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IAP2 Canada, Inaugural Charter Event and AGM

  • 10 Jun 2011
  • 7:00 PM
  • 12 Jun 2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hart House, University of Toronto

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Registration cost:
$75/ members
*Registration includes reception, breakfasts and lunches

Saturday June 11, 2011 (7:30 am - 4:15 pm)

Morning Sessions
Keynote speaker
Why is public participation/engagement important?

Panel discussion
Where has public engagement/participation come from, where is it now and where is it going? 
Moira Deslandes, Executive Director, IAP2
David Kahane, Professor, University of Alberta and founder of Alberta Climate  Dialogue
Leanne Nurse, Program Analyst, US Environmental Protection Agency

AGM Business meeting

Afternoon Sessions

“Where Do We Go From Here?”
Between February and May of this year, IAP2 Canada asked past, present, and future members what Canada's IAP2 Affiliate should look like. The engagement process asked questions about what IAP2 Canada's role should be going forward, what services are important for members, and how we can better meet our goal of being the national organization that helps to deliver the positive potential of public participation in Canada. This workshop will engage participants to build on the answers that we heard during the engagement process through a modified open space format to tell the incoming board "where do we go from here".

“Legacy Activity”
IAP2 Canada gained official status as an affiliate in early 2011, marking the end of one leg of our organization’s journey and the start of another. Getting this far is a BIG accomplishment, shared by many volunteers who have dedicated countless hours, boundless energy and great ideas. During this session, we’ll celebrate our success and help launch the organization onward and upward. Join the fun!

Concurrent Sessions- Sunday only
(Sessions and Lunch are provided and included in Charter Event registration fee)

Morning Sessions (9:30-11:30am)

Session A: Progressive Aboriginal Relations
Angela Bishop, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business 
Progressive Aboriginal Relations is a one of a kind, globally leading program which has raised the bar for excellence in Aboriginal Relations across Canada. Learn more about the program and how you and your organization can become leaders in this critical area of P2 practice.


Session B: Technology in P2 Panel
Robert Davis
Panellists: Caitlin Burley or Paul Moser (StakeTracker) and Colleen Hardwich (PlaceSpeak)
Increasingly, technology and the internet are being harnesses to manage effective public and stakeholder consultation programs. In this session, we’ll showcase two examples of made-in-Canada technologies. Come and hear about how they are being used in the field, share your own experiences in an interactive exploration.

Afternoon Sessions (1:00-3:30pm)

Session C – The Mobile Web of Everything: Using apps to extend the reach of engagement
Ian McCallum, Dialogue Partners and Brian, Hurley, Purple Forge
Many years ago there was a kitchen table where communities came together to manage the pressing issues of the day. Now, in the 21st Century, communities come together, but it is rarely around the kitchen table. Public meetings are not well attended because of busy schedules, leaving meetings to a small group of “professional

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