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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.

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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.

ELP 15 started in September. Inter-Jurisdictional ELPs have been launched in Toronto and Halifax

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From Our Blog

The IOG & UNDP Advises the Government of Myanmar on Civil Service Leadership Development

Last month, the Institute on Governance (IOG) took part in a series of events organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to support the work of Myanmar’s Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) to reform its public sector. The mission was part of a broader project between the UNDP and the UCSB and involved the delivery of seminars and facilitated workshops on senior executive leadership (SEL) development. The attendees of these events included senior officials of Myanmar’s government, officials from… Read more

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Consultations: Engaging Canadians in Policy and Program Design and Delivery

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