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IAP2 BC Bulletin Spring 2016
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Spring 2016 Bulletin

President's Message


January and February have been a flurry of activity, with many people saying they can’t believe it is March already.  The BC Chapter has been very busy, too, following the standing room only AGM held in November. For more information on the AGM please go to the Chapter business section of the website. One highlight of the AGM includes our welcoming of a new director, Trista Hill from Kamloops. Trista has already been busy organizing an event for our colleagues in the Kamloops area on April 28th that focuses on municipal policy and the implications of P2. Click here to register!
 

The Chapter is also pleased to launch a new networking series P2 Drinks. This is a casual gathering for anyone interested in public engagement issues. There's no agenda or other formality - it's just a chance to meet to chat, debate, socialize and connect with others in Vancouver who are passionate about public engagement. Scheduled to correspond with the IAP2 training provided in Vancouver by Canadian Trainers Collective, Delaney & Associates, and Dialogue Partners, P2 Drinks are on March 9, April 5, June 1 and September 22.
 
At P2 Drinks the chapter provides appetizers and those in attendance purchase their own beverage. The conversation will focus on questions that challenge our basic assumptions about P2.
  • Why should we care about P2?
  • Can we get more people to care?
  • What does “meaningful engagement” mean?
We will discuss ideas that challenge us and make us take a step back re-examining our purpose, motivations and the role of P2 in BC. How it is conducted (at various degrees of success) in different sectors in British Columbia, such as energy, mining, health, community development, etc. We want to hear from P2 practitioners and those interested in the practice of P2 about your areas of concern that are critical to your practice or an emerging trend in British Columbia. The input gathered from the networking series and through online engagement is being integrated into a presentation to reflect the BC Voice at the IAP2 Canadian Conference in Montreal, September 28-30, 2016.
 
On February 1, 2016 the BC Chapter Executive met for its annual planning dinner to discuss the 2016 program and to identify key strategic directions for the IAP2 BC Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The purpose is to streamline our processes and programs to ensure that we can still offer great value to our members without burning out our volunteer directors. Our experience and learning over the past three has indicated we are on the right track and the model we are developing is working!
 

A new IAP2 BC Event Series is in planning to build our 2015 Beyond the Open House series. We are currently working on five events that focus on “deep dive case studies to explore lessons learned” for 2016. Two in Vancouver (spring and November), two on Vancouver Island (spring and fall) and one in Kamloops April 29th. Many of the events are in partnership with different professional organizations in the province.
 
To all our colleagues we wish you much success in 2016 and look forward to seeing you at one of the Chapter events in 2016. 
 
Catherine Rockandel
President, IAP2 BC Chapter
www.iap2bc.ca
 

 

 

 

Join us for P2 Drinks

P2 Drinks is a new IAP2 BC networking series. We will hold socials throughout 2016 so that we, as practitioners, can challenge our basic assumptions about P2.

In particular:
  • Why should we care about P2?
  • Can we get more people to care?
  • What does “meaningful engagement” mean?
Join us at these socials to discuss ideas that challenge us, make us take a step back, and re-examine our purpose, motivations, and the role of P2 in BC.

We want to hear from P2 practitioners and those interested in the practice of P2 about your areas of concern. What is critical to your practice? What are the emerging trends in British Columbia?

The input gathered from the networking series and through online engagement is being integrated into a presentation to reflect the BC Voice at the IAP2 Canadian Conference in Montreal, September 28-30, 2016.

Please note:
IAP2 BC will provide appetizers. Participants are expected to purchase their own beverage of choice. 

 

Upcoming P2 Drinks Events


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smokehouse (562 Beatty St., Vancouver) 
SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5-8 p.m.
Spinnakers (308 Catherine St., Victoria) 

Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting

 

 

IAP2 BC publishes this Member Bulletin twice a year, with the next publication in Fall 2016. 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


Tuesday 5 April


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 first lively and informal networking series! IAP2 BC will provide appetizers.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 5
  • TIME: 5-8 pm
  • WHERE: Spinnakers (308 Catherine St., Victoria)
  • COST: Free
  • RSVP: April 4

Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting
 

Thursday 28 April


Deep Dive: Policy Implications of P2 for Local Government
Send in your questions about public participation and have them answered and discussed at the first IAP2 event night in Kamloops!
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 28
  • TIME: 6-9 PM
  • WHERE: 615 Victoria Street, Kamloops
  • COST: $10 members // $20 non-members // $5 students
  • RSVP: May 1


Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting


Thursday 5 May


Deep Dive: Lessons Learned at the University of Victoria
Save the date for an exciting seminar on recent lessons learned for community engagement. Speaker: Neil Connelly, Director of Campus Planning and Sustainability at UVic.
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 5
  • TIME: 7:00 to 8:30 am
  • WHERE: UVic (Administrative Services Bldg, Victoria)
  • COST: $10 members // $20 non-members // $5 students
  • RSVP: May 1


Eventbrite - IAP2 Annual General Meeting

 

Training Opportunities

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.iap2bc.ca/training
 

IAP2 Training: March


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


IAP2 Training: May/June


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


IAP2 Training: September


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

North Vancouver Federal Liberal Riding Association is looking for a member of the IAP2 BC chapter to speak on the elements and fundamentals of public participation.

If you are interested and available on a Saturday morning at the end of March (about 2 hours), please contact Kimberley Anthony at 604 971-1202.


 
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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