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P2 & Engagement

Learn how to take meaningful action toward real-life challenges in public participation (P2) and engagement, deliver results that matter, and implement transformational change that lasts.

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Increase engagement and inclusion for all people including racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, and other groups who are more likely to be overlooked, identifying a wide range of ideas, views and concerns

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Drive impact with better decision-making that reflects public interests and values making it easier to communicate, implement, and understand the process, decisions, and impact

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Build capacity for collaborative decision-making over the long term by improving relationships and increasing trust between decision-makers and the public


Featured News & Updates

From environmental assessments and community visioning sessions to a dedicated online public engagement platform, this project is a great example of how meaningful dialogue between community leaders, local stakeholders, and the public can be achieved through visually engaging public participation tools and strategies.

This June we were proud and honoured to mark National Indigenous Month by sharing the story of our Indigenous Awareness Learning Program, co-created with the late Sioux Elder Lloyd Ewinen. This program is based on his interpretation of traditional medicine wheel teachings and has already had significant results on those who have participated. We invite you to join us on this journey to learn about the unique insights and powerful impact this program has had on participants.

This fourth and final installment of key findings from IAP2’s last State of the Practice survey shines a spotlight on the demographic profile of P2 practitioners who participated and shares some insights into how the face of the P2 practice may be changing.


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.


Member Benefits


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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