There are seven chapters in IAP2 Canada. Each chapter has its own Board of Directors to plan and organize local events, activities and professional development opportunities.
Currently, efforts are underway to develop an eighth Chapter, Yukon/North, for public participation practitioners (and those with an interest in the practice) who live or whose business takes them to Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut. Watch the IAP2 Canada Newsletter (if you're not a member, click here to subscribe) for upcoming announcements.
A new chapter may be established any region in the country currently not represented in a chapter and where there are approximately 25 members interested in forming a chapter. Emerging chapters must sign a Letter of Intent to show their interest and work toward becoming established within a two-year time frame.
Chapters are eligible for grants from IAP2 Canada to support their activities. Emerging chapters can apply for a chapter development grant and both emerging and existing chapters can apply for a special event grant for activities they undertake to benefit members in their region.