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Help grow and strengthen IAP2 Canada and the practice of public participation. Join as a volunteer and broaden your network, inspire better decisions together, learn from others and share your expertise. IAP2 Canada volunteers are a fun, energetic and passionate team who are influencing the practice of P2.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator. You can also see who is volunteering on our Volunteer List 2020. Current opportunities are highlighted as OPEN.

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IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program

You will share your knowledge and experience with a protégé to assist in their career development and contribute to the advancement of P2 in support of IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. The Mentorship Program cycle is from October to May 2021.

As an IAP2 Canada mentor, you will provide a sounding board, advice and general wisdom on best practices and potential pitfalls with a person new to the P2 profession (protégé). You can assist in their career development and contribute to the advancement of P2 in support of IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. This is an eight-month volunteer term beginning in October. Mentor Volunteer Description and applicationDeadline for applications (Mentors) is August 17, 2020. OPEN

Note: the call for protégés will take place in late August. 

English Protégés Description & Application

Social Media Task Force

This new task force will seek to identify ways by which social media tools can help to increase visibility of IAP2 Canada and improve its outreach efforts. We are seeking up to five highly motivated individuals to join this Task Force for a period of four months. Social Media Task Force Volunteer Description & ApplicationDeadline for applications is August 17, 2020. OPEN

Indigenous Awareness Learning Program

This learning program aims to develop a common foundation of understanding throughout IAP2 Canada about the history and experiences of our Indigenous Peoples. As a volunteer learning partner, you have a level of comfort and experience in working with Indigenous people and communities that you are willing and able to share with IAP2 Canada members. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2020. OPEN

IALP Volunteer Description 2020  | Webpage

Professional Development & Training Committee

Help position IAP2 Canada as a developer of P2 training resources by overseeing the creation and delivery of training products. As a committee member with demonstrated expertise in learning outcomes, you will assist with the development and implementation of new and current training products, i.e. the Taster Series, Skills Symposium. The committee is seeking three additional members. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2020. OPEN

PDTC member description & application 2020 | Webpage

Youth Engagement Network

The work of this committee includes the development of the 2020 IAP2 Canada YEN Action Plan including outreach, building youth community of practice, identifying communications channels for reaching youth, and engaging youth in the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference. Volunteers are asked to commit to a one-year renewable term. Does this sound like you? - *All positions have been filled 

YEN job description & application

Marketing & Communications Committee

You will participate in the development and implementation of the annual IAP2 Canada marketing action plan that responds to IAP2 Canada organizational needs outlined in the Marketing Strategy Plan. The goal is to ensure IAP2 Canada’s communications are consistent, effective, timely and targeted to the interests and needs of its audiences. 
Marketing Communications Volunteer Description 2020

Research Committee

With experience in research practice, you will help create access to public participation standards for effectiveness and evaluation, and define successful processes and outcomes for effective P2. Research Surveys include an Environmental Scan of research organizations and State of Public Practice in Canada. 
Research Volunteer Description 2020 | Webpage

Strategic Relationships Advisory Committee

The Strategic Relationships framework is about building mutually beneficial relationships with organizations external to IAP2 Canada.The Advisory Committee oversees the development and implementation of these relationships to respond to IAP2 Canada organizational needs. All positions are filled. 
Strategic Relationships Advisory Volunteer Description 2019

Nomination & Elections Committee

As an IAP2 Canada Nomination & Elections Committee member, you will assist in the recruitment process of Board members in keeping with IAP2 Canada’s vision, mission, guiding principles and Bylaws. We are seeking two non-board members to join the Board Secretary on this Committee. Nomination & Election volunteer description & application. 

Nomination & Election volunteer description & application

IAP2 Canada Board of Directors

IAP2 Canada seeks a board composed of leaders committed to inspiring better decisions together, who reflect the diversity of thought, background and experience, and have an understanding of governance norms. You will also have significant experience in areas relevant to the IAP2 Canada’s Strategic Plan.
Board Member Volunteer Description 2020 | Webpage

IAP2 International Board of Directors

IAP2 International is undergoing a change to organizational functions. Canada has two new international board members who are passionate about working on and supporting the strategic leadership and governance of the International organisation. Call for Nominations open in Fall 2020.
International Board Member Job Description 2020 | Webpage 

Core Values Awards Judge

As a Core Value Awards judge you will review and collaborate with the other judges to decide which submission is to be awarded for their excellent works, and who goes on to compete at the international level. The IAP2 Core Values Awards are another way to help raise the bar in the field of public engagement. 

Core Value Awards Volunteer Description 2020

IAP2 2020 North American Conference

The Steering Committee helps to deliver a successful Conference in Banff, September 2020. The committee members oversee the conference planning, and identify subcommittees to assist in the delivery of the conference.
Sub committees include Sponsorship, Program and Fun Activities. All positions are filled.
NAC 2020 Steering Committee Description | Webpage

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