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Our Team / Notre équipe

E-mail Address / Courrielinfo@iap2canada.ca

Mailing Address / Adresse postale :

1491 Winslow Dr.
Sooke, BC V9Z 1B2 CANADA

Valoree McKay - Executive Director / Directice générale

Ms. McKay is a seasoned, bilingual, professional and Certified Association Executive (CAE) known for her transformational leadership in the not-for-profit sector, most recently with Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (CPB Canada) where she successfully led a complete rebrand, development of new membership management system and website, and a revamp of its membership and certification structures. With over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at the national level, Ms. McKay brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to IAP2 along with a passion for taking organizations to the next level in reaching their goals and serving their members. A strategic thinker, her areas of expertise include change leadership, increasing innovation, quality improvement, government advocacy, association governance, and partnership development.

Mme McKay est une dirigeante d'association chevronnée, bilingue, professionnelle et certifiée (CAE), connue pour son leadership transformationnel dans le secteur sans but lucratif, plus récemment avec CPB Canada (Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada) où elle a dirigé avec succès le lancement d’une nouvelle image de marque, le développement d'un nouveau système de gestion des membres, la création d’un nouveau site Web, et une refonte complète des structures d'adhésion et de certification. Possédant plus de 20 ans d'expérience dans des rôles de leadership à l’échelle nationale, Mme McKay apporte à l’AIP2 Canada une richesse de compétences et de connaissances, ainsi qu'une passion pour amener les organisations au niveau supérieur pour atteindre leurs objectifs et servir leurs membres. Dotée d’une pensée stratégique, ses domaines d'expertise comprennent le leadership du changement, la promotion de l'innovation, l'amélioration de la qualité, le lobbying auprès des paliers gouvernementaux, la gouvernance du milieu associatif et l’élaboration de partenariats. 


Amelia Shaw - Executive Manager, retiring / Gestionnaire exécutive (sortante)

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  / Coordonnatrice - Programme de la sensibilisation à la réalité autochtone

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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.

SARAH RIVEST - Administration and Training / Administration et formations


Sarah has worked in communications and community engagement for over 15 years and is a proud new Mom living in Montréal.

Prior to moving to Quebec with her husband she worked with the Calgary Stampede, CBC, VANOC and Whistler Blackcomb. Sarah's experience working for VANOC in the lead-up to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games inspired her to learn more about the core values of public participation, and with support from the Calgary Stampede, she completed the IAP2 Foundations Course in 2014.

Many of the organizations she has worked for have a strong volunteer presence and she wanted to continue giving back as a volunteer with IAP2. Sarah holds a double degree from the University of Calgary in Communications and Canadian Studies. She started as one of the IAP2 Canada deputy board members in 2015 and was past President of the board of IAP2 Canada.

Anita Wasiuta - Volunteer Coordinator / Coordonnatrice - bénévoles

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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. 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 MODONESE - Accounting / Comptabilité



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.

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