Chapter News – November 2016


On October 28th Catherine Rockandel and Drew Ferrari of the BC Chapter presented a workshop in Vancouver to approximately 30 federal officials in two interdepartmental Indigenous-focused networks including Indigenous Affairs, Transport Canada, NEB, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada. The presentation provided an overview of the IAP2 foundations, core values, code of ethics, the IAP2 spectrum, how it is applicable, and how to obtain IAP2 training. The workshop integrated a variety of tools and and demonstrated the power of visual facilitation to capture the group’s discussion. The visual created was shared with the network to inform future work.


Wild Rose

Student members are invited to apply for Sponsored Attendance at the Planning for Effective Public Participation course, December 5-7 in Calgary. The Wild Rose Chapter is collaborating with the Canadian Trainers Collective (CTC) to offer this opportunity to take the intensive three-day module, which usually costs $1,150 and provides a proven structure for developing a public participation plan that will fit any sized project. For more information, email and include a brief paragraph about your reasons for wanting to participate, a paragraph about how this would help you to meet your professional goals, and attach your resume. The deadline for submission is November 21, 2016.

The Wild Rose Chapter is currently taking a survey, to try to understand members’ priorities and expectations. You can find the survey here and email it to by December 9.

The community plan for Calgary’s Hawkwood neighbourhood won the award for P2 for the Greater Good in 2015.

Anne Harding’s Core Values Award-winning project, Our Hawkwood, will be featured at a Lunch and Learn on November 22nd at the Andrew Davison Building in downtown Calgary. Anne will describe the Community Engagement Toolkit she developed for the process. For further details and to register, click here.

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