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IAP2’s Licensed Trainers are not just passionate about public participation. They are highly qualified practitioners who have honed their public participation knowledge and skills. They are talented teachers, bringing concepts alive for beginning through advanced adult learners. They deliver IAP2 courses throughout Canada and beyond, sharing their own first-hand experience as public participation practitioners with course participants. IAP2’s trainers model IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics, not only in the training room but in their own practice.

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IAP2 Accredited Trainers

Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell

Vancouver, BC

Gay Robinson, CP3

Gay Robinson, CP3

Calgary, Alberta

Kim Hyshka, CP3

Kim Hyshka, CP3

Edmonton, Alberta

Richard Delaney

Richard Delaney

Lake Country, British Columbia

Amelia Shaw

Amelia Shaw

Victoria, BC

Jan Bloomfield, BA, MA

Jan Bloomfield

Edmonton, Alberta

Lara Tierney, CP3

Lara Tierney, CP3

Calgary, Alberta

Stephani Roy McCallum

Stephani Roy McCallum

Ottawa, Ontario

Gale Simpson

Gale Simpson

Calgary, Alberta

Jessica Delaney, CP3

Jessica Delaney, CP3

Vancouver, British Columbia

Mary Moreland

Mary Moreland

Ottawa, Ontario

Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

Edmonton, Alberta

Tracey Ehl

Oakville, Ontario

Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell

Vancouver, British Columbia

Accreditations

  • National Charrette Institute Charrette System Certificate
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Amanda Mitchell has over fifteen years of experience designing public engagement processes that meaningfully involve the public in policy decisions. Her work is creative and attention-getting while also strategic and results-oriented. She thrives helping engagement practitioners fine-tune their skills.

Amanda is passionate about cities and the bulk of her experience has been with local governments. At the City of Vancouver, Amanda has worked with staff to increase their skills and confidence for public engagement. She has provided strategic advice on process design and implementation on over 75 projects from neighbourhood land use plans to City-wide strategic plans like the Greenest City Action Plan.

Amanda is a strong believer in peer-to-peer networks. As most municipal governments are grappling with similar issues, Amanda helped establish a Canadian Municipal Public Participation Network where local government practitioners can get advice from their peers in other cities.

As a trainer, Amanda creates a learning environment that is relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Learning is cemented through reflections and case study exercises. She draws on stories and uses humour and a variety of teaching methods to keep things fresh. Amanda has led trainings in Vancouver, North America, and Scandinavia.

As a trainer, Amanda creates a learning environment that is relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Learning is cemented through reflections and case study exercises. She draws on stories and uses humour and a variety of teaching methods to keep things fresh. Amanda has led trainings in Vancouver, North America, and Scandinavia.

Amanda has been involved with IAP2 Canada since 2014 and has served as a deputy board member, board member and Vice-President. In 2015 the City of Vancouver won an Honourable Mention for Organization of the Year as part of the IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards for the work of the Engaged City Task Force. She has been a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer since 2018.

As a trainer, Amanda creates a learning environment that is relevant, experiential and draws on the experience in the room. Learning is cemented through reflections and case study exercises. She draws on stories and uses humour and a variety of teaching methods to keep things fresh. Amanda has led trainings in Vancouver, North America, and Scandinavia.

In her spare time, Amanda can be found outside, exploring the coast in her foldable kayak, the city by bike, and the mountains with her Girl Guides.

Amelia ShawAmelia Shaw

Victoria, British Columbia

Email: amelia[at]ameliashaw.ca

Accreditations

  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
  • Simon Fraser University, Online Engagement & Diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation
  • Calming Controversy and Conflict in Public Involvement, Dialogue Partners
  • LEAD graduate, leadership in sustainable development
  • Management Certificate, Carleton University (Highest Overall Average Award)
  • Governor General’s Leadership Study Conference graduate
  • B.A. Concentration in History (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Amelia Shaw is well known to many in the IAP2 community, having served as the past interim Executive Director for the IAP2 Federation, a past International Board director, and past president of IAP2 Canada. She has been a leader in IAP2 for many years and has many IAP2 achievements including being a Core Value Awards winner. Amelia currently serves as Executive Manager for IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada.

When not working for IAP2, Amelia works part time as a consultation strategist, practitioner and IAF certified facilitator. Over the past nineteen years Amelia has been successfully involved in the development of significant policies, projects, and plans from strategic design, to initiating and facilitating inclusive processes, and implementation.

