Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto.

Over the past 25 years, the IOG has advanced better understanding and practice of good governance in Canada, with federal, provincial, municipal and Indigenous governments, not-for-profit organizations, and in 35 other countries including most recently projects in Iraq, China and Botswana.

Our work is marked by independent thought, innovation, collaboration, excellence, and a responsive and principled approach. We are uniquely positioned, as a truly independent, public purpose organization, to fill the need for knowledge, research and advice on good governance. We are a registered charitable organization and governed by a Board of Directors.

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IOG Board Policies

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Approved at the September 24, 2013 Board of Directors meeting.

Code Of Conduct Policy

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Director Job Description

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Recruitment Nominations Policy

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Roles And Responsibilities Of The Board Of Directors

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Terms Of Reference For Chair Of The Board

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Terms Of Reference For Executive Committee

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Terms Of Reference For Vice Chair

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Mission

The IOG’s mission is advancing better governance in the public interest, which the Institute accomplishes by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere.

Vision

The IOG’s vision is to be the pre-eminent, independent Canadian source of knowledge, research and advice on governance and its continuous improvement