Change begins with us: A message from the IAP2 Canada Board of Directors
The Black Lives Matter movement across the USA, Canada, and around the world transcends geographical boundaries and has brought Canada's own racial history and current status of inequality and discrimination into focus. As the national body for the community and stakeholder engagement sector, racism and systemic biases are antithetical to the mission and values of IAP2.
Register now for the VIRTUAL 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!
IAP2 has made the decision to postpone the IAP2 North American Conference in Banff to 2022 (IAP2 USA will be hosting in Seattle in September 2021) and will be proceeding with aVirtual Conference. The Virtual Conference will run September 8-11 2020 via Zoom between 9am-5pm Mountain time. The Schedule-at-a-glance has just been announced!
The restrictions on this profession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be with us for some time, so we are excited to present this opportunity to learn about getting the most out of the Zoom platform. Join us July 14 as Dr Rebecca Sutherns shares her considerable expertise so you'll be able to prepare your participants to participate, ensure the process is truly accessible and actively engage your audience.
Is IAP2 Canada serving the needs of the P2 practice? Every couple of years, we ask you -- the members -- that question, and last year, we expanded the reach of the survey to include non-members. The results are in, and in their executive summary, Board members Catherine Rockandel and Katherine Cole report that members value the services the organization provides, but would like to see a greater social media presence and more work to ensure that the practice is truly diverse. The results of the survey will go towards producing the next 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.
We know that your lives are being turned upside down. Plans that you have made are changing and it seems that every time you turn around there is something new being said. Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement!
We want to help. A list of resources has been gathered to support P2 practitioners and supporters of P2, which is in no way exhaustive!