The Institute on Governance is hosting a Public Governance Exchange (PGEx) workshop on “Oversight in the Public Sector” on November 27. This workshop will bring together governance experts and officials from government departments and arm’s-length organizations. Participants will examine both the federal and Ontario experiences. This event will draw on PGEx’s work in the related areas of risk and oversight, give participants an opportunity to share experiences and insights, and help shape the forward agenda for PGEx research. The workshop… Read more
On March 27 to 28, IOG’s Public Governance Exchange (PGEx) will present a two-day learning conference on oversight relationships in the public sector. This event will bring together senior officials and recognized subject-matter experts from both within and outside government for a multi-faceted, in-depth examination of oversight practices across the Canadian public sector. Balanced and effective oversight is critical to the success of any organization, but plays a distinctive role in the public sector. Public sector organizations, even those with… Read more
Our Governance Continuum continues to win converts with its descriptive and analytical power. As we’ve shared it more widely in our leadership programs, speaking engagements and advisory work, leaders across the broader public sector have gained a much more systemic understanding of power and relationships in the modern public sector. They’ve understood some of the sources of friction between players and, critically, learned strategies to work more effectively across the public sector. Like a lot of things, much of modern… Read more
Within Canadaʼs system of government, the Crown corporation is one of the oldest forms of public sector organization outside of the ministerial department, dating back over a century. It is also one of the most widely used: the federal public administration currently includes 47 parent Crown corporations, and subsidiaries that report as parents, which collectively employ some 87,000 full-time equivalent staff.