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Advancing Community Engagement & Decision Making

We promote and improve the practice of public participation (P2) through research, advocacy, certification, training & professional development.

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Engaging the public as a project is being developed is one thing; but how to track the engagement and monitor it over time is still an issue. A tool for helping to guide more effective community engagement planning took one of the top honours in the 2022 IAP2 Canada Core Values Award and has now received top honours from IAP2 International.

Digital engagement tools are rapidly becoming essential for public participation. Susanna Haas Lyons is back with another season of the highly popular Digital Discovery Series. This six-part series of workshops is your opportunity to discover digital tools and the many ways they can apply to public engagement.

Interested in accessing the Digital Experience for 2022 IAP2 NAC? All of our conference sessions have been recorded in Banff and the sessions are now available to enjoy at your own pace. Register today!


About IAP2 Canada

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada is an association of professionals in the field of public participation (P2), who seek to promote and improve the practice in relation to individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest in Canada and around the world.


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IAP2 Canada offers level-based public participation (P2) training and professional development through our learning pathway - designed for diverse audiences.


The Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) Programs are available to all IAP2 Canada members.


Our members are a diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them.


Our chapters each have their own Board of Directors to plan and organize local events, activities & professional development opportunities.


Our research committee focuses on identifying trends, best practices and areas of innovation to help members better understand current P2 activities in Canada.


We offer offer both virtual and in-person activities for our members and P2 practitioners including webinars, communities of practice events & our annual conference.

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