IAP2’s BC Chapter


Welcome to the west coast chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada. We are an Association seeking to promote and improve the practice of public participation with individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in British Columbia, Canada and around the world. This new website has been developed to support our members and to further the practice of public participation at the local level. Take a few moments to explore the site and see what new resources are available and learn how you can contribute.


What’s New?

P2 Drinks

P2 Drinks is a new IAP2 BC networking series. We will hold socials throughout 2016 so that we, as practitioners, can challenge our basic assumptions about P2.

In particular, why should we care about P2? Can we get more people to care? What does “meaningful engagement” mean?

Join us at these socials to discuss ideas that challenge us, make us take a step back, and re-examine our purpose, motivations, and the role of P2 in BC.

We want to hear from P2 practitioners and those interested in the practice of P2 about your areas of concern. What is critical to your practice? What are the emerging trends in British Columbia?

The input gathered from the networking series and through online engagement is being integrated into a presentation to reflect the BC Voice at the IAP2 Canadian Conference in Montreal, September 28-30, 2016.

IAP2 Deep Dive

IAP2 BC is continuing our Deep Dive series in 2017. Join other local P2 practitioners to dive into case studies to explore lessons learned on public participation.

Join us for our first event of 2017 on February 16! Click here for more information.



Bringing P2 to Engineers, Planners, Architects and other professionals

series_graphic_dft01IAP2 BC is focusing on a new initiative to share community engagement practices with colleagues in a variety of professions.

Please contact us if you would like IAP2 BC to work with your professional organization on learning about doing better community engagement.

Donald Golob Award

IAP2 BC and IAP2 Canada are please to announce a new award for our members. The Donald Golob award provide recognition to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing IAP2 Core Values, and has made valuable contributions to the IAP2 organization as a “voice of the membership” by advocating for strong governance and values-based processes either through their practice and/or through their service on the IAP2 BC Executive and/or in their own practice’s noteworthy actions to enhance the provincial, national and international profile of IAP2.

Donald started Donald Golob Consulting in 1995 in North Vancouver to provide facilitation, public participation, and strategic planning services. He was past president and one of the founding members of IAP2 BC. He believed strongly in the values of public participation and made significant contributions to the BC Chapter, IAP2 Canada, and International. This award helps us remember the outstanding contributions Donald made to IAP2 BC, while also celebrating the contributions of our members today.

Please click here for more information.


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