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

Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage: Achieving Prosperity Through Leadership

The Institute On Governance is pleased to submit its response to the Digital Advantage consultation. In an era of ubiquitous computing, and, as a small, open economy subject to immense global forces, Canada must take bold measures to secure its economic, social and digital advantage and its very future as a nation. This is no less than a strategic inflection point in Canada’s history, much as the World War era was a period of immense creativity, of technological, scientific and… Read more

Make Your Voice Heard as Ottawa Goes to The Polls this Fall!

Author: François Levesque

With the Ottawa municipal elections fast approaching, the Institute On Governance (IOG) and Ottawa blog Apartment613 have decided to jointly put together an exciting event to engage Ottawa’s citizens on municipal issues. To promote active citizenship and to encourage electoral participation among Ottawa’s youth, there will be a specific focus on young Canadian voters. As the mayoralty race takes shape, the partners will organize a live, in person mayoral candidates’ debate that will leverage a number of new social media technologies. Throughout the upcoming… Read more

The IOG is on Twitter!

The Institute On Governance now has a Twitter feed. You can follow our tweets at We’ll be sharing latest IOG news and events, recent publications, upcoming courses and whatever else the world has to offer!   This blog is available in English only.

IOG President featured in Ottawa Citizen

On April 26th, 2010, Maryantonett Flumian, President of the Institute On Governance, was featured in an Ottawa Citizen article concerning government hiring reform. The piece, written by Kathryn May, details the lack of improvement in government staffing processes following the implementation of the Public Service Modernization Act five years ago. Mrs. Flumian is quoted as saying that a big problem is that some departments simply introduced the new hiring procedures on top of the old ones. “People never pay enough attention to undoing… Read more

The IOG has a new look!

The IOG is proud to present its new website! The new site was designed specifically to be more user-friendly, intuitive, and interactive. Up-to-the-minute news is now displayed on our front page, and by checking back often you can stay informed on both internal IOG news and developing stories concerning governance issues in Canada and abroad! Need an even easier way to stay current? Sign up for IOG news and we will send you regular updates and critical news alerts! You can also join us on… Read more

IOG presents 2009 Alf Hales Award

Laura Edgar, Vice-President of the Institute On Governance, presented the 2009/2010 Alf Hales Award for the best research paper prepared by an intern at the Parliamentary Internship Program’s “Vin d’honneur” on March 31, 2010. The “Vin d’honneur” is held to present interns to the parliamentary community and welcome them to the Hill. The Prize was awarded to Alexander Sculthorpe for his paper “Canada’s Coalition Conundrum – An Analysis of Debate on Democratic Legitimacy”. Click here to read this thought provoking publication.   This blog is… Read more

The IOG celebrates 20 Years of Excellence

Author: Institute on Governance

2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Institute on Governance! The IOG began in 1990 as the brainchild of founding President Tim Plumptre, and quickly grew by leaps and bounds, expanding both its staff and expertise. The IOG was ahead of its time, recognizing governance as a key factor in the success of governments, organizations and democracies, and the need for an organization that would research, promote, and facilitate the application of good governance. By the ten-year mark, the IOG… Read more

The IOG appoints a new President

Author: Maryantonett Flumian

It is with a great deal of renewed energy and enthusiasm that I have joined the Board and Staff of the Institute On Governance as its new President. I am mindful of all the expertise and work that the IOG has undertaken over the last nineteen years. I have been welcomed by a “family” of hard working individuals who look to the future with a sense of optimism and renewal. In 1990, the IOG pioneered the study of governance. It… Read more

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