisms for knowledge transfer among cross-disciplinary organizations.

The IAP2 Canada newsletter and blog include "TLDR" (Too Long - Didn't Read), summaries of P2-related articles and papers, and the Committee is currently preparing an online library of work for members to access.

In 2016 the first two White Papers were released:

Two more White Papers are being commissioned for 2017:

  • Social Media Applications for Public Participation
  • Securing Support or Sponsorship for P2 from top-level Management and/or Decision-Makers

Research is focused on identifying trends, best practices and areas of innovation, as well as evaluating current research and publications for the purpose of identifying opportunities for partnership and collaboration. In 2014, the Research Committee produced its first Research Initiative Report, which included an environmental scan and the State of the Practice survey report. These documents, which helped develop the 2015-17 IAP2 Canada Strategic Plan, are in the process of being updated.

If you would like to be part of IAP2 Canada's Research Committee and help build our Association's research resources, please contact

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