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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 

Calling all Interested Practitioners to Join our Executive Team!

Are you interested in taking on a leadership role in connecting like-minded practitioners, advancing P2 ideas and creating opportunities for members to learn from one another? If so, joining the Great Lakes Executive team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

As we prepare to begin the 2020/2021 year, the Great Lakes Chapter is looking for new members to join our executive team and help push forward our membership. We are seeking those who champion the practice of P2 for this local chapter which extends from Windsor to Kingston; Barrie to Fort Erie and includes the Highways 400, 401 and the Queen Elizabeth Way corridors.

Click here to download the Nominee Form with Executive Committee Roles & Responsibilities. The deadline is September 10, 2020.  

Please also feel free to reach out to the current team if you have any questions or want to learn more details by emailing greatlakes@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 

Annual General Meeting Save the Date

Save the date for our first ever virtual Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday September 22, 2020 from 12pm -1pm. More details to follow shortly! 

Meet your 2019-2020 Great Lakes Executive Committee!          

  • President: Katrina Kroeze
  • Vice-President: Joanne Cordell 
  • Secretary: Katrina Kroeze 
  • Treasurer: Jodi Ball 

  • Communications Lead: Dana Gardner

  • Events Lead: Karla Krolli

  • Training Lead: Tracey Ehl

  • Additional volunteer energy and ideas are always welcome.

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. 

Joanne Cordell 

Joanne Cordell is a senior advisor with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.  Prior to this she has held various policy and communications roles in several ministries, the municipal and agency sector since graduating from Queen’s University in Public Administration Joanne also holds a certificate in Public Relations from Ryerson University.  She is a trained and experienced facilitator having designed and delivered a numerous workshops for the Ontario government. Joanne is pursuing her interest in science/medical writing and has been published twice in the past year. 

Jodi Ball 

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

Dana Gardner

Dana is an experienced community relations and engagement professional specializing in the utilities industry and environmental assessments. She has a strong ability to lead outreach programs for large infrastructure projects with a focus on building strong community relationships. Always curious to experiment with innovative public participation tools, she looks forward to learning and sharing experiences with members. Outside of the office, you can find Dana planning her next vacation. This year marked her visit to more than 30 countries!

Karla Krolli

For over 20 years, Karla designs and implements consultation programs to meet varying project needs incorporating a variety of communication and consultation tools and techniques to reach a broad audience. As an experienced facilitator she has organized and chaired a number of advisory/public liaison committees and facilitated numerous workshops.  Karla is a full member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute and on the Executive Committee of the Great Lakes Chapter of IAP2 Canada. She has been at Dillon since 1991 and is a Partner in the firm.

Tracey Ehl

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. 

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

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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