Help grow and strengthen IAP2 Canada and the practice of public participation. Join as a volunteer and broaden your network, inspire better decisions together, learn from others and share your expertise. IAP2 Canada volunteers are a fun, energetic and passionate team who are influencing the practice of P2.
IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program
You will share your knowledge and experience with a protégé to assist in their career development and contribute to the advancement of P2 in support of IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. The Mentorship Program cycle is from October to May 2021.
As an IAP2 Canada mentor, you will provide a sounding board, advice and general wisdom on best practices and potential pitfalls with a person new to the P2 profession (protégé). You can assist in their career development and contribute to the advancement of P2 in support of IAP2’s Core Values and Code of Ethics. This is an eight-month volunteer term beginning in October. Mentor Volunteer Description and application. Deadline for applications (Mentors) is August 17, 2020. OPEN
Note: the call for protégés will take place in late August.
Social Media Task Force
This new task force will seek to identify ways by which social media tools can help to increase visibility of IAP2 Canada and improve its outreach efforts. We are seeking up to five highly motivated individuals to join this Task Force for a period of four months. Social Media Task Force Volunteer Description & Application. Deadline for applications is August 17, 2020. OPEN
Indigenous Awareness Learning Program
This learning program aims to develop a common foundation of understanding throughout IAP2 Canada about the history and experiences of our Indigenous Peoples. As a volunteer learning partner, you have a level of comfort and experience in working with Indigenous people and communities that you are willing and able to share with IAP2 Canada members. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2020. OPEN
Professional Development & Training Committee
Help position IAP2 Canada as a developer of P2 training resources by overseeing the creation and delivery of training products. As a committee member with demonstrated expertise in learning outcomes, you will assist with the development and implementation of new and current training products, i.e. the Taster Series, Skills Symposium. The committee is seeking three additional members. Deadline for applications is August 19, 2020. OPEN
Youth Engagement NetworkThe work of this committee includes the development of the 2020 IAP2 Canada YEN Action Plan including outreach, building youth community of practice, identifying communications channels for reaching youth, and engaging youth in the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference. Volunteers are asked to commit to a one-year renewable term. Does this sound like you? - *All positions have been filled
Marketing & Communications Committee
You will participate in the development and implementation of the annual IAP2 Canada marketing action plan that responds to IAP2 Canada organizational needs outlined in the Marketing Strategy Plan. The goal is to ensure IAP2 Canada’s communications are consistent, effective, timely and targeted to the interests and needs of its audiences.
With experience in research practice, you will help create access to public participation standards for effectiveness and evaluation, and define successful processes and outcomes for effective P2. Research Surveys include an Environmental Scan of research organizations and State of Public Practice in Canada.
Strategic Relationships Advisory Committee
The Strategic Relationships framework is about building mutually beneficial relationships with organizations external to IAP2 Canada.The Advisory Committee oversees the development and implementation of these relationships to respond to IAP2 Canada organizational needs. All positions are filled.
Nomination & Elections Committee
As an IAP2 Canada Nomination & Elections Committee member, you will assist in the recruitment process of Board members in keeping with IAP2 Canada’s vision, mission, guiding principles and Bylaws. We are seeking two non-board members to join the Board Secretary on this Committee. Nomination & Election volunteer description & application.
IAP2 Canada Board of Directors
IAP2 Canada seeks a board composed of leaders committed to inspiring better decisions together, who reflect the diversity of thought, background and experience, and have an understanding of governance norms. You will also have significant experience in areas relevant to the IAP2 Canada’s Strategic Plan.
IAP2 International Board of Directors
IAP2 International is undergoing a change to organizational functions. Canada has two new international board members who are passionate about working on and supporting the strategic leadership and governance of the International organisation. Call for Nominations open in Fall 2020.
Core Values Awards Judge
As a Core Value Awards judge you will review and collaborate with the other judges to decide which submission is to be awarded for their excellent works, and who goes on to compete at the international level. The IAP2 Core Values Awards are another way to help raise the bar in the field of public engagement.
IAP2 2020 North American Conference
The Steering Committee helps to deliver a successful Conference in Banff, September 2020. The committee members oversee the conference planning, and identify subcommittees to assist in the delivery of the conference.