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  • 06 Feb 2018 9:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mark is a Senior Program Analyst at Health Quality Ontario in the Patient, Caregiver, and Public Engagement Office. With over 5 years experience engaging patients and the public on policy, governance, and regulatory issues in health at a federal and provincial level, Mark currently supports both patients and staff as they engage with each other on healthcare quality improvement.  He is keen to build lasting relationships between care recipients and healthcare institutions to enhance patient experience and outcomes as well as ensure governance and policy decisions are more well-rounded and sustainable.  In addition, Mark has 3 years experience of policy experience on drug regulatory and global supply chain issues and 2 years experience in research on public perceptions of nutritional genomics. Mark has previously been a patient advisor to the Ottawa Hospital.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Originally trained as a Visual Language Interpreter, Mike has sent the past 15+ years working as a Facilitator and Organizational Development Consultant in Alberta and BC.

    Mike co-founded and is currently managing a consulting group based in Victoria, that supports a variety of client groups focused on public and stakeholder engagement. 

    His work also includes designing and facilitating training focused on group facilitation, strategic communication and stakeholder engagement. Mike joined the IAP2 Board in 2016.
  • 06 Feb 2018 9:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kevin has over twenty-five years' experience in media sales, media relations, internal and external communications as well as public engagement and public participation for both industry and government.

    Kevin was responsible for developing the strategic and operational direction of City of Calgary engagement activities for all stakeholder audiences. Projects ranged from large infrastructure {LRT, interchanges} to developing inner-city off-leash areas, and using goats, rather than pesticides, to solve weed problems. Public engagement was integral to providing sustainable long term solutions. The City utilized many of the tools and techniques identified in the Foundations program, and connected with citizens via organized public events, online Engage Portal, Focus and advisory groups, as well as live-streaming and pop-up destination engagements.

    Prior to working with municipal government, Kevin worked with the regulated utility, Altalink, where the focus of engagement was with farmers and ranchers who would host new transmission facilities, which gave him a greater appreciation for the rural community and all of the challenges that come with making a living in the country.

    He has been a member of IAP2 Wild Rose since 2010, and will serve on the boards of both the Canadian and Wild Rose Boards for the coming term.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sarah has worked in communications and community engagement for over 15 years and is a proud new Mom living in Montréal. 

    Prior to moving to Quebec with her husband she worked with the Calgary Stampede, CBC, VANOC and Whistler Blackcomb. Sarah's experience working for VANOC in the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games inspired her to learn more about the core values of public participation, and with support from the Calgary Stampede, she completed the IAP2 Foundations Course in 2014.

    Many of the organizations she has worked for have a strong volunteer presence and she wanted to continue giving back as a volunteer with IAP2. Sarah holds a double degree from the University of Calgary in Communications and Canadian Studies. She started as one of the IAP2 Canada deputy board members in 2015 and was acclaimed as an IAP2 Canada director in 2016.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Brenda owns her own consulting business, P2 Facilitators, that offers expertise in Public Participation planning, design and implementation. Brenda has been developing, designing and delivering engagement/outreach and training programs for over 20 years and is passionate about and committed to building the profession of public participation in Canada. Planning an effective engagement strategy is Brenda’s specialty.

    Brenda has spent much of her volunteer time in the last 2 years serving as a member of the IAP2 USA Certification Task Force. She was the Senior Public Outreach Specialist at Health Canada’s Contaminated Sites Division where she led the Public Involvement Team for 9 years. Some of the outreach programs she managed for the Federal Government include Health Canada Programs for Contaminated Sites, Tobacco, Hepatitis C and Environmental Assessment Regulations.


    Brenda was a valued member of the training team at the Contaminated Sites Division, developing and delivering training programs for P2 Practitioners serving 17 Federal Government Departments and Agencies. Prior to working at the Federal Government Brenda led the Canadian Red Cross national first aid services program for 8 years and was also involved in International development programs.

    Brenda is an accomplished and entertaining facilitator with an extensive list of facilitation design and development skills.

    Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rose has been a Senior Contract Administrator/Senior Buyer with Suncor Energy since 2008.  Prior to this, Rose was Purchasing Coordinator with Northwest Community College based in Kitimat and Terrace B.C. During her time in Kitimat Rose and her husband launched a business providing executive-style accommodation for international business clients between 2003 and 2011.

    Rose moved to her current position as Senior Advisor in Stakeholder and Aboriginal Relations, after five years in Supply Chain in Major Projects and Operations, but her role and focus continue to be establishing relationships and building trust.  Her work with the Aboriginal Employee Network is a natural fit for Rose as she helps build a community of support for Aboriginal employees at Suncor. “Commitments matter and this is why it is so important to strive for relationships that are based on transparency, mutual trust and respect”.

    Rose’s professional background includes a Project Management Certificate from the University of Calgary, an SCMP Designation from the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Athabasca University.  She is also a member of the Professional Aboriginal Women in Industry (Calgary) which is a group of professional Aboriginal women in industry who support the work of Aboriginal relations, and volunteered on the Metis Women’s Council on Economic Security.

