What is IAP2 Canada?
IAP2 Canada is an association of professionals in the field of public participation (P2), who seek to promote and improve the practice in relation to individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest in Canada and around the world.
IAP2 Canada carries out its mission by organizing and conducting activities to:
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2016 IAP2 CORE VALUES AWARDS!
As a P2 practitioner you work hard to ensure that you are developing and delivering great public participation processes. The IAP2 Core Values Awards wants to celebrate your efforts and share your best practices with others. Applications are being received now through Thursday, June 9. Find out more and download the Applicant's Kit here.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR IAP2 CANADA BOARD NOMINATIONS
IAP2 Canada needs you! If you are passionate about P2 and promoting the profession in Canada and abroad, please consider becoming a member of the IAP2 Canada Board. Nominations are being accepted until June 7: find out more here.
You can also learn more about the experience and rewards of being a Board member on this “Board Membership 101” webinar. Board members and Deputies share what they gained and gave from helping to lead IAP2 Canada.
IAP2 2016 North American Conference
Montreal, QC, Sept. 28-30
The program for this year's Conference is now set: read the Schedule-at-a-Glance here.
The theme, "Who cares about public participation?" is one which challenges our basic assumptions about the profession. The Conference sessions and keynote speakers will get us all talking, thinking and even re-thinking what the profession is all about.
Registration is now open for the Conference, and the Early-Bird rate is in effect until June 30:
(All prices are subject to 5% GST and 9.975% QST – see the registration form for details)
Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l'AIP2
Montréal QC, du 28 au 30 septembre, 2016
Nous venons d'annoncer le programme détaillé de la Conférence. Lisez-le ici.
Le thème de la Conférence nord-américaine 2016 de l’AIP2 -- "Mais qui s'intéresse à la participation publique?" -- nous pose une question qui annonce une remise en question des postulats en jeu. Cette année, nous discuterons, penserons et même ré-penserons la significance de notre profession.
Les frais d'inscription avant le 30 juin (en dollars canadiens):
Pour de plus amples informations sur la Conférence, cliquez ici.
IAP2 Canada Professional Certification Program
IAP2 Canada plans to pilot its Canadian Professional Certification program in 2016. The entire multi-step assessment process takes several months and will culminate with a face-to-face Assessment Centre in the fall.
Connect with an IAP2 Canada Chapter near you!With six regional chapters, IAP2 Canada is truly a coast-to-coast organization! Each Chapter -- British Columbia, Wild Rose (Alberta), Prairies (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario), Great Lakes (Southern Ontario), St Lawrence/Saint-Laurent (Eastern Ontario & Quebec) and Atlantic -- hosts its own events, activities and professional development opportunities. Please visit the Chapters section to find out what's happening region-by-region, and if you are in the area, you're welcome to attend an event. (Please note: the website for our newest chapter, Atlantic, is currently under development.) Check out the Events section to find out what's coming next.
Membership in IAP2 Canada has its benefits – such as lifelong learning, career enhancement and networking with others in the P2 field.
For information on adding additional members to your organization bundle, please review the tutorial.
Opportunities for youth and IAP2
In increasing numbers, students across Canada and the United States are looking for ways of being involved in the events around them, and public participation activities provide that avenue! Getting involved with IAP2 has benefits for the students and the organization itself. Read what one student leader and the Past-President of IAP2 Canada have to say about youth/student involvement in IAP2 here and watch a webinar on student involvement here.
Are you a student who wants to get involved? Do you know one? Pass the link on to them, and encourage him or her to find out more by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Member P2 Resources
Membership has its benefits:
Journal of Public Deliberation