Ipsos Public Affairs in Canada has a 20-year track record for conducting public consultations and engagement on behalf of our clients.
Our guiding principal is ensuring we create conditions which will allow for a genuine exchange of information and views. We do so by relying on our experience, and by listening to our clients. From the outset, we answer questions, offer advice, and understand our clients’ objectives and the nature of the stakeholder groups they want to reach.
Whether in-person, online, or a hybrid form of consultations, we provide our clients with expertise in design, approach, and facilitation. We use town halls, plenary discussions, roundtables, focus groups, etc. to engage with stakeholders in projects that focus on stakeholders in specific communities or on stakeholders situated across the country. Online engagements are device agnostic and utilize a range of qualitative and quantitative exercises, including social media, online survey, and short-term online communities. In combination, we provide an inclusive consultation experience – since 2016, we have engaged nearly 65,000 Canadians in our in-person and online consultations.
Beyond creating pathways for engagement, our consultations are led by experienced Ipsos facilitators focused on strategic guidance for our clients. This ranges from augmenting the layout and presentation of clients’ consultation documents, to pinpointing appropriate wording for a close-ended survey question. We deploy approaches that demonstrate our superior facilitation skills and encourage and prepare our clients to engage directly with their stakeholders.
We build our mechanisms of engagement, design and approach around our clients’ objectives. Ultimately, we aim to prompt a thoughtful reflection on key issues that will support and inform our clients’ decision-making process, while also ensuring stakeholders feel their voices have been heard and considered.
Maru/Matchbox has been pushing the boundaries of the customer market insights space for over a decade. We are a sector-focused consumer intelligence firm focused entirely on better client outcomes. Our expert teams are deeply invested in key sectors of the economy, delivering insights and analysis backed by superior quality data.
Bang the Table (BtT), the leader in online community engagement, provides a software platform that enables governments to build and nurture online communities. Offering the convenient alternative to live town hall forums, citizens participate online in an exchange of information, become informed on issues and weigh in on initiatives, perspectives and solutions surrounding projects.
Bang the Table’s software platform, EngagementHQ (EHQ), was built by public engagement practitioners who are passionate about empowering organisations to connect with the communities they support. The platform encourages engagement and feedback through its eight online engagement tools and offers insights with its analytics and reporting features.
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), founded in 1947, is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. IPAC is a membership-based organization with 18 regional groups across Canada, which creates effective knowledge networks, leads public administration research and is a major player in exporting successful Canadian public-sector expertise around the world.
À propos de l’IAPC
Fondé en 1947, l’Institut d’administration publique du Canada est une association qui regroupe des fonctionnaires, des universitaires et des particuliers s’intéressant à l’administration publique. L’IAPC avec ses 18 groupes régionaux à travers le Canada favorise la création de réseaux entre ses membres et se veut à l’avant-garde de la recherche en administration publique au Canada. L’IAPC a joué un rôle essentiel dans l’exportation à l’étranger de l’expertise canadienne en administration publique.
IAP2 Canada is Canada’s leading association for public participation (P2) in Canada. Our more than 500 members represent all levels of government, a diverse cross section of industry, academia and non-profit organizations. We provide our members with tools, research and networking opportunities to connect with other P2 professionals across Canada. Canadian trainers provide anyone looking to acquire new skills on how to plan, implement and evaluate public participation programs with relevant and interactive professional development. We believe those impacted by a decision have the right to participate and, that at the end of the day, this leads to better, more sustainable decisions. We believe the IAP2 spectrum for public participation, coupled with our core values, provide all public participation activities a solid framework on which to build.
OPPI is the recognized voice of the Province’s planning profession. Our more than 4,000 members work in government, private practice, universities, and non-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, urban design, environmental planning, transportation, health social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development. Our Members meet strict practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only Full Members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title “Registered Professional Planner” (or “RPP”).
ICA Associates Inc. is a social-entrepreneurial facilitation, training and research organization. We design and lead participatory group processes and teach people how to do facilitate them for themselves across Canada. We have 40 years of experience in authentically engaging citizens in tackling difficult topics and transforming the most challenging situations into empowering solutions.
Building magazine is Canada’s national property development and management industry publication. Building reaches real estate developers, builders, owners, property managers, investors, architects, engineers and government personnel overseeing development legislation. As the longest published magazine of its kind, Building magazine’s respected and trusted editorial has been serving this important industry since 1952.