The IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals, organizations, and projects that embody the core values of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) in Canada.
In a world where meaningful dialogue and collaboration are essential, the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards shine a spotlight on those who go above and beyond to involve communities in decisions that affect their lives. Whether it's fostering transparency, inclusivity, or innovation, these awards honor those who lead the way in shaping a brighter future through meaningful public participation and engagement. From community-driven projects to pioneering engagement methodologies, our awards showcase the best practices and inspire us all to be better stewards of our collective future.
Discover how the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards are driving positive change and setting a high standard for public participation and engagement nationwide.
Why apply for the Core Values Awards?
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Extending the Practice through Creativity, Contribution and Innovation in the Field
One award will be given to the project that best demonstrates the following:
Indigenous Engagement AwardOne award will be given to the project that best demonstrates the following:
Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture AwardOne award will be given to the project that best demonstrates the following:
Visual Engagement Award
This award will be given to the project that best visually demonstrates ALL of the following:
Organization of the Year Award
The Organization of the Year Award recognizes the application of the Core Values throughout the organization and how engagement is embedded into decision-making practices. For many organizations, this is a long-term process and all organizations in various stages of the process are encouraged to apply for this Award.
Research is critically important to IAP2 and its members if we are to understand and overcome challenges in everyday engagement and build upon public participation theory and practice. The Research Award acknowledges important contributions to the body of public engagement knowledge.
Innovation doesn’t happen by accident. The combination of interesting problems, good questions and a spirit of inquiry are the foundations that help us build new theories and give shape to new ideas; they are the elements that help advance our knowledge and understanding.
Note: One project winner from these three categories - Extending the Practice, Indigenous Engagement, and Respect for Diversity - may be named IAP2 Canada Project of the Year. This additional award recognizes and honours projects which exemplify the spirit and purpose of public participation and engagement and recognizes excellence in the tools, techniques and efforts in public participation and engagement.