CHAPTER NEWS – January 2016

BC

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More events like this one in Victoria are in the works for IAP2 BC in 2016.

On February 1st, the BC Chapter executive is conducting its annual planning dinner. This is where we come up with the event ideas our members enjoy such as last year’s popular Beyond the Open House series. We welcome ideas from our members. If there is something you think the Chapter should focus on in 2016, please send a quick email to us. All of the executive email links are on the IAP2BC website.

New for 2016 is the Donald Golob Award. If there is a deserving member you would like to nominate, please click here to learn about the process. This is a substantial financial award that can be used for training or attending the annual conference.

Speaking of training, the Chapter is supporting three P2 Foundations training events in Vancouver in March, May and September. If you have been thinking about investing in yourself, your knowledge base then these programs are the place to start.  For more information see the upcoming events on the front page of http://www.iap2bc.ca/

The BC chapter is only as strong as the input it gets from its members. This is the last year of our current strategic plan 2013-2016. We need your input to guide the direction of our next strategic plan IAP2 BC Towards 2020. Please let us know what you would like to see when the BC Chapter emails you a short survey in the coming month.


PRAIRIES

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The Goldeyes’ home will host the Prairies Chapter AGM

Exciting times for the Prairies Chapter as we are about to conclude the election for our 2016 Board of Directors. While we are excited to introduce our newly elected board at our Chapter AGM on February 4, 2016, we will also be sad to bid farewell to our departing directors, many of whom have made notable contributions to the success and advancement of our chapter over the last two years.

Thank you to:

  • Kate Moir
  • Bernie Bolen
  • Susan Freig
  • Katie Suek

The Chapter AGM will be held at the Clay Oven in Winnipeg’s Shaw Park; you don’t have to register, but an RSVP would be appreciated by Feb. 3, at prairies@iap2canada.ca.

2016 looks to be a promising year for our chapter’s 80+ members. The chapter hopes to explore the organization of a number of training, networking and/or educational events in major centers within the region (Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kenora). In addition to hosting events, we also hope to advance our outreach efforts by making new connections and growing the membership.

The Prairies Chapter would like to thank our outstanding membership for a wonderful 2015, and we look forward to seeing you in 2016!


 

YUKON/NORTH

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Big plans for Whitehorse and the North mean big opportunities for P2

This growing segment of the IAP2 family is planning some new events and training for 2016, with more details to come in the February newsletter. 2015 proved to be a pivotal year for these members, with training courses offered in May and September and an introductory workshop, “Public Engagement 101”, led by Stephani Roy McCallum of Dialogue Partners. Regional lead John Glynn-Morris is hoping to connect with more practitioners who either live or work in Yukon, NWT or Nunavut.

February, John will be giving a three-hour workshop on public engagement at the Northern Planning Conference. His main message: IAP2 and the value it brings the planning profession, as well as the emerging Yukon/North Chapter.

For more information on this emerging Chapter, contact John at johnglynnmorris@gmail.com.

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