Her overarching goal is to find an innovative approach that supports both community and organizational values and objectives and leads to helpful deliverables and a positive outcome. Organizations might hold the pen or shovel, but everyone will live with and help find the outcome – people must be involved.

Gale Simpson
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Gale Simpson

G Whiz Consulting Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Email: gwhiz[at]telus.net
Phone: (403) 242-5705
Website: www.canadiantrainerscollective.ca

Accreditations

Certificate in Community Relations, Boston College
Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Mount Royal University

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Gale Simpson’s background in public relations and community relations spans more than 25 years with the Alberta provincial government, a major utility corporation, and as an independent consultant providing public engagement advice and solutions to a variety of clients. Her consulting practice extends through the areas of planning, education, transportation, not-for-profit, waste management, Aboriginal communities, and research and development. Specific services include public participation program planning and management; strategic communications; facilitation; public participation training; and team building. Gale has been involved in some of the largest and most complex projects delivered in Alberta. Throughout her career she has focused on building trust through transparent and responsible processes. She believes her success can be attributed to being able to balance and negotiate the requirements of a variety of stakeholders with those of the client to achieve the best possible outcomes for all.

Gale has been an active member of IAP2 since 1999, beginning with several years at the local level (Alberta’s Wild Rose Chapter), followed by the International Board as well as IAP2 Canada’s Board.

Gale is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative of IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers, whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. The CTC has delivered IAP2 training to more than 2,000 people coast to coast in Canada. In addition, Gale is a licensed trainer for IAP2’s Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage.

Gay Robinson, CP3
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Gay Robinson, CP3

Gay Robinson Consulting

Calgary, Alberta

Email: gerobinson[at]shaw.ca
Phone: (403) 281-8849
Website: www.canadiantrainerscollective.ca
LinkedIn: Canadian Trainers Collective
Twitter: Canadian Trainers Collective

Accreditations

Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3), IAP2 Canada
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), University of Calgary
Associate Diploma in Public Relations, Mount Royal College
Professional Accreditation (APR), Canadian Public Relations Society

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Gay Robinson has over 30 years’ experience in public consultation, facilitation and stakeholder relations. Throughout her career she has been drawn to working with clients who realize the benefits of involving stakeholders in decision-making.

After a successful career in government, not-for-profit, education and the private sector, Gay opened her consulting practice in 1999. Her client list includes energy companies, regulators, community groups, local governments, not-for-profits and industry associations. Based in Alberta, Canada, much of her work is in the energy sector, pushing to raise the bar and establish best practices for stakeholder engagement. Gay has facilitated a number of multi-stakeholder groups and is active in Synergy Alberta – a network of grassroots community groups working on oil and gas related issues.

Gay is an active member of IAP2 – as a licensed trainer since 2005 and in various leadership roles regionally, nationally and internationally. She is an IAP2 Canada Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and serves as an assessor for this professional certification program. She currently serves on the Board for the IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter as Treasurer and is co-chair for the IAP2 2020 North American conference.

Gay is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative of IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers, whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. The CTC has delivered IAP2 training to more than 2,000 people coast to coast in Canada.


Jan Bloomfield
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Jan Bloomfield

Strategy Plus
Edmonton, Alberta

Email: bloomjan[at]telus.net
Phone: (780) 425-4583
Website: www.canadiantrainerscollective.ca

Accreditations

Canada/Alberta Western Career Assignment Management Development Program
Master of Arts, Geography, University of Ottawa
Special Student (Architecture, Economics), Carleton University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Geography, University of Western Ontario

Experience as a Public Participation Practitioner

Following a fulfilling 25 year career in various capacities with the Governments of Canada and Alberta, Jan Bloomfield started her Edmonton-based company Strategy Plus in 1997. Since then, she has assisted public and private sector clients in designing and coordinating public participation processes and facilitating strategic and business planning. Jan has worked in various sectors, including tourism, parks, community planning, economic development, education, health, libraries, environment and agriculture, and transportation.

An active member of IAP2 since 1999, Jan served on the Wild Rose Chapter Board in various capacities from 2002-2012, including two years as President. A member of the founding Board for the Canadian Affiliate in 2011, she then joined the IAP2 Canada Board from 2012 - 2017 where she served as Secretary, and for three years as one of two Canadian representatives on the IAP2 Federation Board.

Jan has been a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate (now Foundations) in Public Participation program since 2005. She is a founding member of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative agreement between three IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. Jan has enjoyed delivering the training across Canada and in the USA through numerous public and in-house sessions.


Jessica Delaney, CP3
Delaney + Associates Inc.

