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P2 & Engagement

Learn how to take meaningful action toward real-life challenges in public participation (P2) and engagement, deliver results that matter, and implement transformational change that lasts.

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Increase engagement and inclusion for all people including racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, and other groups who are more likely to be overlooked, identifying a wide range of ideas, views and concerns

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Drive impact with better decision-making that reflects public interests and values making it easier to communicate, implement, and understand the process, decisions, and impact

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Build capacity for collaborative decision-making over the long term by improving relationships and increasing trust between decision-makers and the public


Featured News & Updates

IAP2 Canada’s Certificate in Public Participation builds on the foundations of public participation training and best practices from around the globe to provide participants with approximately 30 hours of specialized training in public participation and engagement.

Digital engagement tools are rapidly becoming essential for public participation. Susanna Haas Lyons is back with another season of the highly popular Digital Discovery Series. This six-part series of workshops is your opportunity to discover digital tools and the many ways they can apply to public engagement.

Interested in accessing the Digital Experience for 2022 IAP2 NAC? All of our conference sessions have been recorded in Banff and the sessions are now available to enjoy at your own pace. Register today!


About IAP2 Canada

International Association for Public Participation (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.


Member Benefits


IAP2 Canada offers level-based public participation (P2) training and professional development through our learning pathway - designed for diverse audiences.


The Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) Programs are available to all IAP2 Canada members.


Our members are a diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them.


Our chapters each have their own Board of Directors to plan and organize local events, activities & professional development opportunities.


Our research committee focuses on identifying trends, best practices and areas of innovation to help members better understand current P2 activities in Canada.


We offer offer both virtual and in-person activities for our members and P2 practitioners including webinars, communities of practice events & our annual conference.

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