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Preparing Government for the Data and Information Needs of the 21st Century – Summary Report

In the digital era of information superabundance, the challenge for governments is clear: how will they put in place the processes, frameworks and capabilities to manage this information and data so that it meets growing and complex needs and expectations? Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) specialists have done their best to put generic “safety net” solutions in place to meet complex business requirements. But policy makers and program managers are now important players in the information… Lisez plus

A Risk Lens on Governance – A Public Governance Exchange Discussion Paper

Led by Karl Salgo, the Public Governance Exchange of the Institute on Governance held a workshop on July 3, 2013. The workshop put a risk lens on governance by discussing risk management approaches in the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. Through the examination conducted for this discussion paper, the IOG found two tendencies in public sector risk management practices. First, that governance issues constitute a distinct sphere of risk for public sector organizations, particularly the escalation of… Lisez plus

The Return on Investment in Team: Return on investment analysis framework, indicators and data for interprofessional care and interprofessional education in health

The Health and Education Task Force (HETF), a task force of the F/P/T Advisory Committee on Health Development and Human Resources (ACHDHR), engaged the IOG to develop a ROI analysis framework to assess Interprofessional Care (IPC) and Interprofessional Education (IPE). This framework would provide the evidence to support a business case and pan-Canadian policy development approach for team-based health care and education. The IOG analyzed existing approaches to return on investment (ROI) in health care and education and interviewed key… Lisez plus

Closing the Gap – Beyond Section 35 BC Symposium Summary

The Beyond Section 35 Symposium in BC was a collaboration between the British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC), the New Relationship Trust (NRT), and the Institute on Governance (IOG), and hosted at Simon Fraser Uni- versity’s (SFU) Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, February 19-20, 2013. What follows is a summary of the discussions and recommendations that emerged from the Symposium. First, the summary takes a look at the history of the making and subsequent attempts to define Section… Lisez plus

The Role of Management Boards in the Public Sector – Proceedings Report

In the public sector, terminology is not always a reliable indicator of function, and the term “board” can refer to a range of very different entities. This is true even within a single jurisdiction. For example, the Government of Canada includes a number of organizations whose title includes the term “board” in a sense different from that used in this paper – referring variously to administrative tribunals (the Immigration and Refugee Board), organizations with a regulatory mandate (the National Energy… Lisez plus

The Role of Management Boards in the Public Sector – Discussion Paper

In the public sector, terminology is not always a reliable indicator of function, and the term “board” can refer to a range of very different entities. This is true even within a single jurisdiction. For example, the Government of Canada includes a number of organizations whose title includes the term “board” in a sense different from that used in this paper – referring variously to administrative tribunals (the Immigration and Refugee Board), organizations with a regulatory mandate (the National Energy… Lisez plus

PGEx Workshop on Federal Crown Corporation Governance – Proceedings Report

The Public Governance Exchange held a workshop entitled Crown Corporation Governance Since the 2005 Review on Monday December 17, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to examine the evolution of governance practices for federal Crown corporations in recent years, with the comprehensive 2005 Review serving to frame the issues. Specific issues were discussed such as accountability relationships, Board appointments and composition, transparency requirements, and the use of instruments such as letters of expectation and ministerial directives. Also, broad trends were considered… Lisez plus

Beyond Section 35 Symposium, Ottawa – Discussion Paper

While past discussions on Section 35 have centered on legal applications, the upcoming Beyond Section 35 Symposium will move beyond legal implications to where the research lags – the practical hallmarks of self-government and implementation. This discussion paper is meant to help facilitate these discussions by describing the intent in the making of Section 35, what has transpired to forward the “Inherent Rights” agenda in the realm of governance and self-government, and the next steps to moving forward with an… Lisez plus

Beyond Section 35 Symposium, Ottawa – Final Report

The Beyond Section 35 Symposium held in Ottawa in November 2012 brought together key stakeholders from Indigenous communities and institutions, practitioners, public sector and academia to discuss and reflect upon the impact of the constitutional recognition of Section 35 on the lives and relations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This is a summary of the discussions and recommendations that emerged from the Symposium.

Crown Corporation Governance in the Government of Canada: The 2005 Review and Beyond

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.

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