Welcome to 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.

Find out more, here.

Read the 2016 IAP2 Canada Annual Report here. The 2018-2020 IAP2 Canada Strategic Plan has been completed. Read it here.


Are you passionate about promoting P2 and supporting the practice in Canada? We hope you'll consider being an IAP2 Canada Board Director for 2018-2021. The nomination period is open now through May 3. Find more information here.


Are you a researcher or research organization? Do you want to be more engaged in research on P2?

The IAP2 Canada Research Committee is seeking your input on the potential development of a collaborative research incubator so IAP2 Canada can work in a partnership with P2 researchers. Find out more here. (The deadline is April 27.)

The Research Committee is also issuing a call for Expressions of Interest in developing two more White Papers: on

  • aligning communication in community representation with diverse audiences; and
  • evaluating the Return on Investment (ROI) of P2.

Read the RFEOI here.


Deep dives into diverse disciplines! Networking and camaraderie! Celebrating the best of the best! And what better place to discuss "Growing a Culture of P2" than in Canada's City of Gardens, Victoria, BC?

We are excited to announce the program for the Conference, with literally something for everyone, whether your interests are energy issues, education, health care, government affairs or cultural matters! Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance here; you'll find sessions, field trips, panels and workshops, and of course, the annual Core Values Awards!

So don't delay! Register today! Sign up before June 30 and get the special early-bird discount!

Help make the Conference happen! Have a look at the many sponsorship opportunities being offered!


Que vous vous intéressiez aux questions énergétiques ou aux enjeux entourant l’éducation, la santé, les transports ou les affaires gouvernementales ou municipales, ou que vous soyez à la recherche d’outils, de conseils, de techniques, d’inspiration ou d’introspection, chacun trouvera un atelier adapté à ses besoins lors de la  Conférence. S'inscrire ici.

Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter le programme détaillé, fournissant tous les détails sur les différentes séances proposées ainsi que sur les autres activités que nous avons planifiées! De plus, votre inscription comprend également un billet pour assister au Gala des prix d’excellence en participation publique de l’AIP2.

Votre entreprise ou votre organisation œuvre-t-elle dans le domaine de la P2? Nous proposons d’intéressants forfaits de commandites et ceux-ci s’envolent rapidement! Plus de détails ici.


Have you worked on -- or been part of a team that created -- a project that exemplifies the IAP2 Core Values? Applications are now being accepted for this year's Core Values Awards, to be presented at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference in Victoria. Find out more here -- the deadline to apply is May 9, 2018!

Avez-vous présenté votre candidature pour les prix d’excellence? Visitez la page Web de l’événement pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, et présentez votre candidature d’ici le 9 mai!!

Become a Certified P2 Professional!

Thank you to all those who are currently going through the IAP2 Professional Certification program! The assessment is currently underway, leading to the Assessment Centre in Calgary in June.

The designation CP3 tells the world that your Public Participation work meets an established set of internationally-recognized criteria. Watch for details of the next Assessment Centre and learn more about Certification here. (NB: "Certification" is not to be confused with receiving a "Certificate of Completion" from the IAP2 Foundations course.)

The IAP2 Canada Research Committee

Access to research relevant to P2 is one of the many  benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada. The Research Committee has been developing an online library, which will be launched soon. As well, four White Papers have been produced, on:

A Request for Expressions of Interest on two more White Papers will be issued soon.

The Research Committee released its latest State of the Practice survey in September, 2017.
Download it here and watch a special webinar, discussing the findings, here. 

Who is an IAP2 Canada member?

People connected with P2 come in all shapes and sizes, with all manner of backgrounds and interests. Meet the members on the IAP2 Canada Member Wall!

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. Check out the Events section to find out what's coming next.

Opportunities for Youth and P2!

If you are a student currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Canada (or have graduated within the past 12 months), you qualify for  the special Student Rate of just $50/year to be a member of IAP2 Canada! Enjoy the benefits of membership while making P2 part of your personal curriculum!

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 info@iap2canada.ca!

Read what one student leader and a Past-President of IAP2 Canada have to say about youth/student involvement in IAP2 here and watch a webinar on student involvement here.

Upcoming Webinars

Coming in May: "Our Community Could Blow Up - Do We Have Time For Some Quick Consultation?" (another Denver Encore)

It may seem counter-intuitive: life and property are under immediate threat -- say, from a pile of highly unstable explosives. Is now the time to sit down and engage the community on possible solutions? Shouldn't we just step back and let the experts do their job?

This is not a hypothetical situation, and Kristi Celico and Doug Sarno, MCP3, had to deal with it. Did the community come up with a better plan? Were the consultations a boon -- or a boom?

On Tuesday, May 8 (11am PDT/2pm EDT), they'll reprise their presentation from the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference in Denver. Register here.

IAP2 Monthly Webinars are an added benefit for members: free to take part (and just $50 for non-members) AND access to recordings of past webinars.

Check out these samples:

2017 Core Values Awards: Projects of the Year (November, 2017)

Is Your Organization P2-Centric? (July, 2017)

Participatory Budgeting (January, 2017)

Are you looking to hire a P2 specialist?

IAP2 Canada members get exclusive access to our Job Board. If you or your company are looking to hire someone in the Public Participation field -- full-time, part-time, contract -- send the information to info@iap2canada.ca, and we'll post it at no cost!


Membership in IAP2 Canada means ...

  • lifelong learning,
  • career enhancement
  • networking with others in the P2 field.

Click here to become a new member or renew your current membership and if you have any questions about the process to renew your membership, please read the detailed guide.  

For information on adding additional members to your organization bundle, please review the tutorial.

Member Benefits

Let's stay in touch!

Are you not (yet) a member of IAP2 Canada but would like to stay on top of its activities? Would you like to receive the information about upcoming learning webinars and other events? It will be great to stay connected and we promise not to clog your inbox! Click here and fill out the form.

Click here for a full calendar of events.

Important note on registration: to register for a training course or event, simply click on the event name. If online registration is available, click on the registration link. Otherwise, please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. (IAP2 Canada does not handle registrations for courses run by outside consultants: these are handled by the consultants themselves.)

Looking for an item from a past IAP2 Newsletter?

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IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. The latest issue is now online: read it here.

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