Modern Makers of Canada 2016

Thank you to all who attended and helped to make the 2016 Modern Makers of Canada Award evening a great success! See below for some photographs from the event.

Modern Makers of Canada Award, 2016-Photos of a wonderful evening!

Modern Makers of Canada Award, 2016-Photos of a wonderful evening!

To watch highlights of this wonderful evening, please click on the link below

The innovation of Canadian municipal leaders will be recognized by the Institute on Governance on March 7, 2016 with the presentation of the Modern Makers of Canada Awards to ten outstanding Mayors.



The Honourable Lisa Raitt, MP and Nathan Cullen, MP

With remarks from

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs)


March 7, 2016
Reception: 5:00-6:00pm
Dinner: 6:00-9:00pm


Trillium Ballroom, Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Join us in the nation’s capital for one of the most memorable evenings of the year! For tickets or more information, call Franca Palazzo at 613-562-0090 ext. 218

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Established in 2011, the Modern Makers of Canada Award recognizes extraordinary individuals who have contributed to good governance through transformational public sector leadership. This year the Award will celebrate one of the cornerstones of Canadian democracy: local government.

“Canada’s cities are dynamic hubs of for creativity and innovation,” said Maryantonett Flumian, President of the Institute on Governance. “With strong leadership, our cities are well positioned to meet the needs of citizens and are integral to the economic prosperity of our country.”

The ten Mayors receiving this important Award are representative of their colleagues in cities across Canada who are leading by example, enhancing the quality of life for the great majority of Canadians.


Over the past decades municipalities in Canada have grown in size and impact on the Canadian economy and way of life. Greater public attention to the importance of local government is long overdue. Canada’s cities are leading hubs for creativity and innovation and are beacons for talent and investment. They are well positioned to meet the real needs of Canadians- jobs, sustainable communities and housing. Canada’s cities are integral to the economic prosperity of the country. The current generation of civic leadership will have a profound effect on the future quality of life for the nation, and for that reason we intend to provide the 2016 Modern Makers Award to Canada’s Mayors.

Award recipient have demonstrated the following criteria of good governance:

Integrity and the public good

  • Building trust with communities and willingness to put people over politics;
  • Commitment to transparency and accountability in municipal affairs;
  • Decency, compassion and demonstrated commitment to the public interest.

Governance vision and municipal leadership

  • Vision and ability to motivate and engage;
  • Ability to identify concrete municipal goals and articulate the means necessary to their achievement;
  • Building relationships and exercising influence across boundaries in challenging times.

Innovative, effective and responsible management

  • Ability to achieve results while balancing efficiency and equity;
  • Promoting innovation in the management and delivery of municipal services;
  • Responding to changing circumstances while providing stability and resoluteness.

Social and economic well-being in the community

  • Promoting social justice and improved quality of life for citizens;
  • Supporting economic development, prosperity and well-being in the community;
  • Celebrating diversity, and the ability to strengthen relations between distinct social and cultural groups.

Security of people and the local environment

  • Commitment to a sound environmental strategy and demonstrated ability to champion initiatives with a positive environmental impact;
  • Protecting the community and willingness to explore innovative approaches to security;
  • Providing safety and encouraging resilience in times of adversity.

For more information please contact Franca Palazzo, 613.562.0090 x 218.

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