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Amelia Shaw - Executive Manager

Amelia Shaw

   

Amelia is well known to many in the IAP2 family, having been the past interim Executive Director for the IAP2 Federation, a past International Board director, past president of IAP2 Canada and now a licensed IAP2 Trainer. She has been a leader in IAP2 for many years and has many IAP2 achievements including being a Core Value Awards winner.

Outside of her work with IAP2 Amelia is a consultation strategist, practitioner and IAF certified facilitator. Over the past nineteen years Amelia has been successfully involved in the development of significant policies, projects and plans: from strategic design, to initiating and facilitating inclusive processes; and implementation. Her ultimate goal with any project is to find an innovative approach that supports both community and organizational values and objectives that leads to helpful deliverables and a positive outcome. Organizations might hold the pen or shovel, but everyone will live with and help fund the outcome – people must be involved. Her proudest accomplishments are her three daughters.

Anne Harding - Strategic Development

Anne Harding, cp3

   

Anne Harding is one of IAP2 Canada’s biggest fans, having been involved with the association as a member and volunteer for over a decade. Through her work with ASC, Anne now supports IAP2 Canada on a contract basis with a focus on strategic initiatives and programming. This means that she is the primary staff support for the IAP2 Canada Board and oversees implantation and performance of IAP2 Canada’s Strategic Plan. She also supports IAP2 Canada’s Strategic Relationships and represents the Canadian Region on IAP2’s Global Practice Development Committee.

Anne also has a deep passion for Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation, which she lives out through her consulting practice at Forum Community Relations and her volunteer work in Community Engagement for the Indigenous Gathering Place Society of Calgary. Anne also brings this passion to her work with IAP2 Canada as the Coordinator of the Indigenous Awareness for IAP2 Canada Leaders program and the Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice.

Anne has a Master of Arts in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and holds a Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) designation through IAP2 Canada. She is also the winner of a P2 for the Greater Good Core Values Award and volunteers as a Mentor and Core Values Award judge.

LEANA MODONESE - Accounting

LEANA MODONESE

   

Leana has her Accounting Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies. She has also finished 4 levels of her CGA and is currently continuing her studies at Thompson Rivers University. She has held various positions in different industries all with accounting and finance as her focus. Before moving to Europe, she was the Head Accountant for a national travel agency chain with 240 branches across Canada. While in Europe, Leana deviated from her accounting to career to pursue another passion of hers, teaching. After moving back to Canada, she continued in the education field for a non-for profit and currently works at the YWCA Metro Vancouver in the Finance department.

Outside of work, Leana enjoys spending time with her dog and friends and sometimes even together. She also has many interests: travelling, languages, music, movies, books and food to name a few.

Drew Snider - Communications

Drew Snider

   

Drew is responsible for communications like the newsletters, e-blasts and content on the IAP2 Canada website. Outside of IAP2, he provides media training and crisis communications workshops through WWP Crisis Communications and has also worked as Media Information Officer for TransLink (Metro Vancouver's transportation authority) and BC Transit. Drew spent 25 years in radio and TV news and sports and in 2019 published an e-book, "God at Work", dealing with some of his experiences ministering on Vancouver's Downtown East Side.

Anita Wasiuta - Volunteer Coordinator

anita wausita

   

Anita is passionate about community and volunteering. She was the recipient of the CPRS Shield of Public Service award for distinguished and dedicated public service in 2015. She also was recognized for her work in transforming a retired transit bus into a mobile public engagement vehicle that was successfully used for long range planning in several B.C. communities.

Sherrill Johnson - Training and Professional Development

Sherrill has a long-standing interest in engagement and has worked in the area as both a researcher and a practitioner. In 2016 she was contracted by the IAP2 Canada Professional Development Task Force to undertake a P2 Training Needs Assessment, and she has been providing support to IAP2 Canada’s Professional Development and Training Committee (PDTC) since its inception in early 2017.

Anneliese Walker - Communications & Events

Anneliese Walker

   

Anneliese has been with IAP2 since 2016. Her primary areas of interest are in rural community sustainability studies, and regenerative agriculture. She lives in rural Minnesota, farms with her husband using regenerative agriculture practices.

When she is not supporting IAP2 and its members, she is often found working on the farm, out at the horse barn, or at the local coffee shop.

Anneliese works part-time for IAP2 Canada as an independent contractor.

Raphaelle Aubin - Coordinatrice des services pour les membres francophones
(Coordinator of services to Francophone members)

Based in Montreal, Raphaëlle comes from an art history and urban planning background, with a great interest in community engagement and urban planning education. She is the co-founder of Bricolage urbain — an organisation made up of artists, urban planners and educators that aims to make learning, thinking about and participating in urban planning fun and useful. Bricolage urbain’s clients include the Office de consultation publique de Montréal and the cities of Laval and Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Her interests are diverse: she has directed communications for a documentary theatre company, worked on developing creative planning solutions to conserve affordable creative spaces in urban areas, helped manage art education projects, draft sustainable neighbourhood plans, conduct community engagement activities and researched alternative public participation processes.

Basée à Montréal, Raphaëlle Aubin possède une Maîtrise en urbanisme de McGill University et une Maîtrise en histoire de l'art de l'University of Leeds avec un grand intérêt dans l'engagement communautaire et la pédagogie. Elle oeuvre à titre de directrice, chercheure et graphiste pour Bricolage urbain—organisme bilingue dédié à la création d’outils pédagogiques sur l’urbanisme. Ses clients incluent entre autres : l’Office de consultation publique de Montréal - OCPM, la Ville de Mont Saint-Hilaire et la Ville de Laval. Ses intérêts sont divers : elle a été chercheure à l’OCPM pour lequel elle a rédigé des rapports sur des exemples d’outils participatifs et de 2016-19, elle a travaillé comme chargée des communications pour la compagnie de théâtre documentaire Porte Parole qui a créé J’aime Hydro (vu par plus de 55 000 Québécois). Elle a été aussi membre du conseil d’administration d'Ateliers créatifs (2011-13) et de Fait à Montréal / Made in Montreal (2013-18) et coorganisatrice de M60 : le festival de films de 60 secondes (2010-13). Bilingue, elle s’intéresse aux communications, à l’éducation et à la vulgarisation d’informations d’enjeux urbanistiques afin de mieux soutenir les activités de participation publique.

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