IAP2 BC Bulletin Fall 2016
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Fall 2016 Bulletin

President's Message

The IAP2 Executive takes a break over the summer to spend time with family and friends. We all enjoy the opportunity to recharge, relax and unwind through the lazy days of summer.

Now with fall around the corner your Executive is starting to plan events such as the popular informal P2 Drinks scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st in Vancouver at the Devil’s Elbow. Events are also being planned for Vancouver Island so please check out the IAP2 BC website for the latest updates.  If you are one of our many new members P2 Drinks are a great opportunity to meet other P2 practitioners and discuss emerging trends throughout the province.

As we launch into the fall we hope you will take a few minutes to provide some input for the BC Chapter on Public Participation in BC. The input will be shared through a presentation at the National IAP2 Conference in Montreal September 29 and 30.
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IAP2 BC is part of a cross Canada network of Chapters. As your president I participate in a monthly teleconference to share learning with other Chapters and contribute BC’s voice to IAP2 Canada planning. If there are ideas or concerns you have we want to hear about them to improve public engagement practice.

Do you know someone that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing IAP2 Core Values and/or has made valuable contributions to IAP2? Please take a moment to nominate a colleague for the Donald Golob Award
Mark your calendar for the IAP2 BC Annual General Meeting! It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th, 2016.  This year at the AGM as always there will be an interesting speaker, a quick and efficient business meeting, followed by a fun social. If this is the year you have decided to give back to your profession then we would be pleased to welcome you as a director. Please email me and I will provide you with more information on the process.
Best regards, 
Catherine Rockandel
President, IAP2 BC Chapter


What's New at IAP2 BC

Member Spotlight

Drew Ferrari has volunteered as a director with IAP2 BC since 2011. He has supported the planning and implementation of events, strategies and meticulously recorded executive meetings as the Chapter secretary.

Drew has worked as a principal with the Co-Design Group since 1979. He worked for 19 years as an Associate, Community Development Team & BC Marketing Team creative consultant with Stantec. Drew brings 33 years of diverse project experience encompassing planning, architectural, urban design, interior, landscape, and graphic design. Creating opportunities for meaningful community engagement has been the  cornerstone of Drew's work.

Drew works as a consultant on projects varying in scale from industrial design objects, corporate interiors, inner-city communities, to vast regional parks. He specializes in the graphic communication of complex design concepts. Drew's communication abilities include graphic facilitation, rapid concept visualization, fine architectural illustration, and precise writing.

He is the co-author of the book Co-Design: A Process of Design Participation. He has completed the certificate in public  participation through the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and has completed the National Charrette Institute's training in charrette planning and management.

IAP2 BC publishes this Member Bulletin quarterly with the next publication in Spring 2017. Would you like to showcase your practice in the member spotlight?  Please send Daniella Fergusson a 150-250 word description for the next bulletin.
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 21

P2 Drinks: Shake up your thinking!
Join colleagues for this social to discuss the ideas that challenge us and our practice in BC. We want to take a step back with you to re-examine our purpose, motivations, and role of P2 in BC.

Come to this lively and informal networking event! 
  • WHEN: Wed. Sept. 21
  • TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • WHERE: Devil's Elbow Pub (562 Beatty Street, Vancouver)
  • COST: Free
  • RSVP: Sept. 19

Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 16 November

Come to our Annual General Meeting to network with your peers, enjoy appies and wine with colleagues, and hear updates about IAP2 BC.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, November 16
  • TIME: 6 - 8pm
  • WHERE: TBC, Vancouver BC
  • COST: Free
  • RSVP: Optional

Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 18

Join CPRS for an exciting day!
IAP2 BC Chapter is pleased to announce they are teaming up with CPRS-VI’s annual Beyond the Hype conference at Royal Roads University to provide Vancouver Island engagement and communications professionals an action packed Pro-D day.

Informative and engaging speakers and panel discussions are being planned – mark your calendars now!

Do you have a project that you think would make a fantastic case study and want to share your hard earned lessons learned? Contact Committee Chair Kim Van Bruggen @ today!

Come to this lively and informal networking event! 
  • WHEN: Fri. Nov. 18
  • WHERE: Royal Roads University
Training Opportunities

For more information and to register, visit:

IAP2 Training: September

Planning for Effective P2 
(3 day course)
Techniques for Effective P2 
(2 day course)

IAP2 Training: November

Planning for Effective P2 
(3 day course)
Techniques for Effective P2 
(2 day course)


Other Opportunities

IAP2 BC has updated our website to include job postings. Please visit our website for more information.


Stay in Touch!

We would love to hear from you!

Catherine Rockandel, President

Drew Ferrari, Secretary

Sarah McKinney, Treasurer

Daniella Fergusson, Member Services / Training Coordinator

Lisa Moilanen, Partnership Development Coordinator

Anthea Brown, Director, Special Projects

Andrea Winkler, Director at Large Special Projects

Trista Hill, Director at Large Special Projects

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