Log in
                 JOIN US!       Français

Our Team

E-mail Address: info@iap2canada.ca

Mailing Address:

1491 Winslow Dr.
Sooke, BC V9Z 1B2 CANADA

Amelia Shaw - Executive Manager

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 and the 2019 recipient of the IAP2 USA "Greater Good Award".

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 - Indigenous Awareness Program Coordinator

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. Anne 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 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.

Tiffany Skomro - Operations and Training

Tiffany Skomro


Tiffany first joined IAP2 in 2007, establishing herself as a leader of change, providing strong analytical thinking and collaborating with various stakeholders to build relationships. A founding member of IAP2 Canada, she was on its Board in various roles, including Vice President. She also helped to establish the Prairies Chapter, volunteering on the North American Conference Committee and presenting at conferences. Tiffany worked a lot behind the scenes before ASC came on board, so is thrilled to be back to help IAP2 Canada grow and implement its initiatives.

Tiffany enjoys spending as much time as she can in nature, living at the lake while foraging for food and drinking wine. She has Bachelor degrees in both Science and Commerce. More recently she has become a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, regularly practicing and teaching.

Anita Wasiuta - Volunteer Coordinator

anita wausita


Anita has always been passionate about community, volunteering and seeking out other points of view. She blended these passions together and joined ASC as the volunteer engagement coordinator and has taken on other roles including herding the various components of the brand graphics. She was honoured to be the recipient of the CPRS Shield of Public Service award for distinguished and dedicated public service. Her most rewarding engagement was transforming a retired transit bus into a mobile public engagement vehicle that was successfully used for long range planning in several B.C. communities. Her ongoing work includes marketing, communications, food security, mentoring young leaders, and Foundation work. And she enjoys the expanse of all things yarn and fibre.

RaphaËlle Aubin - Coordonnatrice des services pour les membres francophones + Agente de soutien aux communications
(Coordinator of services to Francophone members and communications support)

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.

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.




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.

© Copyright IAP2 Canada 2018 | Privacy Policy 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software