The Research Committee’s 2020 State of Practice Survey results will be presented in bite-sized information and graphics over the next several months. This is the first info bite.
P2 Research and Practice Emerge Pandemic-Proof
As world leaders begin to talk about a future transition to normalcy, we reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on P2 practice in Canada. Last fall, while still in the thick of lockdowns, waves, ‘pivots’, and other things pandemic, IAP2 Canada reached out to P2 practitioners with the bi-annual State of the Practice survey. We asked you how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacted your work - and you spoke up with courageous optimism. What you said is not surprising: P2 research and practice has been pandemic-resilient!
First and foremost, the majority of survey respondents are optimistic about the future of P2 despite the ongoing pandemic. Practitioners believe that COVID-19 has had a significant and lasting impact on their P2 work, including driving them towards using more virtual and digital engagement tools. They agree that this shift is here to stay.
On the flip-side, one in ten survey respondents agree that COVID-19 has financially impacted their P2 work and one-fifth believe that there has been a decline in the quality of P2 work as a result of the pandemic. Learn more.
Previous Community surveys
In 2019, IAP2 Canada administered a Community Survey to gain feedback from members and non members about the services IAP2 Canada offers, and how IAP2 Canada can continue to meet the community’s needs.