Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship: The Federal Public Service Role

November 8, 2016 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Registration

Event Type: Course

Public servants are only now beginning to feel the real impact of a new, activist-oriented government that is moving quickly on its policy priorities, and which has indicated new directions in areas that include Indigenous relations. For the public service itself, the President of the Treasury Board has called for a new ‘golden age’ of informed policy-making, collaboration with citizens and other sectors, and a focus on delivery outcomes. All of this provides both opportunities and challenges for public servants who must adapt quickly to this new environment.

In response, the Institute on Governance is delivering a course that will engage the Federal public service in achieving diverse and complex priorities in light of the challenging agenda facing public servants, such as Nation Building and Nation Re-Building, Jurisdiction, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationships and Wealth Creation. Implementation dimensions of a Nation-to-Nation relationship by stimulating an exchange of views among participants to build networks, understanding and partnerships.

Who will want to attend?

This course is directed towards public servants who work with Canada’s Indigenous peoples, either building relationships within communities or in the context of policy and program development, and provides a grounding in the context of recent reconciliation efforts and results to date, the work of the Supreme Court of Canada as well as the Liberal government.


Our courses run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The IOG value-added

IOG has a unique and broad vision, having worked in all regions of the country with a varied portfolio of stakeholders, including the federal and provincial governments, First Nation, Métis and Inuit governments, private sector stakeholders. We are also able to draw from the broader expertise of our IOG colleagues who have worked both in Canada and abroad.

For those who wish to have an adapted course that is specific to their issues and requirements, customized course offerings can be delivered on request for branches, teams or groups, in English or French in any part of the country. For more information about customized courses, contact Toby Fyfe at or at 613 562 0090 x242 for details.

The IOG also offers the Coaching Circle, to assist executives and officers at all levels of government as well as non-profit and other organizations in the development of their leadership skills.

For group discounts or more information, contact Barry Christoff at or at 613 562-0090 x245.

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