Jessica Delaney, CP3

Delaney + Associates Inc.
700 – 838 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0A6

Email: jessica[at]rmdelaney.com
Phone: (778) 851-1023
Mobile: (778) 887-9545
Website: www.rmdelaney.com

Accreditations

Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)
Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
Master of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2005
Bachelor of Journalism; Bachelor of Arts; Concentration International Affairs, Carleton University, 2003

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Jessica Delaney is a seasoned engagement and communications professional with 15 years of experience working with government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

She provides clients with engagement, facilitation and strategic communications services in her strength sectors that include municipal government, sustainable housing, and healthcare. Jessica has planned, implemented and reported on over 100 comprehensive and inclusive engagements using a variety of in-person and online engagement techniques. Her approach to community, public, stakeholder and Indigenous engagement is to make it safe, inclusive, fun and practical.

Jessica is a passionate trainer, facilitator, and communicator. She works to facilitate learning by focusing on adult learning best practices – making the content relevant, motivating, fun, and interactive – and generously sharing her engagement experiences, lessons learned and practical tips. Her hallmark characteristic is the care and compassion she brings to every classroom. In 2013, after a rewarding career in municipal government, she joined the family business, Delaney + Associates, established almost 25 years ago by her father, where she now serves as Principal, Strategic Communications and Engagement. In this role, she manages the Vancouver office and leads the engagement, communications, facilitation, and training projects for Western Canada. Jessica and her family live in British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, where she spends time with her family enjoying the lakes, mountains and – yes – the wineries!


Kim Hyshka, CP3
Dialogue Partners, Inc.

Kim Hyshka, CP3

Dialogue Partners, Inc.

2600, 10180-101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3Y2

Email info@dialoguepartners.ca (for training related questions or inquiries)

Phone: (780) 306-7576 ext 101
Website dialoguepartners.ca
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/kim-hyshka
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dialogue_partners/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dialogue-Partners-121248259265/
Twitter @dialogue-partner

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Specialization in Globalization & Governance, University of Alberta
Collaborative Conflict Resolution Training, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations, better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

Kim's everyday experience includes leading and planning engagement and facilitation processes. She often provides expert advice to senior managers and project teams on the most effective means of involving those affected by the decisions to be made. Kim has worked with public organizations, governments, and private companies across Canada as well as internationally, and has worked with clients in multiple sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, and land use planning.

Kim sees each engagement project as a new opportunity to create, design, and implement unique processes and programs that allow stakeholders to actively engage in dialogue where they build new connections and relationships. These relationships are the foundation on which new ideas and collaborative efforts are built upon and succeed in implementation.

Want to learn more about changing the world, one better conversation at a time….click here and watch this short video on what Kim’s up to!

Lara Tierney, CP3
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Lara Tierney, CP3

On Point Consultation
Calgary, Alberta

Email: lara[at]onpointconsultation.com
Phone: (403) 827-5272
Website: www.canadiantrainerscollective.ca

Accreditations

Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3), IAP2 Canada
Bachelor of Psychology, University of Calgary
Adult Educator Certificate, Mount Royal College
Change Management, Prosci
Positive Psychology Certificate, Wholebeing Institute

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Lara has been working in the field of public participation for the last 15 years with both municipal experience (The City of Calgary) and working as a consultant. Her experience ranges from the very tactical with event planning for various types of public participation events all the way to high level strategic planning. She has worked on the collaborative development of a municipal engage policy and framework, training of engagement courses, creation of engagement strategies and plans for complex and controversial multi-stakeholder projects, implementation of a large variety of digital and in-person engagement tactics, and facilitation for many types of engagement activities.

Within her public participation practice, she has had the opportunity to work with many lines of business including parks, land use planning, transportation, law, public art, fire, police, community development and affordable housing.

Currently she is working in Stakeholder Relations for a 5-billion-dollar transit project with The City of Calgary. Her work involves developing and implementing strategies for stakeholder and public engagement.

She has been a member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) since 2005 and is on the board for the local chapter. She became a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Foundations Program in 2014. She is also serving on the IAP2 Canada North America Conference Fun Committee.

Lara is an associate of the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC), a cooperative of IAP2-licensed Canadian trainers, whose mission is to provide professional development to practitioners and others who wish to enhance relations with their stakeholders. The CTC has delivered IAP2 training to more than 2,000 people coast to coast in Canada.


