About Us

Welcome to the Wild Rose Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), an organization that 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 Rosebush newsletter, a local bi-annual conference, and our members-only site.