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Rouselle is a regional and community engagement advisor in the electricity sector, and works directly with communities in Northeast and Southwest Ontario. Her work is focused on applying P2 best practices and providing opportunities for purposeful engagement to enable informed decision-making in Ontario's electricity sector, particularly with communities to shape the electricity landscape in which they live, work and play. Rouselle lives in Southwestern Ontario and enjoys hiking, exploring waterfalls, long walks with her American Bulldog and discovering new spots with great coffee.



IAP2 Great Lakes Chapter

The Great Lakes Chapter extends covers Windsor to Kingston; Barrie to Fort Erie and includes the Highways 400, 401 and the Queen Elizabeth Way corridors.

For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca 

Call for Proposals! 

Learning Event: 

In an effort to diversify and reach more people with networking and professional development opportunities, the executive team is circulating this request for proposals to members. The purpose is to seek submissions for member-planned and led activities across the chapter.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis to facilitate adequate advance planning and advertisement. Submission deadline dates are September 30 (for delivery during the winter), January 31 (for delivery in the spring), May 31 (for delivery in the fall).

Interested in more information and submitting a proposal? See the full RFP here

Events & Training 

Beyond Inclusion P2 Lunch with Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk, Centre for Dialogue. 

Join us on November 25 from 12pm- 1pm for a Beyond Inclusion with Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk, Centre for Dialogue.

COVID-19 has laid bare clear societal inequities in Canada and beyond.  Inclusion is integral to ethical and effective public engagement to advance positive change. How do we engage the missing voices at the table to address systemic barriers and inequities?

Join us for an interactive learning webinar (see zoom link below) by Simon Fraser University’s Elodie Jacquet and Grace Lee to share learning from their new guiding resource (May 2020) Beyond Inclusion: Equity in Public Engagement, a Guide for Practitioners.  They will clarify key definitions, share key principles and practical considerations, with learning from numerous case studies.  A Q&A session will allow participants to pose questions and learn from each other.

If you missed this popular session at the 2020 IAP2 North American conference, this is your chance to catch this great learning opportunity to inspire and inform equity in your engagement practice.

To RSVP or for more information: greatlakes@iap2canada.ca


Meet your 2019-2020 Great Lakes Executive Committee!          

  • President: Katrina Kroeze
  • Secretary: Jodi Ball  
  • Treasurer: Zahra Jaffer

  • Communications: Dana Gardner & Anila Sunnak

  • Members at Large: Karla Krolli, Tracey Ehl, Rouselle Gratela

  • Additional volunteer energy and ideas are always welcome.


Katrina Kroeze

In her second year on the Executive Committee, Katrina is excited to take on the role of President for the Chapter. Katrina is stakeholder engagement consultant at GHD. She is keen on using P2 best practices and strategies to bring communities and proponents together to ensure the values and priorities of the people affect most are considered.

Katrina is also passionate about environmental sustainability and a long-standing volunteer of Green Economy Canada. 


Jodi Ball 

Jodi is a community engagement designer and facilitator.  As a solo-preneur, Jodi’s work is aimed at creating more inclusive and healthier communities together with clients, stakeholders and friends.  She is interested in a number of socio-economic issues and most passionate about housing and homelessness concerns.  Jodi is a mom of two beautiful, kind, and rather witty young girls, and loves taking as much vacation as possible!  Jodi has been on the IAP2 Executive for 3 years and counting



Dana Gardner

Dana is an experienced community relations and engagement professional specializing in the utilities industry and environmental assessments. She has a strong ability to lead outreach programs for large infrastructure projects with a focus on building strong community relationships. Always curious to experiment with innovative public participation tools, she looks forward to learning and sharing experiences with members. Outside of the office, you can find Dana planning her next vacation. This year marked her visit to more than 30 countries!



Karla Krolli

For over 20 years, Karla designs and implements consultation programs to meet varying project needs incorporating a variety of communication and consultation tools and techniques to reach a broad audience. As an experienced facilitator she has organized and chaired a number of advisory/public liaison committees and facilitated numerous workshops.  Karla is a full member of the Ontario Professional Planning Institute and on the Executive Committee of the Great Lakes Chapter of IAP2 Canada. She has been at Dillon since 1991 and is a Partner in the firm.

Tracey Ehl

Tracey is excited to be part of the Great Lakes Chapter executive team, a role and passion of hers since the chapter was started.  She has been a P2 practitioner for over two decades, and is honoured to hold a P2 certification (MCP3), as well as the RPP and CPF credentials.  More than credentials, Tracey is excited to meet and work with clients and communities across the province and beyond in complex projects and training.  Tracey enjoys balancing work with ongoing learning, volunteerism, adventures, and most  importantly being a mom. 

Anila Sunnak

Anila is an experienced IAP2 professional with over 15 years of engagement expertise across government, media, and healthcare sectors. She has extensive experience embedding and reflecting the patient voice in healthcare change. She is the current Public and Patient Engagement Program Manager for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent federal body focused on accelerating action on evidence-based cancer control.  She lives in High Park, Toronto, with her husband, daughter and very friendly Labradoodle.  She has a passion for yoga, travel, and piano.

Zahra Jaffer

Zahra is a planner, communications designer and engagement specialist with experience in a wide range of community engagement and outreach projects and programs. As an engagement designer, Zahra approaches every project as a unique exercise and works with clients to tailor the recommended approach to their community’s specific needs. She is committed to equity in practice and is passionate about bringing down barriers to participation and building better processes in municipal decision-making through community-based processes.

Rouselle Gratela

Rouselle is a regional and community engagement advisor in the electricity sector, and works directly with communities in Northeast and Southwest Ontario. Her work is focused on applying P2 best practices and providing opportunities for purposeful engagement to enable informed decision-making in Ontario's electricity sector, particularly with communities to shape the electricity landscape in which they live, work and play. Rouselle lives in Southwestern Ontario and enjoys hiking, exploring waterfalls, long walks with her American Bulldog and discovering new spots with great coffee.




Strategic Directions 

Building on the core values of IAP2, the IAP2 Great Lakes aspires to advance the practice of public participation by promoting a culture of connection and sharing among P2 practitioners (members and non-members) in the Great Lakes Region.

The vision for our Chapter is to provide members in the Great Lakes Region with:

  • Opportunities for professional development and networking.
  • A culture of interaction, connection and sharing among P2 practitioners (members and non-members).
  • Support to achieve best practice in P2 and to celebrate projects and people that embrace this commitment

To achieve this vision the our Chapter will:

  • Organize training and learning opportunities
  • Host social events
  • Communicate with members and non-members using multiple approaches including e-newsletters and web
  • Recognize and celebrate people and projects

Chapter Annual Reports

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report     

Executive Committee minutes are available upon request.


For more information, to add your name to the contact list, or to share your ideas and talents, please contact greatlakeschapter@iap2canada.ca.



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