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The 2015 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards

A 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

  • Read the application
  • Watch the video
  • What the judges said
     “… an example of the Core Values being lived on a daily basis … should be shared and replicated as appropriate in other jurisdictions … the level of collaboration and the value of public input is extremely high … how meaningful engagement can create positive change ….”

RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Public and Patient Engagement Research-Practice Collaborative for PPEET – Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool

  • Read the application here.
  • Watch the video
  • What the judges said
     “this tool and its development in collaboration with researchers, organizations, and practitioners seems an important contribution to the advancement of P2 in health care in Canada … Core values were modeled both through the research process/tool design and in the evaluation tool itself”

INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Castlemain Group for the Lower Nicola Indian Band Custom Election Rules

  • Read the application
  • Watch the video
  • What the judges said 
    “… utilized P2 process with the goal of improving public participation/political participation processes … meaningful input was used to make a decision; public was final decision-maker and outcome is a better (voting) process … 87% approval rate in the ratification vote [was] evidence of a successful process.”

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

City of Calgary for the Corporate Cultural Transformation Project

  • Read the application
  • Watch the video
  • What the judges said:
    “This is an organization that ‘walks the talk’ by incorporating meaningful engagement … robust and innovative approach … changed the organization’s culture to one of a citizen-focused, collaborative and more transparent government … [engaged] employees to design the culture so that they would be supportive of future engagements.”

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR HONOURABLE MENTION

Centre for Public Involvement/City of Edmonton/University of Alberta

  • Read the application
  • Watch the video
  • What the judges said:
    “[shows] how an organization designed to advance the practice of P2 can have a meaningful impact on policy … shows the true benefits of collaboration …”


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.

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