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Our depth of experience and network of thought leaders

A safe space for discussion and sharing of ideas

Our business driven and practical approach

Our depth of experience and network of thought leaders

We have over 20 years experience exploring and developing approaches to responsible and responsive governance and public sector leadership in Canada and abroad. Our primary goal is to promote and share good practices, through research, advisory services and learning products. Learn more about our team.

A safe space for discussion and sharing of ideas

Our Executive Leadership Program, leadership boot camps, day courses, and custom courses are designed to be safe spaces for dialogue and sharing ideas. They are informed by our research and advisory services, and developed, tested and taught by former senior public servants. Learn more about learning opportunities at the IOG.

Our business driven and practical approach

We recognize the importance of connecting vision to strategy in a way that aligns internal service delivery with the evolving expectations of citizens. We bring both the first hand knowledge and passion required to improve the way public services are delivered to and accessed by citizens. Learn more about us.

Iog Highlights

“Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship,” is a five-part dialogue series

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The IOG is working on a three-year Iraq Fiscal Decentralisation and Resiliency-Building project funded by Global Affairs Canada

The Institute on Governance has partnered with the Environics Institute for Survey Research to gauge Canadians’ attitudes to public institutions in 2016.


Read our latest research.

From Our Blog

IOG Supports the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization in Baghdad

In its convening role, the Institute on Governance (IOG) supported the participation of the world renowned, Montréal-based Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) at a conference in Baghdad this past March on the topic “Education in Iraq post Daesh-ISIL Terror”. This collaboration was conducted under the auspices of the resiliency-building component of the IOG’s Iraqi program funded by Global Affairs Canada. CPRLV is the first independent, UN-recognized, non-profit organization aimed at preventing violent radicalization and providing support to individuals… Read more

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Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 60 George St., Ottawa, ON
Event Type: Course

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