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PGEx Learning Forum – The Governance Continuum: Increasing Accountability and Performance in Times of Fiscal Restraint

Author: Todd Cain

Growing fiscal pressures and the ongoing need to demonstrate performance to elected leaders and the public are challenging Public Sector leaders. While these issues are no less critical than before the recession, leaders must now consider this new environment. In this context, success for Public Sector leaders calls for a greater understanding of the changing nature of organizational accountability. New insights on the governance of the Canadian public sector are required. The IOG’s Governance Continuum© is a dynamic tool that accommodates… Read more

Cutting Edge Governance: SPPG and IOG panel discussion

Author: Eddy Nason

Date: Monday, February 13th, 2012 Time: 4:00 pm – 5.30 pm Location: School for Public Policy and Governance in Toronto Address: University of Toronto, Canadiana Building, 3rd floor, 14 Queen’s Park Cres. West, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K9 Cost: Free Information: Governance is not static; it evolves and innovates over time and across jurisdictions. To capture the leading edge of this innovation, the Institute on Governance has analyzed eight cutting edge approaches to governance in the public sector. These eight governance approaches range from municipal level… Read more

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

Author: François Levesque

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.

IOG explores governance challenges of U.K.’s Big Society

The Institute on Governance hosted a series of learning events in Toronto and Ottawa with Tom Gash, Programme Director for the United Kingdom’s Institute for Government. Mr. Gash, who has been leading the UK Institute’s work on public service reform, focused some of his presentations on the impact of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society initiative on the country’s civil service, offering lessons learned in areas of government accountability, innovation and efficiency that will be of interest to Canada. Mr. Gash… Read more

New IOG publication: Canadian Political Science and Medicare: Six Decades of Inquiry

Michael A. O’Neill, an Institute Director, Dylan McGuinty, Institute Founder’s Internship Award Recipient, and Bryan Teskey have published a critical review covering 60 years of Canadian political science writings on the topic of medicare.  Published in the pages of Healthcare Policy the study, entitled Canadian Political Science and Medicare: Six Decades of Inquiry, charts the evolution of scholarly writing on the topic of medicare since the topic first attracted the attention of political scientists in 1946.  The paper concludes that… Read more

Modern Makers of Canada award dinner an overwhelming success

The Institute on Governance is delighted with the success of the inaugural Modern Makers of Canada award dinner. The 2011 Excellentia Award recognized the unique contribution made by two great Canadian political leaders, former premiers Gordon Campbell and Danny Williams. The award dinner took place on Monday June 6th at the newly opened Ottawa Convention Centre.  The Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan were the co-chairs of the dinner and they kept the 200 guests in attendance laughing… Read more

Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan – Co-chairs of the Modern Makers of Canada Award

The Institute on Governance is very pleased to announce that the Honourable John Baird and the Honourable Anne McLellan will act as co-chairs of the June 6 Modern Makers of Canada award dinner.  Mr. Danny Williams and Mr. Gordon Campbell are the recipients of the Award. Tickets for this event of the year are still available, but going very quickly. To purchase tickets and to find out more, please click the link.   This blog is available in English only.

March 31: Brown Bag Session on the Pangnirtung Pilot

The Institute on Governance and Senior Associate, John Graham, hosted a brown bag lunch session on the Pangnirtung Pilot Project on Thursday March 31, 2011. Pangnirtung Pilot Inuit and First Nation communities are much more diverse in terms of basic living conditions in comparison to communities in the rest of Canada. Given this diversity, governments are beginning to adopt highly differentiated approaches for encouraging socio-economic development. Isolated communities especially require tailored approaches. Pangnirtung, with a population of just over 1300 and located on… Read more

Develop your governance experience! Apply to the 2011 Founder’s Internship

The Institute on Governance is now accepting applications for the 2011 Founder’s Internship Award. Applications will be accepted until all internships have been awarded for 2011. Recipients of the Award may take-up their internships as of May 1, 2011 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… Read more

New IOG publication: The standing committee system and how Members of Parliament view its work

The IOG has recently made a new publication available to the public. “The Standing Committee System and How Members of Parliament View its Work” is a discussion of the current state of the Parliamentary standing committee system. The findings are based on a survey conducted in April 2010. The survey was sent to the members of six standing committees, a total of 73 Members of Parliament (MPs).   This blog is available in English only.

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