Mary Moreland

Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: (613) 620-8329
Email: marymoreland.p2[at]bell.net

Accreditations

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Ottawa, Canada
Facilitation and experiential learning training (ICA, Intersol, Strachan & Tomlinson, Katimavik, Canada World Youth)

Experience as a public participation practitioner

A bilingual career public servant with the Canadian federal government, Mary Moreland has more than 15 years of experience contributing to national public participation initiatives such as the creation of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, the implementation of the National Innovation and Learning Engagement Strategy, coordinating outreach activities during the United Nations Climate Change Conference as well as working on secondment to other regulatory departments such as Health Canada (Office of Consumer and Public Involvement) and Environment Canada (Corporate Consultations Directorate). While her work is often at the national level, her community volunteer commitments keep her grounded in what’s happening at the local level. Mary has been an accredited trainer for IAP2’s five day Public Participation Certificate Course since 2005.

Mary has presented P2 themed sessions at conferences and in university and other class settings. For workshops, she strives to design creative and interactive panel sessions reflecting the best of P2 practices. Mary pioneered the launch of IAP2’s French language training and volunteered her time (and friends’!) to revise translations. She is the only IAP2 trainer delivering courses in French and has been a supporter over the years of AIP2 France and it’s unfolding. Mary is active with IAP2 Canada and is a member of the IAP2 St. Lawrence chapter. She is also engaged with the government’s P2 community, which she finds key to staying current.

Early on Mary worked with national and international youth and community development programs in Canada and in Pakistan, which fostered her cross cultural training and facilitation skills based on adult education principles. A wonderful part of training for Mary is the opportunity to learn from participants as they share their stories about the consultations they have worked on and talk about how they might improve their next ones by implementing what they are learning from their IAP2 courses and from their peers.

Richard Delaney
Delaney + Associates Inc.

Richard Delaney

President, Principal Collaborative Decision Making
Delaney + Associates Inc.
10563 Okanagan Centre Road West
Lake Country, BC V4V 2H8

Email: delaney[at]rmdelaney.com
Phone: (778) 851-1023
Mobile: (613) 794-3236
Website: www.rmdelaney.com

Accreditation

Master of Arts (MA), Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Diploma in Forest Management, Sir Sandford Fleming College
Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
Licensed IAP2 Trainer (since 2007)
IAP2 Foundations Course Curriculum Developer
Co-Chair IAP2 Certificate in Effective Public Participation Innovation Project
Certified NIFI Issue Forum Moderator, Chicago
Post Crisis and Disaster Facilitation, Global Facilitation Service Corp

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Richard Delaney has been a public participation practitioner for almost 35 years – initially in the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada as a public servant, working on environmental, transportation and defence files, and then as a consultant. Richard founded Delaney + Associates (D+A) in 1996; since that time, he has led, designed, planned and undertaken +400 stakeholder and public engagement projects, specializing in the areas of health, environment, transportation and education. Richard is known for his expertise in supporting science-based regulatory, policy and program decisions. He developed training related to managing advisory groups for the federal government and an approach to ongoing public and stakeholder advisory services that is highly regarded. He has a reputation for bringing calm to complex engagements filled with high emotion.

Working with an adult education team at D+A, Richard has delivered +100 Foundations/Certificate programs; in addition, he delivers several customized D+A courses including: Facilitating Engagement; Managing High Emotions in Community Engagement; Project Management for Engagement; and, Patient, Family and Community Engagement. Richard generously shares his engagement experiences with training participants and in doing so, brings course content to life in a practical and energizing way.

Richard is passionate about engagement for effective public policy, project efficiency, and sustainability and social justice. His mission is to help organizations build capacity for effective and authentic engagement – through his training practice and his consulting-related coaching and mentoring work. Richard moved recently to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, where he enjoys hiking, skiing and spending family time with his two young grandsons.


Stephani Roy McCallum

Stephani Roy McCallum

Courageous Leadership Project
Ottawa, Ontario

Email: stephani[at]bravelylead.com
Phone: (613) 302-2235
Website: www.bravelylead.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephani-roy-mccallum-b627646/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bravelylead/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RedheadSteph
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephani.roy.mccallum/

Accreditations

Assessor, Coach & Mentor, IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage Train Preparation Program
IAP2 Strategies for Public Opposition & Outrage Training Program Course Developer
Co-Active Trained Coach and Leadership Development Program, Coaches Training Institute
Post Crisis and Disaster Facilitation, Global Facilitation Service Corp
Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators
Certificate in Community Development, Institute of Cultural Affairs
Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Stitt Feld Handy Group
Leadership Coach, International Coach Federation
Assessor, IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation T3 Program
Certified Moderator, National Issues Forums
Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership, Naropa University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Carleton University

Experience as a public participation practitioner

Stephani Roy McCallum is the “Chief Storm Rider” at the Courageous Leadership Project. She is a Leadership Coach, Certified Professional Facilitator, and a seasoned leader specializing in conflict, high emotion and controversy. She has worked internationally on controversial projects with individuals, organizations and communities to transform conflict and create momentum for positive change. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations solve the problems in our world.

