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2024 IAP2 NAC

Welcome to the 2024 IAP2 North American Conference: "Building Together: The Role of Community Engagement in Shaping the Future"! Join us in Ottawa, Canada's vibrant capital, for the IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) 2024. This pivotal event takes place at the Shaw Centre in the heart of Ottawa. Hosted by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA, this conference is a call to action for everyone who believes in the power of public participation (P2) to build stronger communities, especially at a time when democratic engagement is more crucial than ever.

📅 Dates: October 24 - 26

📍 Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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P2 & Engagement

Learn how to take meaningful action toward real-life challenges in public participation (P2) and engagement, deliver results that matter, and implement transformational change that lasts.

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Increase engagement and inclusion for all people including racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, and other groups who are more likely to be overlooked, identifying a wide range of ideas, views and concerns

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Drive impact with better decision-making that reflects public interests and values making it easier to communicate, implement, and understand the process, decisions, and impact

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Build capacity for collaborative decision-making over the long term by improving relationships and increasing trust between decision-makers and the public

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Member Benefits

Training & PD

IAP2 Canada offers level-based public participation (P2) training and professional development through our learning pathway - designed for diverse audiences.

Professional Designation

The Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) and Master Certified Public Participation Professional (MCP3) Programs are available to all IAP2 Canada members.

Member Savings

Our members are a diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them.


Immerse yourself in the pulse of public participation and engagement through our member communities, including our member zone, IAP2 Canada chapters and communities of practice.

P2 Resources

Our research committee focuses on identifying trends, best practices and areas of innovation to help members better understand current P2 activities in Canada.

Events & Learning

We offer offer both virtual and in-person activities for our members and P2 practitioners including webinars, communities of practice events & our annual conference.


About IAP2 Canada

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada is an association of professionals in the field of public participation (P2), who seek to promote and improve the practice in relation to individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest in Canada and around the world.

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