The 2015 IAP2 Canada Core Values AwardsA panel of three experienced and knowledgeable Public Participation practitioners is now reviewing the entries for the 2015 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards.
Julia Balabanowicz is a trained mediator, facilitator and P2 professional, with six years of experience in Ontario’s electricity sector. Julia is also a mediator with Peacebuilders, an organization that uses restorative peace building dialogues to help youth resolve conflict in their lives. Read more.
Maria deBruijn founded Emerge Solutions in 2010, where she designs and facilitates engagement processes for organizations in private, public and not for profit sectors. Prior to that, she spent 10 years in progressively senior civil service positions. Read more.
Susanna Haas-Lyons has worked on some of North America’s largest and most complex citizen engagement projects, including electoral reform in British Columbia, rebuilding post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and electronic health records for the US federal government. Read more.
What are the IAP2 Core Values Awards?
The IAP2 Core Values Awards are another way to help raise the bar in the field of public engagement: a friendly competition to encourage new approaches and innovative uses of existing ones. Each year, IAP2 affiliates around the world recognize leaders in the profession and in 2014, IAP2 Canada presented its own Core Values Awards.
The awards go to projects which best demonstrate IAP2's Core Values and P2 professionals can learn from one another and be inspired to keep raising their own standards.
The winning entries will be recognized at the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference, September 9 through 11, in Portland, Oregon.
2014 IAP2 Canada Core Values Award Winners
PROJECT OF THE YEAR and EXTENDING THE PRACTICE AWARD through Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in the Field
Vancouver Coastal Health for CEAN – the Community Engagement Advisory Network
RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Public and Patient Engagement Research-Practice Collaborative for PPEET – Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool
INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Castlemain Group for the Lower Nicola Indian Band Custom Election Rules
ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
City of Calgary for the Corporate Cultural Transformation Project
ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR HONOURABLE MENTION
Centre for Public Involvement/City of Edmonton/University of Alberta
Want more information?
Check out the IAP2 Federation's latest State of the Practice Report, which contains eligible submissions to the Core Values Awards from around the world, going back to 2007. The Report is there to help share information and ideas and encourage more CVA submissions.