About Us

The IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter

IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter is the Alberta-based chapter of IAP2 Canada. IAP2 seeks to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations throughout the world. IAP2 carries out its mission by organizing and conducting activities to:

  • Serve the learning needs of members through events, publications, networking and communication technology; 
  • Advocate for effective public participation practices throughout the world; 
  • Promote a results-oriented research agenda and use research to support educational and advocacy goals; 
  • Provide technical assistance to improve public participation. 

Wild Rose members are part of a network of P2 practitioners throughout Alberta, across Canada and throughout the world. Ideas and methods are shared through local programs and events, the e-newsletter, a local bi-annual conference, and our members-only site.

Our Vision, Purpose and Values

Our Vision...

All Albertans have the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect their lives.


Our Purpose....

  • To encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience among practitioners.
  • To improve the skills and professionalism of practitioners.
  • To promote the value and benefit of public participation.
  • To encourage the growth and development of the public participation field.

Our Values....

  • Participation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Openness