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Communities of Practice

Discover Our Communities of Practice

One of the many benefits of being a member of IAP2 Canada is the ability to connect with other public participation (P2) practitioners in similar fields. 

The purpose of Communities of Practice (CoP) is to provide members with a way to meet other practitioners, extend networks, learn from each other, and share ideas and issues. Members build their skills and knowledge in their particular industry, while supporting others. Groups can support professionals at all stages of development. 

An important aspect is to provide a safe, confidential space for members to share issues they may be having and access a ‘brains trust’ to benefit from the experiences of others. Many engagement practitioners work alone or in small groups, so these groups will provide valuable encouragement, support, development and a sounding board.

IAP2 Canada currently has two Communities of Practice (CoP):

  • The Indigenous Engagement CoP is building a community of P2 practitioners and members of Indigenous communities who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

  • The North American Energy Sector CoP is a community of P2 practitioners and members of energy communities throughout North America who are committed to advancing meaningful engagement throughout the energy sector.

  • The Young Professionals Network CoP is building a community of young P2 practitioners who are new to the profession and who are committed to sharing and advancing their knowledge about engagement with other young professionals.

International CoPs

We have also joined efforts with our friends at IAP2 Australasia, where we will be sharing our Communities of Practice (CoP).

The IAP2 Australasia Communities of Practice are:

  • Emergency Management

  • Health Services

  • Infrastructure

  • Environment and Sustainability

Join a CoP

The Communities of practice are open to IAP2 members only, so if you want to join, contact us and we’ll take it from there.

Upcoming Meetings

  • No meetings scheduled

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