Congratulations 2021 Canadian Core Values Award Winners!
Each year, IAP2 Canada presents the Core Values Awards, honouring the “best of the best” in public engagement. Learn more about the Core Values Awards here.
National Award winner: Organization of the Year
EngageMB grew out of a determination to transform the way the government connected with the public. In process since 2018, the strategy included a strong commitment to make Manitobans’ insights and knowledge the centre of decision-making. An advisory team developed a consistent set of standards, tools and technology, using the IAP2 Core Values and Spectrum of Public Participation, for the civil service to follow. A website set up to allow Manitobans to provide their input on policy decisions proved particularly successful, with 150,000 people -- nearly 10% of the province’s population -- registering to use it. Even during the pandemic in 2020, the level of engagement increased 470% over the year before. Read the press release here.
What the judges said:
"Public opinion research conducted in December 2020, found that 43% of Manitobans had taken part in an engagement activity with the Manitoba government in the last year. Of the 43% of people who participated 6 in 10 had taken part in multiple engagement activities."
Our 2021 judges
Susanna Haas Lyons
Susanna is a civic engagement specialist, who designs participation strategies, facilitates complex meetings and provides training for better conversations between the public and decision makers.
Mireille dedicates her professional life to strengthening connections between those who experience, organize and provide healthcare services so that collective efforts improve who we are, what we do and how we progress on our health improvement journeys.
Anne is a former president of IAP2 Canada, recipient of the 2015 Core Values Award for P2 for the Greater Good and a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3). Her specialties include the energy industry and Indigenous engagement.
Jane is a Senior Vice President at Argyle, one of Canada’s largest engagement and communication firms, with full-time employees in seven Canadian cities. At Argyle, she leads a national team of engagement specialists with the belief that meaningful engagement is grounded in inclusivity, values and respectful dialogue.
Belinda is Leader, Community Engagement, at Vancouver (BC) Coastal Health, specializing in Patient Public Engagement (PPE), ensuring a voice for people most affected by changes or decisions.
VCH has received numerous Core Values Awards on Belinda's watch: Organization of the Year (2006), Creativity and Innovation, and Project of the Year (2014), and P2 for the Greater Good (2016).
Core Values Awards Around the World
Check out Core Values Award winners from around the world, in the IAP2 Federation's Core Values Awards Showcases. Read about winners going back to 2007, and learn some of the techniques they've used to ensure proper engagement!