She has led and managed conversations involving more than 30,000 participants, and has worked on five continents facilitating complex topics like municipal budgets, school closures, land use, health care, transportation, nuclear waste, natural disaster, truth and reconciliation, environment and more.

Stephani has been the Project Lead on a number of international and national award winning projects, including a project which received the IAP2 International Core Values Award for finding common ground and a way forward for the blood donation policy for men who have had sex with other men for Canadian Blood Services, a highly divisive and polarizing issue.

She has been a licensed trainer of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Foundations in Public Participation since 2005, and was a lead developer of IAP2’s Strategies for Public Opposition and Outrage course. She was an IAP2 Assessor, coach and mentor for new candidate trainers for all of IAP2's training programs from 2011 to 2016, and continues to serve as an Assessor and Coach for new trainers of the Outrage program. She was the 2008 President of IAP2 International. Stephani has a background in Sociology and holds certificates in Co-active coaching, Courageous Leadership, Authentic Leadership, community development & alternative dispute resolution. She regularly speaks and presents internationally on how to lead powerfully in the face of challenges, creating new more possible futures for all of us, together.


Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

Topent Ltd

Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

Topent Ltd
Experience Creator

1076 Summerwood Estates Rd
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0E2

Email: tannistopolnisky@gmail.com
Phone: 780-913-1367
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tannistopolnisky/
Twitter: @toptannis

Accreditations

Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3)
Assessor, Coach & Mentor, IAP2 Foundations Trainer Preparation Program
Masters of Science, Human Ecology
Bachelor of Science, Human Ecology

Experience as a public participation practitioner

As owner of Topent, Tannis Topolnisky combines her passions of public participation, facilitation and capacity building. Bringing people together to make a difference both in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making is what she has dedicated her career to.

Tannis has eighteen years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011. She has worked in a variety of areas such as legislation, policy and program development, health, contaminated sites, heritage conservation, municipal budgeting, land use planning, affordable housing, education and more. Tannis has diverse experience engaging communities, interest groups, non-government organizations, professional and industry associations, academics, patient groups and Indigenous peoples. She often finds herself planning and facilitating projects where there are potential impacts to health, livelihood, relationships, community and quality of life.

Tannis has extensive experience providing facilitation, training support and capacity building services to government and non-government organizations across the country and around the world. She regularly works with senior leaders and decision makers to build their capacity to support public engagement practices in their unique role they play. She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.

“What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho



Tracey Ehl, MCP3 

Oakville, Ontario

Email: tracey@ehlharrison.com

Twitter: @TEhlHarrison

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracey-ehl-a4a58415/


Accreditations

Master Public Participation Practitioner (MCP3)

Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF)

Registered Professional Planner (RPP)

Certificate in Adult Education for Sustainability, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Doctoral Candidate in Resource and Environmental Management, Wilfrid Laurier University

Mediation 1 & 2, University of Waterloo

Master of Science (MSc) in Rural Extension and International Development Studies, University of Guelph

Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo


Experience as a public participation practitioner

Tracey brings groups together to explore ideas, opportunities and issues.  She approaches public participation as a learning process, for everyone.  This is based on a belief that individual and collective learning hold great potential for positive, transformative change. 

Tracey has over two decades of professional experience in facilitation, public and stakeholder engagement, environmental communications and environmental and strategic planning.  Tracey’s energetic and attentive style has assisted communities locally and internationally to develop supported, realistic solutions and achieve shared goals. Her project involvement has focused on complex projects in the areas of energy, sustainability, public water system management, municipal planning, transportation and public transit, waste management, wastewater infrastructure, and community development.  Within these projects, Tracey has designed, led and documented hundreds of events and processes to meet the unique needs of each client and the affected stakeholder groups, while managing controversy, outrage and budget limitations, multiple agendas and influences beyond the project.   

Tracey is a mom, partner, adventurer, student and small business owner who believes in volunteerism and building innovative, creative, safe and supportive communities.  She has been an active volunteer with IAP2 and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute for over a decade.  She is excited to be a part of the IAP2 training community, and looks forward to meeting, learning and sharing stories with everyone she meets in the Foundations (Planning) course. 



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