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

    Ashleigh is an award-winning rural innovator and long time advocate for meaningful community engagement, open government, and applied technological innovation. Ashleigh’s work leading Grey County’s Connected County Initiative directly contributed to the County receiving recognition as one of the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum. Currently, Ashleigh serves as the Communications Manager for the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Initiative, supporting the largest publicly funded regional broadband project in Canada to date. Ashleigh holds a degree in International Development from the University of Guelph and an MPA from the University of Victoria. Her work advocating for people-centred public service and connectivity-driven innovation in rural communities can be read in publications like Toronto Life, Canadian Government Executive, and Municipal World.

    You can find Ashleigh on Twitter at @ashleighweeden, where she loves to connect with interesting people from all over the world, and at her virtual home at
    www.ashleighweeden.com, where she writes about authenticity, leadership, and public service renewal.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dhurata is currently Acting Executive Director of the Community of Federal Regulators – a partnership of 27 regulatory departments promoting horizontal peer-to-peer collaboration and capacity building. Prior to joining the CFR, Dhurata was the manager of stakeholder engagement at the Office of Consumer and Public Involvement and the Natural Health Products Directorate at Health Canada. Prior to joining the federal government in 2001, Dhurata worked for international development organizations such as the United Nations and the US Agency for International Development on projects promoting good governance and gender equity in Eastern Europe. Dhurata holds a Masters in Public Administration from University of Kansas and she is a trained IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) Practitioner.

    Dhurata occupe présentement le poste de directrice exécutive par intérim de la Communauté des régulateurs fédéraux – un partenariat constitué de 27 ministères à vocation réglementaires favorisant la collaboration horizontale entre pairs et le renforcement des capacités. Elle est également membre du comité directeur de la communauté de pratique sur les consultations du gouvernement du Canada. Dhurata a également dirigé les équipes de mobilisation des intervenants au Bureau de la participation des consommateurs et du public et à la Direction des produits de santé naturels et sans ordonnance de Santé Canada. Avant de se joindre au gouvernement fédéral en 2001, Dhurata a travaillé sur des projets visant à promouvoir la bonne gouvernance et l’équité entre les sexes en Europe de l’Est pour des organisations de développement international comme les Nations Unies et l’Agence américaine pour le développement international. Dhurata détient une maîtrise en administration publique de l’Université du Kansas et est une praticienne de l’IAP2 (Association internationale pour la participation publique).


  • 06 Feb 2018 9:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hugo est conseiller stratégique en participation publique au Québec avec une expérience de 20 ans dans le domaine. Son défi au quotidien : des projets socialement acceptables! Hugo est passionné par l’intégration de la participation citoyenne aux petites et grandes décisions de tous les jours. À titre de conseiller relations avec le milieu il a mené plusieurs consultations publiques dans différents types de projets (lignes de transport d’électricité, poste de transformation, réfection de centrales hydroélectriques). Il travaille présentement pour Hydro-Québec à titre de conseiller et formateur en participation publique. Membre de l’Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, il possède une maîtrise en aménagement du territoire et développement régional et un baccalauréat en urbanisme ce qui lui permet d’avoir une vision large du domaine de la participation publique. Hugo est vice-président de l’AIP2 Canada et siège au conseil d’administration de l’AIP2 Canada depuis avril 2014.

    Hugo is a public participation advisor in Québec with more than 20 years of experience in this field. His professional goal: socially acceptable projects! Hugo is passionate about meeting the challenges of fostering better citizen participation in the small and big decisions that are made every day. As a community relations advisor, he has led many consultations on planning and implementation of various types of projects (major power lines, electrical substations, refurbishing of hydro plants). He currently works at Hydro-Québec, as an advisor and trainer in public participation. A member of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec, he holds a Master’s degree in planning and regional development and a Bachelor’s in urban planning, lending him a broad and applied perspective around the public participation table. Hugo is currently vice-president of IAP2 Canada and has been a member of the IAP2 Canada board of directors since April 2014.

  • 06 Feb 2018 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bruce is an experienced and dynamic P2 practitioner. He is currently Chief of Staff with the NDP Caucus in NL. Prior to this he served as Assistant Deputy Minister with the NL Government (Rural Secretariat; Office of Public Engagement). He joined the IAP2 Canada Board in 2015 as President (2015-18), and has been a Canadian rep on the IAP2 Federation Board since 2017.

    Over his career Bruce has worked closely with community, business, labour, government, and academic partners in varied P2 contexts. He is a Qualified Mediator, and a Director with the Canadian Evaluation Society-NL.

    Bruce’s work has taken him to South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Togo, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Nigeria. His educational journey includes: a master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University (community mobilization and participatory communications); an interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University (collaborative synergy in REM); and Post-doctoral research at Memorial University (collaboration success in rural health and development).

    Bruce lives in downtown St. John’s with his wife Camille Fouillard and their children Léo and Esmée.

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