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2020 State of Practice Survey

The Research Committee’s 2020 State of Practice Survey results will be presented in bite-sized information and graphics over the next several months. 

Bite #1 - P2 Research and Practice Emerge Pandemic-Proof

JUNE 2021 - As world leaders begin to talk about a future transition to normalcy, we reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on P2 practice in Canada. Last fall, while still in the thick of lockdowns, waves, ‘pivots’, and other things pandemic, IAP2 Canada reached out to P2 practitioners with the bi-annual State of the Practice survey.  We asked you how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacted your work - and you spoke up with courageous optimism.  What you said is not surprising: P2 research and practice has been pandemic-resilient!

First and foremost, the majority of survey respondents are optimistic about the future of P2 despite the ongoing pandemic. Practitioners believe that COVID-19 has had a significant and lasting impact on their P2 work, including driving them towards using more virtual and digital engagement tools. They agree that this shift is here to stay.   

On the flip-side, one in ten survey respondents agree that COVID-19 has financially impacted their P2 work and one-fifth believe that there has been a decline in the quality of P2 work as a result of the pandemic. Learn more.

Bite #2 - P2 Research and Practice Has Gone Digital

OCTOBER 2021 - P2 practice in Canada appears to be ‘pandemic proof’, however, the complexity of the virtual and digital realm is adding challenge to P2 practice. Respondents identified concern about barriers to virtual engagement for people who lacked access to the online environment or lacked skill or comfort with online tools. Greater effort by practitioners seems necessary to ensure underrepresented groups are included in engagement activities. Losing in-person engagement during the peaks of the pandemic had a noted negative impact, particularly for hard-to-reach groups such as the Indigenous community and rural farmers. Learn more.

Previous Community surveys

In 2019, IAP2 Canada administered a Community Survey to gain feedback from members and non members about the services IAP2 Canada offers, and how IAP2 Canada can continue to meet  the community’s needs.  

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