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?

More than 40 sessions, three pre-conference workshops, three field trips and a new concept for generating discussions: Pathways! 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.

IAP2 Canada wishes to identify one or more Indigenous partners to co-create and implement an Indigenous Awareness Learning Plan for IAP2 Canada Leaders. Read the full RFQ here, and check out the Frequently Asked Questions here. The deadline for proposals is 4pm Pacific time, Monday, August 21.


Certification in any profession -- lawyers, doctors, PR specialists, teachers -- is the assurance that the professional meets a given set of standards. Are you ready to take that next step in your P2 career and earn a CP3 designation? The next IAP2 Canada Certification Assessment Centre is set for December 1 and 2, 2017. (The location is still to be announced: it will be the most convenient location for the majority of applicants.)

But time is running out to apply for this Centre: you must submit your application by August 18, 2017. Find more information here.


Among the many benefits of membership in IAP2 Canada is access to research relevant to P2. An online library will be launched soon, and three White Papers have been produced, on:


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

2017 Organizations of the Year featured in the next IAP2 Webinar!

Due to the IAP2 North American Conference, there will be no webinar in September.

On Tuesday, October 10, 11am Pacific time (2pm Eastern), we'll present the 2017 Core Values Award Winners for Organization of the Year from Canada and the USA.

We can't tell you who they'll be until after the Core Values Awards are announced in Denver in September; so just watch this space and your emails for more information!

You can always register ahead of time. Click here 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

The results of a country-wide survey on the State of P2 in Canada are now ready for review, and you'll get your chance to hear from the IAP2 Canada Research Committee in a special webinar, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern).

Register here.

The survey report will be ready for release September 1. Check back at this space for the link.

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.

Upcoming events

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 latest issue is now online: read it here.

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