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IAP2 Great Lakes Chapter

The Great Lakes Chapter extends covers Windsor to Kingston; Barrie to Fort Erie and includes the Highways 400, 401 and the Queen Elizabeth Way corridors.

For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca 

Call for Proposals! 

Learning Event: 

In an effort to diversify and reach more people with networking and professional development opportunities, the executive team is circulating this request for proposals to members. The purpose is to seek submissions for member-planned and led activities across the chapter.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis to facilitate adequate advance planning and advertisement. Submission deadline dates are September 30 (for delivery during the winter), January 31 (for delivery in the spring), May 31 (for delivery in the fall).

Interested in more information and submitting a proposal? See the full RFP here

Events & Training 

Have an event idea? Let us know at greatlakes@iap2canada.ca 

Meet your 2022-2023 Executive Committee!          

  • President: Katrina Kroeze
  • Secretary: Emily Cameron
  • Treasurer: Zahra Jaffer

  • Communications: Anila Sunnak

  • Members at Large: Tracey Ehl, Stephanie Campeau, Justin Jones, Liz McHardy, Jodi Ball

Katrina Kroeze

In her second year on the Executive Committee, Katrina is excited to take on the role of President for the Chapter. Katrina is stakeholder engagement consultant at GHD. She is keen on using P2 best practices and strategies to bring communities and proponents together to ensure the values and priorities of the people affect most are considered.

Katrina is also passionate about environmental sustainability and a long-standing volunteer of Green Economy Canada. 

Jodi Ball, J Consulting Group

Jodi is a community engagement designer and facilitator.  As a solo-preneur, Jodi’s work is aimed at creating more inclusive and healthier communities together with clients, stakeholders and friends.  She is interested in a number of socio-economic issues and most passionate about housing and homelessness concerns.  Jodi is a mom of two beautiful, kind, and rather witty young girls, and loves taking as much vacation as possible!  Jodi has been on the IAP2 Executive for 3 years and counting

Tracey Ehl, Ehl Harrison Consulting

Tracey is excited to be part of the Great Lakes Chapter executive team, a role and passion of hers since the chapter was started.  She has been a P2 practitioner for over two decades, and is honoured to hold a P2 certification (MCP3), as well as the RPP and CPF credentials.  More than credentials, Tracey is excited to meet and work with clients and communities across the province and beyond in complex projects and training.  Tracey enjoys balancing work with ongoing learning, volunteerism, adventures, and most  importantly being a mom. 

Anila Sunnak, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Anila is an experienced IAP2 professional with over 15 years of engagement expertise across government, media, and healthcare sectors. She has extensive experience embedding and reflecting the patient voice in healthcare change. She is the current Public and Patient Engagement Program Manager for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent federal body focused on accelerating action on evidence-based cancer control.  She lives in High Park, Toronto, with her husband, daughter and very friendly Labradoodle.  She has a passion for yoga, travel, and piano.

Zahra Jaffer, Dillon Consulting

Zahra is a planner, communications designer and engagement specialist with experience in a wide range of community engagement and outreach projects and programs. As an engagement designer, Zahra approaches every project as a unique exercise and works with clients to tailor the recommended approach to their community’s specific needs. She is committed to equity in practice and is passionate about bringing down barriers to participation and building better processes in municipal decision-making through community-based processes.

Stephanie Campeau, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Stephanie Campeau brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional communicator to WDBA, the organization overseeing the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Since 2015, Stephanie has led the development and implementation of a comprehensive engagement strategy which includes targeted stakeholder communication and consultation for WDBA in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining WDBA, Stephanie worked in a variety of sectors including post-secondary, automotive and utility. She holds a BA Honours degree in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor.

Justin Jones, WSP

Justin Jones is a Community Engagement Specialist and Active Transportation Planner based out of WSP’s Thornhill Office, but living in Collingwood. He has 11 years of experience working with municipalities to share best practices, design effective community engagement and create ambitious, but achievable programs to improve inclusion, accessibility and sustainability. He takes pride in creating community engagements that ask “who is not in the room?”, and then developing the relationships necessary to bring those experiences into the process.

When he’s not working, he can often be found on his cargo bike with his two daughters, or on Collingwood’s many trails with his Golden Retriever, Mila.

Emily Cameron 

Following graduating from U of T in 2019, Emily started her engagement career with GHD as a Community Liaison Specialist for the City of Toronto’s Watermain Construction. Since then, she’s moved into the role of Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, where she supports a variety of public and private sector clients with engagement needs. In particular, Emily has been supporting efforts related to virtual engagement and facilitation. She has a passion for connecting with people and learning about their interests while sharing spaces. Emily is very excited to connect with more IAP2 practitioners as an executive committee member.


Liz McHardy is a Partner at LURA Consulting, a community engagement and collaborative planning firm in Ontario; with particular expertise in helping all size of communities to engage people in conversations about their community, such as planning, transportation, transit, parks, housing, climate change action and sustainability initiatives. Over the past two decades, her speciality has been in collaborative planning, facilitation, problem solving and strategy with and for people involved in the discovery of solutions. Simply put, Liz loves working with people. Liz holds an MBA in Leadership from Royal Roads University. As a lifelong learner and systems thinker, she has completed several executive development programs, including training with IAP2. Liz is excited to join the Great Lakes Chapter for IAP2 because she is keen to meet with people who are passionate about participation and to talk about and explore what is next. When she isn’t working you can find her at concerts, travelling, watching survivor or conspiring with her peers.

Strategic Directions 

Building on the core values of IAP2, the IAP2 Great Lakes aspires to advance the practice of public participation by promoting a culture of connection and sharing among P2 practitioners (members and non-members) in the Great Lakes Region.

The vision for our Chapter is to provide members in the Great Lakes Region with:

  • Opportunities for professional development and networking.
  • A culture of interaction, connection and sharing among P2 practitioners (members and non-members).
  • Support to achieve best practice in P2 and to celebrate projects and people that embrace this commitment

To achieve this vision the our Chapter will:

  • Organize training and learning opportunities
  • Host social events
  • Communicate with members and non-members using multiple approaches including e-newsletters and web
  • Recognize and celebrate people and projects

Chapter Annual Reports

2020-2021 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report     

Executive Committee minutes are available upon request.

For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your ideas and talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca.

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