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The IOG is Canada’s independent organization dedicated to advancing and applying good public governance.

We work here – at the good governance centre – where public institutions, public servants, and the public interest come together. 

We believe Canadians can have the best public institutions and public servants in the world.

Good governance strengthens our democracy and builds trust between citizens and their governments.

Learning and

We offer public servants courses and leadership programs to help them succeed.

Applied Governance

We advise on applying good governance practices and processes to improve public institutions’ performance.

Thought Leadership
and Convening

We convene and collaborate on good governance ideas and practices.

The Three Foundations of Good Governance

Public institutions and public servants working in the public interest are the three foundations of good public sector governance.

Our Governance Approach

Governance Knowledge Hub

Canada’s go-to space for insights, research and contemporary thinking on public sector governance.

Governance Knowledge Hub

What’s New


POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE : Le Conseil d’administration annonce une transition de leadership

Ottawa, Canada – 3 juillet 2024 – Le Conseil d’administration de l’Institut sur la gouvernance (IOG) annonce que le Président…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition

Ottawa, Canada – July 3, 2024 – The Board of Directors of the Institute on Governance (IOG) announces that President…

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The IOG’s Fall Calendar is now Available!

Discover cutting-edge insights and skills with the Institute on Governance’s Fall Calendar, offering a diverse range of courses and programs…

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Managing in Complexity Book Event: In Conversation with Dr. Sara Filbee

Complexity, risk, and uncertainty are intrinsic characteristics of the modern public sector landscape. What does this mean for you as…

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Federal government should appoint expert panel to study what happened during COVID-19 pandemic, says major new report

OTTAWA, March 13, 2024 — A major new report calls on the federal government to appoint an expert panel to lead…

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