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Latest news and updates on the important work the Institute on Governance is doing with our partners and clients, in Canada and around the world, to advance better governance in the public interest.

New Leadership Training at the IOG

February 4, 2019

You may have seen a little story that’s been circulating on social media these days. A financial advisor asks a CEO, “What if we pay to develop our people and they leave?,” to which the CEO answers, “What if we don’t and they stay?” The...

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The Need for Mindful Resilience of Citizens and Public Institutions in the Age of Trump

February 1, 2019

By Nathan Gorall, Executive Director of Public Governance, Institute on Governance How does one cover the effects of Trumpism on governance trends in one article? One can’t, and does not even attempt it. This is the first installment of...

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Dialogue on the North: The Jane Glassco Fellowship

February 1, 2019

by Corrigan Hammond On February 21, 2019, the Institute on Governance will be hosting representatives from the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship for a discussion on leadership initiatives in the North. This fellowship provides future...

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The Accessible Canada Act: An Aspirational Path Toward Equality, Albeit one not Devoid of Shortcomings

February 1, 2019

Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada, while long overdue, is a welcome step in the right direction. It has been 38 years since Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau signed the Charter of Rights and...

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Calling all 'Program-Wonks': Improve Government Program Delivery by Putting the Citizen First

February 1, 2019

Ask basically any citizen on the street what they think government does for them, and it is unlikely that they will respond with direct reference to a particular public policy. Instead, they will likely refer to a specific set of...

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A Reflection on Black History Month

February 1, 2019

By Gérard Étienne, Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion, Institute on Governance I was recently asked by a learned colleague: why do we still need a Black History Month? It is a legitimate question stemming from a true desire to...

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