About us

Building a community of practice


Public participation is not simply a nice or necessary thing to do; it actually results in better outcomes and better decisions. We know Albertans have a unique viewpoint and our goal is to give everyone in our province an opportunity to engage in the decisions that affect their lives. 

Our history



IAP2 Wild Rose formed in Alberta, Canada, and led the way for what is today the IAP2 Federation. Our chapter has a long history, dating back to the mid-1990s. As a Chapter of IAP2 Canada, IAP2 Wild Rose seeks to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest within our boundaries. 

It's about building connections


" I love how the chapter encourages the exchange of knowledge and experiences among our members. It's made me a better practitioner." 

- Christine Waiand, Alberta Electric System Operator

What we do isn't easy


"I've seen how the work we do helps to build better communities, grow stronger relationships,  and affords Albertans the opportunity to influence the decisions that affect their lives. I'm proud to be part of IAP2." - Mike Coldwell, Urban System

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