IOG hosts Iraqi delegation as part of three-year project for Global Affairs Canada

The IOG is continuing its work with the Governments of Iraq and Kurdistan with a three-year project on Fiscal Decentralisation and Resiliency-Building upon receiving $7.8 million in funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC). One of the key activities of the project is building Iraqi capacity through intensive development in design, implementation and management of fiscal arrangements in a federation. Currently, this is being carried out through a working mission of a cohort of Iraqi and Kurdistan government officials to Canada…. Read more

Join the Institute on Governance as our 2016 Founder’s Intern

The Institute on Governance is now accepting applications for the 2016 Founder’s Internship Award. Recipients of the Award may take-up their internships as of April 25, 2016 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 key factor of success of governments, organizations and democracies. The Award consists… Read more

Executive Leadership Program Participants Graduate at Rideau Club

The Institute on Governance was pleased to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the participants of the ninth cohort of the Executive Leadership Program who graduated on November 19. The event took place at the Rideau Club in Ottawa. These executives from the federal government went through a year long leadership training program which focused on becoming better public sector leaders. During the evening, the graduates presented their views on change and leadership. We thank Andrew Treusch, Commissioner  and Chief… Read more

Live webcast – Digital Governance Forum 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Digital Governance Forum.  Through this  forum, we are seeking input from a range of stakeholders – citizens, elected officials, academics, public servants, and industry leaders – to shape the direction of our activities and expand our network. The forum will yield practical recommendations in five applied domains: democratic governance, policy-making, service delivery, regulation, and risk and accountability. Participants will explore issues relating to information superabundance, personal data collection, hyper-accountability, the disintermediation of governing institutions, the appearance… Read more

Revisiting RCAP – Towards Reconciliation: The Future of Indigenous Governance

On October 15 and 16, 2014, the IOG gathered leaders from governments, First Nations, Métis nations, the private sector, and academia to discuss the future of indigenous governance in light of these upcoming anniversaries. Speakers and panelists provided perspectives on important legal, governance, social and economic advancements made since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) report. They also identified persistent gaps that remain, highlighting the urgent need for action to further the vision set forth nearly twenty years ago…. Read more

IOG and Environics Institute research generates healthy debates across the country

In 2014, the IOG partnered with the Environics Institute to conduct a landmark national public opinion survey on governance and the public service. Our goal was to better understand what the public expects from governments, and how well citizens believe their country, province and local municipality are governed. The results of the research were originally released in late December in a series of in-depth articles written by Ottawa Citizen journalist Kathryn May and subsequently published in several national newspapers. The… Read more

2014 Survey of Public Opinion on Public Governance in Canada

Governments have played a central role in the building of modern-day Canada, and in past generations the Canadian public has been supportive of the role and place of government as important institutions to collective well-being and economic security. Such confidence has been eroding over the past several decades, in part through broader socio-cultural trends (e.g., a general decline in deference to authority), and political trends (the emergence of a movement defining government as the problem rather than the solution). Governments… Read more

Revisiting the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

As Canada approaches the twentieth anniversary of the Royal Commission on  Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in 2016, and the 150th anniversary of the British North  America Act (now the Constitution Act, 1867) in 2017, the IOG has undertaken a new symposium series that builds on its previous work and seeks to better understand the  future of indigenous governance. While undoubtedly groundbreaking at the time, much has changed since RCAP issued its final report. The composition of the indigenous population has changed… Read more

Administrative Consolidation Workshop Key Themes – PGEx

This was the first of a planned series of four PGEx workshops designed to bring together small groups of senior practitioners and governance experts to discuss topical issues and active initiatives and share insights, best practices and lessons learned. The subject of the October 25 workshop emerged from the broader theme of a December 2011 PGEx study entitled Consequences of Fiscal Restraing on Governance

Aboriginal Community Development Experts Symposium Summary Report

This report is a summary of the second of a series of symposiums organized by the Sustainable Communities Directorate of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The purpose of the symposium was to stimulate discussion between community development experts from across the country and to explore strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community development principles and approaches with government programs and policies.

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