Democratic Reform in Canada: Online Voting, Referenda, and the Governance Ecosystem #ERRE

Author: Davide Cargnello

Maryantonett Flumian, President of the IOG, appeared before Canada’s Special Committee on Electoral Reform alongside Profs. Dennis Pilon and Jonathan Rose on July 28th, 2016. The trio were asked to provide expert testimony to the committee as it reflects on electoral reform in Canada and examines the viability of alternatives to the first-past-the-post system, as well as other means of enhancing the democratic process such as mandatory voting and online voting. Discussion was lively and committee members were engaged and… Read more

IOG Hosts the 6th Annual Jean-Pierre Gaboury Symposium

  The IOG was pleased to host participants of the 2015/16 Parliamentary Internship Programme at the 6th Annual Jean-Pierre Gaboury Symposium on Parliament in Transition. The interns presented their work to a group of 50 people consisting of their peers, elected officials, academics, public servants, alumni and researchers. The Parliamentary Interns who were selected as finalists in the production of interesting papers participated in panel sessions with the following themes.  Madalina Chesoi, Feo Snagovsky, Christina Vietinghoff and Josh Grehan discussed “Working with Parliamentarians”. Étienne… Read more

IOG partners with United Nations to advance Iraq’s ability to manage crises

Author: Maryantonett Flumian

The IOG and United Nations Development Programme announced on June 12th that they have signed an agreement in Baghdad that aims to advance Iraq’s crises management ability. The UNDP will support the IOG in the implementation of Fiscal Federalism, as well as Decentralization and Resilience Building, to help Iraq become a stable, federal democracy with sustainable economic growth. You can read the full UNDP press release by clicking here.

Photos from ELP12 visit to Iqaluit

Author: Toby Fyfe

The twelfth cohort of the IOG’s Executive Leadership Program visited Iqaluit for a week-long study tour from May 16-20.

Digital Governance: Rethinking the Role of Government in an Era of Disruption

Authors: Davide Cargnello, Maryantonett Flumian

Governments must recognize that their institutions, bureaucracies and policy frameworks designed for the 19th and 20th centuries are no longer meeting the needs of the 21st. The digital era represents an exponential shift in the pace of social, political and economic transformation. How governments respond to the radical changes brought on by the sharing economy and other digital age innovations will be a litmus test for the continued relevance of governing institutions, as well as their legitimacy and authority in… Read more

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

Author: Institute on Governance

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

Executive Leadership Program Cohort 14 starts June 20

Author: Toby Fyfe

The IOG is launching the 14th cohort of its successful Executive Leadership Program (ELP) on June 20, 2016. Since its inception in 2011, over 200 participants from 31 departments and agencies have taken advantage of this unique and comprehensive opportunity to both strengthen their personal skills and support the building of a strong public service of the future. The public service is changing. The new government has an agenda that will require strong support in development, delivery and implementation. The… Read more

The IOG introduces latest cohort of the Executive Leadership Program

Author: Toby Fyfe

Tuesday March 22nd marked the start of the IOG’s thirteenth cohort of its Executive Leadership Program. Throughout this year long program, the 15 participants who are federal government executives will focus on becoming better public sector leaders in a changing government context. This will be done by exploring and understanding the new digital environment in which we find ourselves and its impact on government, evolving public sector governance, the challenges and opportunities of leadership and, a week long trip to… Read more

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

Author: Institute on Governance

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

So how are those ‘sunny ways’ working out so far?

Author: Maryantonett Flumian

While the pundits have mostly completed their prognostications regarding the new government’s fortunes in the year ahead, in the area of public governance many challenges still lie in wait for the Trudeau Liberals that could have an impact on the success of their agenda. Our new prime minister has placed a good deal of emphasis on the open and collaborative style that his government plans to pursue — the celebrated “sunny ways”. And while tone in public sector engagement matters,… Read more

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