IAP2 BC Bulletin Spring 2017
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Spring 2017 Bulletin

President's Message

Public engagement (or lack thereof) has certainly been front and centre in the news lately. Since the election, that is the IAP2 BC November 2016 AGM, there have been some exciting new developments.

We are pleased to welcome a new member to the Executive team Heidi Klein. You can learn more about Heidi in the member spotlight. As well we are pleased to have returning members Lisa Moilanen, Drew Ferrari, Sarah McKinney, Daniella Fergusson, Andrea Winkler, Anthea Brown, Trista Hill and myself as President. 

At the AGM we announced that this is the last year for Drew, Sarah, and me. The IAP2 BC Operating Policies allow directors to serve 6 years and then they must step down. To plan ahead for a smooth transition, the Executive discussed transitional roles when met in January for our annual work planning dinner. I am pleased to report that:

  • Lisa Moilanen has stepped into the Vice-President role and she will be mentoring with me over the next year to ensure a smooth transition to the President role in November 2017.
  • Andrea Winkler is mentoring with Sarah McKinney to take over the Treasurer’s role.
  • The Executive position of Secretary will be vacant when Drew Ferrari retires. 

The IAP2 BC Executive is very excited to begin the local planning support for the IAP2 National Conference in Victoria in 2018. IAP2 Canada approached Lisa Moilanen (Victoria) and me to Co-Chair the Conference and we have accepted. We will keep you posted on developments.

For 2017 the Executive is committed to offering membership value through two event series: P2 Drinks and the Deep Dive Series.

We also heard in the BC member survey that you want to be connected to resources, to events. The BC Chapter has been working with IAP2 Canada to create a members only YouTube channel. This will include webinars hosted by IAP2 Canada and the BC Chapters videos of past presentations. In addition we are looking at the best tools to engage our members outside the lower mainland in Deep Dive events. We will be trying different technology throughout the year to see what works.  

The Executive has some great ideas for Fall 2017 with more P2 Drinks and Deep Dives in partnership with other organizations in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. We will keep you posted as details get confirmed.

This is your organization. Engage with colleagues and your executive!

Best regards,

Catherine Rockandel
President, IAP2 BC Chapter

What's New at IAP2 BC

Member Spotlight

Please meet our newest IAP2 BC Director, Heidi Klein.

Heidi is an an environmental consultant with nearly two decades of experience in engagement. She believes that engagement can improve problem solving and lead to better project outcomes. 

Heidi's vision for IAP2 BC is that it becomes a natural location for individuals to extend their experience, and find a place where experience can be shared. 

IAP2 BC publishes this Member Bulletin quarterly with the next publication in Late Spring 2017. Would you like to showcase your practice in the member spotlight?  Don't be shy! Please send Daniella Fergusson a 150-250 word description for the next bulletin.
Training Opportunities

For more information and to register, visit:

IAP2 Training: March

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


Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 16

P2 DEEP DIVE: Indigenous Community Planning
Join Jeff Cook and Sarah Gillett from Beringia Community Planning and other P2 practitioners to dive into Indigenous Community Planning case studies to explore lessons learned.

We will use case studies to explore the role of public participation in building trust and hope, and share culturally-relevant methods and tools through an interactive process to inspire engagement, community building and healing.
  • WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16
  • TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • WHERE: YWCA Vancouver (Welch Room I and II)
    535 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC
  • COST: Free for members
  • RSVP: February 9

Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, March 15

P2 DRINKS: Test Drive a Technique! 
Join CTC and IAP2 BC after CTC's March training for a test-drive of some P2 techniques!

Stay tuned for more details.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Mar. 15
  • TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • WHERE: Devil's Elbow, Vancouver
  • COST: Appies provided, cash bar
Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting
Other Opportunities

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

TransLink Senior Advisor, Public Engagement
TransLink seeks a Full-Time Temporary Senior Advisor, Public Engagement to lead the development and implementation of research-driven engagement and consultation plans which reach and involve customers, stakeholders and citizens on policies, plans and projects initiated by TransLink.
Learn More Here

Stay in Touch!

We would love to hear from you!

Catherine Rockandel, President

Drew Ferrari, Secretary

Sarah McKinney, Treasurer

Daniella Fergusson, Member Services Coordinator

Lisa Moilanen, Partnership Development Coordinator (Victoria)

Trista Hill, Training Coordinator (Whitehorse)

Anthea Brown, Director, Special Projects

Andrea Winkler, Director at Large Special Projects

Heidi Klein, Director at Large

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