Congratulations 2020 Core Values Award Winners!
Each year, IAP2 Canada presents the Core Values Awards, honouring the “best of the best” in public engagement. Due to travel and gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Core Values Awards Gala was adapted to an online celebration, via Zoom. Click here to see a recording of the celebration.
National Award Winner: Organization of the Year
The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NCHA), for its five-year journey towards a culture of full public participation across the provincial agency.
When the NSHA was created in 2015 out of the amalgamation of nine District Health Authorities (DHAs), it was deemed necessary to promote a culture of engagement across the entire province. Only one of the former DHAs, formalized engagement through an engagement policy to improve the quality and experience of patient care, dedicated staff and financial resources to support good engagement practices. The challenge was to instill the same culture of engagement across the entire provincial authority.
Our 2020 judges!
Susanna Haas Lyons
Susanna is a civic engagement specialist, who designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision makers.
Mireille dedicates her professional life to strengthening connections between those who experience, organize and provide healthcare services so that collective efforts improve who we are, what we do and how we progress on our health improvement journeys.
Jane is a Senior Vice President at Argyle, one of Canada’s largest engagement and communication firms, with full-time employees in seven Canadian cities. At Argyle, she leads a national team of engagement specialists with the belief that meaningful engagement is grounded in inclusivity, values and respectful dialogue.
Anne is a former president of IAP2 Canada, recipient of the 2015 Core Values Award for P2 for the Greater Good and a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). Her specialties include the energy industry and Indigenous engagement.
Belinda is Leader, Community Engagement, at Vancouver (BC) Coastal Health, specializing in Patient Public Engagement (PPE), ensuring a voice for people most affected by changes or decisions.
VCH has received numerous Core Values Awards on Belinda's watch: Organization of the Year (2006), Creativity and Innovation, and Project of the Year (2014), and P2 for the Greater Good (2016).
Core Values Awards Around the World
Check out Core Values Award winners from around the world, in the IAP2 Federation's Core Values Awards Showcases. Read about winners going back to 2007, and learn some of the techniques they've used to ensure proper engagement!