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Come and Volunteer with Us!

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.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator. You can also see who is volunteering on our Volunteer Lists of 2021 and 2022Current opportunities are highlighted as OPEN. IAP2 Canada is investing in our volunteers’ development by offering volunteer recognition Benefits for professional development. Learn more about our Volunteer Benefit Pilot program (the Pilot ends in June). 


*** OPEN *** Certification SubCommittee

The Professional Certification Subcommittee supports the CP3 and MCP3 Certification Program, to ensure the Program remains relevant, applicable, and is in keeping with the highest standard for a professional designation. As a member you will oversee the ongoing review and evaluation of the Certification Program. Certification Subcommittee Volunteer Description and Application

Core Values Awards Judge

*** OPEN ***  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. Deadline: April 29, 2022.

Core Value Awards Volunteer Description 2022 and Application Webpage

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

IAP2 Canada's goal is to be a responsive and sustainable organization that understands and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). As a committee member you will contribute to the development and delivery to grow the ongoing understanding of DEI throughout IAP2 Canada. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Volunteer Description and Application

Governance and HR Committee

IAP2 Canada's goal is to be a responsive and sustainable organization by ensuring effective management processes and practices to guide operations. As a committee member you will assist in contributing to the review and delivery of effective governance and to support human resource management including recruitment, selection and performance reviews. Volunteer Description and application. 

IAP2 2022 North American Conference 

The Steering Committee helps to deliver a successful Conference in Banff, Alberta, September 2022. The committee members oversee the conference planning, and identify subcommittees to assist in the delivery of the conference. Sub committees include Sponsorship, Program and Fun Activities. Watch for the subcommittees call for interest in October
NAC 2022 Steering Committee Description  

IAP2 Canada Board of Directors

*** OPEN ***  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 PlanBoard Member Volunteer Description 2022 | Webpage

IAP2 International Board of Directors

IAP2 International is undergoing a change to organizational functions. Canada has two international board members to represent Canada who are passionate about working on and supporting the strategic leadership and governance of the International organisation.
International Board Member Job Description 2020 

Indigenous Awareness Learning Program - Learning Partner

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. 

IALP Learning Partner Description 2021 | Webpage

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. 
Marketing Communications Volunteer Description 2020

Mentorship Program

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 the fall. Mentor Volunteer Description and application | Protégés Description & Application | Webpage

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

Professional Development & Training Committee

You’ll help provide oversight and guidance for the development and delivery of licensed and third-party training, ensure training opportunities are available across the country, and develop, review and evaluate the PDTC’s Action Plan.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. PDTC member description & application 2021 

Research Committee

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. 
Research Volunteer Description 2020 | Webpage

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