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.

Are you registered?
Early-bird deadline is June 30!


More than 40 sessions, three pre-conference workshops and a new concept for generating discussions! The schedule is now set for the 2017 IAP2 North American Conference! Learn more and register here.

Want to learn about some of the sessions? Come and visit the IAP2 Canada blog to read about some of the presentations you can look forward to.

Don't miss out on the early-bird registration rates for the sixth annual IAP2 North American Conference! Until June 30, IAP2 members pay just US $550.00, and non-members get in for $700.00 IAP2 CANADA NEEDS YOU FOR THE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE!

Planning is getting underway for the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 5 - 7 in Victoria, BC, and we are looking for highly motivated people to help make it happen.

Volunteers are needed for the Steering Committee to will support the planning of the conference and create subcommittees to make this the must-do event of the P2 year!

Interested? Check out the Steering Committee job description for more information and submit your Expression of Interest by June 30, 2017. Anyone, from anywhere, can serve on this committee.

Questions? contact Anita Wasiuta, IAP2 Canada’s volunteer coordinator, at anitaiap2@gmail.com.

Watch for details of the sub-committees, coming this fall.


Among the many benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and two White Papers have already been produced, on:
Two more White Papers are being commissioned for 2017, on Social Media in P2 and getting support or sponsorship for P2 from decision-makers.

See the notice about the upcoming Special Webinar, to the right.

Read more about the IAP2 Canada Research Committee here.


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.

Resources for IAP2 Members

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

Montreal Encore: "Is Your Organization P2-Centric?" -- the IAP2 July Webinar

Public Participation standards, whether by consensus or legislation, are becoming more demanding. But many corporations, non-profits and government agencies are still "behind the curve".

In our next webinar -- Tuesday, July 11 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific, Anne Pattillo of pattillo inc will discuss new international research and case studies to show how practitioners and organizations have opened their hearts to public-centred decision-making.

You'll come away with tools and resources to assess your own organization and develop a P2 plan of its own.

Register here for this webinar, and remember the two-stage process -- follow the URL in your Registration Confirmation email to get your login information.

IAP2 Webinars are free for members and only $50 for non-members.


Update from the IAP2 Canada Research Committee


Throughout 2016, the IAP2 Canada Research Committee held a country-wide survey of P2 practitioners on the State of P2 in Canada to get a better understanding of current public participation activities. The survey focused on identifying trends, common tools and techniques, areas of innovation, as well as evaluating gaps and opportunities for improvement.

This webinar will use results from the latest survey to highlight current trends and contrast observations from the 2013 survey.

Join us Tuesday, July 18 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific to hear the latest. Click here for more information and to register.

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?

Look here.

IAP2 Canada is proud to be a partner with the Journal of Public Deliberation. The Spring 2017 issue is now online: read it here.

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