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  • 02 May 2020 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Œuvrant au sein d’un gouvernement municipal depuis plus de 12 ans, Nicole a appuyé l’élaboration d’initiatives en participation publique (P2) pour une multitude de sujets ayant une incidence directe sur les résidents, et a joué le rôle d’animatrice et de conseillère stratégique, ce faisant dans les deux langues officielles du Canada et du Nouveau-Brunswick, le français et l’anglais.

    Nicole s’est jointe à l’AIP2-Canada en 2017, et cette même année a suivi le cours des Fondements pendant le tout premier Symposium des compétences. Elle a été profondément inspirée à promouvoir les concepts de la P2 inclusive et juste pour tous. Elle a été nommée membre-associé du conseil d’administration (C.A.) en 2017-2018, puis élue en 2019 pour un mandat de trois ans. Dans ce rôle, elle agit à titre d’agente de liaison au nom du C.A. en ce qui a trait au portfolio du bilinguisme de l’AIP2-Canada — un objectif stratégique de l’organisme.

    Ses antécédents professionnels en matière de traduction, de prestation de services bilingues, de communications, d'engagement des employés et de participation publique lui accordent une perspective unique pour tisser les liens entre divers groupes linguistiques et culturels pour atteindre un but collectif.

    Vous pouvez joindre Nicole par courriel à l’adresse nicoleIAP2atl@gmail.com.

    While working in municipal government for 12+ years, Nicole has assisted in developing public participation initiatives for a wide range of topics with direct impact on residents, as well as acted as facilitator and strategic advisor, all the while accomplishing this in Canada and New Brunswick’s official languages, English and French.

    Nicole joined IAP2-Canada in 2017, and attended the first Skills Symposium where she took the Foundations course, and was profoundly inspired to promote the concepts of fair and equitable P2 for all. She became a deputy board member for the 2017-2018 year, and was elected for a three-year mandate in 2019. She is currently the Board liaison for the bilingualism portfolio of IAP2-Canada, a strategic objective of the organization.

    Her professional background in translations, bilingual service delivery, communications, employee engagement and public participation provides her with a unique perspective in connecting linguistic and cultural groups to a common community goal.

    She can be reached by email at nicoleIAP2atl@gmail.com.

  • 21 Nov 2019 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since joining the federal public service in 2011, Katherine has been at Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and is now Director of Citizen Engagement at the Correctional Service of Canada. With an M.A. in Indigenous Studies from Carleton University (2005), and eight years as a research consultant for Indian Residential Schools, Katherine is passionate about Indigenous issues and relations. A resident of Ottawa, she has been active in the community as chair and multicultural coordinator on her children’s school council and is also a volunteer with her children’s soccer club. She also serves on the board of the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. Together with her partner, a Nigerian-born writer and musician, she has two boys. Katherine is also an avid cyclist and enjoys being active in and around Ottawa, which has been home since 2002.

  • 03 Aug 2018 3:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MICHELLE SNOW is Director of Public Engagement for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with over 20 years’ experience in the P2 field. Under her direction, the team has developed into a vital part of public sector planning in the province and now designs and delivers some 40 engagement projects each year, from small focus groups to multi-site deliberative dialogues. This has brought her a solid understanding of P2 fundamentals from both the theoretical and practical side. One of her personal interests is in the area of Indigenous Engagement and has been part of several initiatives in the National Year of Dialogue for Reconciliation and Renewed Relationships, held by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

  • 03 Aug 2018 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DREW FERRARI is a trained architect, with over 30 years of diverse, interdisciplinary project experience, encompassing community engagement in planning, architectural, interior, landscape and transportation and graphic design. His past projects range from corporate interiors to vast regional parks. His passion is to create opportunities for meaningful community engagement. Drew served for several years as secretary to the IAP2 BC Chapter, provided graphic support to the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference and was the 2017 recipient of the Donald Golob Award.

  • 03 Aug 2018 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Since 1990, Catherine Rockandel has engaged people with different perspectives in meetings, workshops, and conferences to ensure a rich cross-pollination of ideas. She is skilled at evoking participation, collaboration and creativity while honoring the diversity of the group and affirming its wisdom. 

    Catherine has worked with communities, organizations, government and companies supporting them to understand complex issues, build relationships, facilitate collaborative planning, and enhance strategic decision-making.

    Catherine won the 2017 IAP2 Canada Core Values Award for Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture for her work with School District 38 (Richmond), BC. She is a past-president of IAP2 BC and a Certified Professional Facilitator.

    Please see www.growpartnerships.com for more information.

  • 03 Aug 2018 2:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kristen is an Engagement Professional specializing in the planning, coordination, and implementation of community engagement programs. Currently, she is the Outreach Manager for Niagara Sustainability Initiative where she focuses on planning and coordination of community engagement and communications initiatives related to corporate sustainability. She is passionate about encouraging community members to get involved in local decision-making to ensure sustainable policy creation. She holds a B.A. in She holds a B.A in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Samantha currently works as a policy advisor with The Regional Municipality of Halton in Oakville, Ontario where she is part of a small team dedicated to municipal government relations, advocacy, policy and public engagement.  During her career, Samantha has had the opportunity to be part of a wide range of municipal public engagement projects on topics such as public health, waste management, planning, transportation and economic development.  Samantha has also worked internationally in the West Indies using development through sport to support community capacity building which included engaging with rural and remote communities. At Halton, Samantha is leading the development of an enhanced regional public engagement framework which will help inform the development of Regional programs and services. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, a post-graduate diploma in marketing, is an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) and is working towards the completion of her MBA. Samantha lives in Oakville with her husband and young daughter.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sheri has been in the outreach and engagement arena for over 15 years. She began her career in outreach and engagement with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in the area of climate change education. From there she moved on to the City of Regina where she has led various public education and outreach initiatives at the municipal level for over thirteen years. Most recently, Sheri assisted the City in implementing community-wide engagement strategies during the redevelopment of an official community plan, and led improvements to engagement processes in the Planning Department. Sheri also has a strong commitment to the Arts and currently sits as Chair of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Regina’s longest running arts festival.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kristen is an Engagement Professional and currently Outreach Manager for Niagara Sustainability Initiative. She focuses on planning and coordination of community engagement and communications initiatives related to corporate sustainability. She is passionate about encouraging community members to get involved in local decision-making to ensure sustainable policy creation. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Morgan currently works as a community and environmental planner with Dillon Consulting in Kitchener, Ontario where he specializes in public engagement.  During his professional and academic career, he has had some unique opportunities to work and study in diverse rural and urban settings in Canada and overseas, focusing on stakeholder engagement and community-driven decision-making processes. At Dillon, Morgan has specialized in bringing innovative participatory tools and methods, including digital civic engagement technologies, to complex community dialogues. His past field of research has included democratic decision making in complex community dialogues about the environment.  He holds a Master’s degree in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph, along with an honours degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Sussex in the UK.  His master’s thesis was a comparative analysis of public participation and Indigenous community engagement in environmental assessment processes for large mining operations in Northern Canada and in South Africa.  Morgan lives in Guelph with his wife and three young children.

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