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NEWSLETTER                                                            December, 2013

IAP2 Fundamentals: Who’s Who, What's What

IAP2 Canada and the Canadian Chapters have had a lot of questions about the differences between IAP2 Canada and IAP2 are. Let's be honest: it can be confusing; so we thought we'd try and clarify. Read the top five questions and their answers here ...

President's Message

Anne Harding, President, IAP2 Canada

As the year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about all that’s happened for our organization in the last 12 months.

We’ve had eight great professional development webinars, seen the formation of our bilingual chapter St. Lawrence/St. Laurent, had a presence at a number of regional and national events, co-hosted a North American Conference in Salt Lake City, and we currently have more members than we’ve ever had (over 530)! Read more ...

Interested in being a mentor or protégé(e)?

The next session of the IAP2 Canada Mentorship Program gets underway in February. If you're interested in mentoring someone or learning from a more experienced practitioner, click here for more information. The deadline for signing up is January 5, 2014.

Coming in February, 2014 - IAP2 Canada Research Initiative Report

Have you ever dreamed of one place where you could learn about what’s going on in public participation (P2) in Canada? Now you can! In 2013, IAP2 Canada undertook a research project aimed at better understanding the work being done across many sectors and many provinces.  Read all about it ...

We need your input!

IAP2 Canada wants to hear from you on designing a "uniquely Canadian" Core Values Awards program to recognize the incredible work being done in the field of public participation in Canada. Read more here ...

IAP2 Canada members give presentations at the 3rd Annual Summit on Public Consultation and Engagement

In mid-November, IAP2 Canada attended the 3rd Annual Summit on Public Consultation and Engagement in Toronto. IAP2 Canada members Brenda Pichette and Don Lapierre were among the presenters. Find their presentations and read more here ...

Save the Date!
2014 IAP2 North American Conference
Sept. 28-30, 2014
Winnipeg, MB

Hosted by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA with support from IAP2 Prairies Chapter.

More details to be announced over the coming months. Watch for details in upcoming IAP2 Canada newsletters or on our website www.iap2canada.ca.

Save this date, too! The January 2014 IAP2 Webinar

Retrospective and Hope” is a time for reflection on learnings, and mapping out our hopes for the future. This IAP2 webinar is taking place on January 14, 2014. To learn more about the webinar and register, visit IAP2 Canada’s events and training calendar.

Heard of any inspiring P2 projects lately?

The semi-monthly IAP2 Canada Newsletter is always looking for examples of "Inspiring Practices", like the OurWascana project, which was honored at September's 2013 IAP2 North American Conference in Salt Lake City. If you know of any projects that can serve as useful lessons for others in the profession, let us know at info@iap2canada.ca.

Chapter News 

BC Chapter

The BC Chapter is pleased to announce its new executive. Click here to read more ...

Wild Rose Chapter

IAP2 Wild Rose will be offering Alberta members and non-members a host of learning opportunities in 2014, including training courses, lunch and learns and our AGM event in the Spring. Read more here ...

Prairie Chapter

Training for the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation is coming to Winnipeg in January/February 2014. Click here for more information and to register.

Great Lakes Chapter

Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the Strategy Institute's 3rd Annual Summit on Public Consultation and Engagement. Read more ...

Atlantic Group

The Atlantic Chapter interim steering committee is currently working on the application for official Chapter status.

A 2014 program of events for members and the public is being developed and should be ready for distribution via the Atlantic "Emerging Chapter" LinkedIn Site (Atlantic Canada Chapter Public Participation Practitioners) in the next few weeks.

Save the Date! “Fail Fest” Special Event and Prairies Chapter AGM

On January 16, 2014, the Prairies Chapter and Dialogue Partners will be co-hosting “Fail Fest”. Click here to find out more ...

New Leadership at the Journal of Public Deliberation

Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) and IAP2 Federation are pleased to announce exciting changes in the leadership of the Journal of Public Deliberation (JPD). After three highly successful years at the helm of the journal, Tim Steffensmeier and David Procter are stepping down, and a new editorial team is taking over. Read more here ...

Visit early - visit often!

Information on IAP2 Canada training, upcoming professional development events, webinars and interesting articles about Public Engagement can always be found on our website: www.iap2canada.ca. Members have exclusive access to information such as the recordings and materials from past webinars.

Calling for volunteers!

A volunteer position is available with IAP2 Canada’s Outreach and Collaboration committee. Find out more here ...

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