IOG supporting development of a Senior Executive Service in Kurdistan

  John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, accompanied by Foreign Affairs critics, NDP MP Paul Dewar and Liberal MP, Marc Garneau, are in Iraq this week as part of a Canadian visit to the country where Canada is providing both moral support and has pledged $15m in supplies to support security. The contingent, accompanied by Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Bruno Saccomoni, met with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari. Today, they met… Read more

Join the IOG as our 2014 Founder’s Intern

The Institute on Governance is now accepting applications for the 2014 Founder’s Internship Award. Applications will be accepted until all internships have been awarded for 2014. Recipients of the Award may take-up their internships as of April 28, 2014 with starting dates to be agreed to between the recipient and the Institute. The Founder’s Internship Award recognizes excellence in scholarship and student engagement in public sector governance. The Founder’s Internship extends the Institute’s mission of promoting good governance as a… Read more

Open Forum with Bill Eggers: Discussing the opportunities and challenges of the solution economy

The Institute on Governance and Deloitte Canada hosted renowned public policy expert William D. Eggers, co-author of the recently released book The Solution Revolution, in an open forum moderated by CBC’s Jesse Hirsch to debate the future of public policy development and what he considers to be a shift in paradigm brought by the solution economy, an economy that brings together government, the private sector, and social enterprise to build creative solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. In The Solution… Read more

Manu Sharma of OAK Computing receives Forty Under 40 Award

The Institute on Governance would like to congratulate Manu Sharma for the award he received at the Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 awards ceremony on June 20th at the Hilton Lac-Leamy. The annual awards program, co-hosted by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, recognizes 40 industry leaders who are under the age of 40. Manu is the founder and managing partner of OAK Computing, an Ottawa-based web and software application development company. OAK has worked… Read more

We’ve redesigned

Our newly designed site is now here thanks to the fine folks at OAK, a few late nights and copious amounts of caffeine. While our previous site has served us well over the years, we felt the site was beginning to look tired and dated and that change was in order. We’ve cleaned up and simplified the design, highlighted our areas of work and completely restructured the architecture which should hopefully translate into a smoother navigating experience for you.  Items like… Read more

The IOG honours Chrétien, Romanow and McMurtry at 2012 Modern Makers Awards Dinner

The Institute on Governance was pleased to host its 2nd Annual Modern Makers Awards on Monday, December 11th, 2012. The event, co-hosted by Bernard Lord and Anne McLellan, honored the Honourable Jean Chrétien, the Honourable Roy Romanow and the Honourable Roy McMurtry for their key roles in the patriation of the Constitutions and development of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a panel moderated by Carleton University’s Chris Waddell, the three men candidly spoke about the process of… Read more

IOG building links with Singapore and China

The Institute on Governance has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. As part of the MOU, NTU and the IOG will collaborate on activities of mutual interest. In November, IOG Maryantonett Flumian travelled to China to participate in the Lien China Development Forum in Beijing. Ms. Flumian spoke extensively on Canadian lessons with the “recentralization” of government services drawing on the experiences of Service Canada and Shared Services Canada. Public sector management is changing throughout… Read more

View the 2012 Fleck Lecture webcast

On October 9th, the IOG held the 2012 Fleck Lecture – an opportunity to discuss how governments are adapting to technological, economic and democratic change. The topic of this year’s Fleck Lecture was The Future of the Ontario Public Service and was delivered by Peter Wallace, Secretary of the Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council. Mr. Wallace is responsible for leading the charge to transform the way the province delivers its services. Backed by over thirty… Read more

IOG President speaks on the challenges of citizen-centred services at 21st Communications Congress in Portugal

Maryantonett Flumian with Nuno Guerra Santo from Accenture, Feliciano Barreiras Duarte, Portugal’s Secretary of State and Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Antoine Brugidou Public Sector consultant & CEO Iguana Yachts and Nick Vitalari, Managing Director at eElasticity. Photo courtesy of APDC. IOG President Maryantonett Flumian presented at the Portuguese Association for the Development of Communications’ 21st Communications Congress  – Quantificar o Futuro in Lisbon, Portugal. Her talk focused on the impact of citizen-centered services, its opportunities and challenges for governments. Her presentation is available for download below.

Presenting the inaugural Annual James Fleck Lecture on Modernizing Government

The Institute on Governance (IOG) is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the centre of the exploration, development and promotion of the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad. In honour of this anniversary, and in light of a perfect storm of technological, economic and demographic change underway around the globe, the IOG is honoured to share with you the Fleck Program on Modernizing Government, named in honour of Dr…. Read more

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