Our leading expertise is rooted in our innovative leadership practices, ongoing and applied research and practice-based insights. 

The IOG offers:

  • A systems approach taking into account the interaction of complex systems and decision-making
  • A neutral, impartial, independent and confidential working environment for clients addressing real-time governance challenges
  • Access to a network of leading thinkers on governance, with domestic and global expertise in the government, private and non-profit sectors, as well as Indigenous and other governance areas
  • Access to research and development resources to enable clients to apply leading-edge practices
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We focus on assisting public purpose organizations including governments, public agencies, crown corporations, communities and the non-profit sector to improve their governance. 

The Institute:

  • Undertakes policy-relevant research
  • Provides advisory services to a wide array of organizations on strengthening governance practices including strategic planning, evaluation and assessment for programs, organizational structure and process, accountability and performance reporting
  • Provides professional development and capacity building through courses in governance and public administration by assisting in the capture and sharing of knowledge and by developing leadership
  • Designs and facilitates multi-stakeholder meetings and convenes events
  • Provides speakers and panellists for thought leadership forums

In addition, the IOG Learning Lab offers both regularly scheduled and custom courses for senior and mid-level staff in governments and in civil society organizations across Canada and overseas.