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Policy Crunch Series

About the Policy Series

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.

Explore the disruption and innovation sweeping our personal and professional lives in our free monthly speaker series.

Expert speakers. International participants. Structured interaction & free dialogue.

IOG’s Policy Crunch series engages you to crunch the important public policy issues of our time.

From energy transitions to virtual Parliament, this always-free, always-accessible series is a great way to get ahead of challenges that may impact you and your work – now and for years to come.


Our Policy Crunch events are evenings well spent with IOG staff and others who care about effective public policy-making. Each session is built with learning and networking in mind:

  • 5:30-6:00 E.T. – E-Networking and engagement
  • 6:00-7:00 E.T. – Panel discussion 
  • 7:00-7:30 E.T. – Small group discussions with panelists 

Join us on Zoom or on our YouTube channel

Live-Tweet. your thoughts (#PolicyCrunch), and/or join the conversation on Slack

Calling all Slack-ers: Join our Policy Crunch Community

We’ve added a Slack Workspace for Policy Crunch attendees. We will be posting updates, new events, and live-Slacking each event in case you can’t attend. We will also post the Zoom link, YouTube livestream link, and the recording there.

You can use our Slack Workspace to talk about the events, ask questions, share your ideas, give us your feedback and more! To join our IOG Policy Crunch Slack Workspace, click here. Or email to get a personalized invitation sent to your inbox. 

Watch Season 3 of Policy Crunch

Disruption in the Lab: Government Science and Innovation in the New Normal

Innovation in the Arctic – April 6, 2021

Innovation Showcase – March 2nd, 2021

What’s Happening to our Legacy Technologies and Services? – February 2nd, 2021

Distraction or Disruption: The Impact of COVID-19 on Opioid use and the Overdose Crisis in Canada – December 8th, 2020

Vaccines and Bioethics: Unpacking the Blackbox – November 10th, 2020

Governance through COVID19: Lessons from Disruption – October 6th, 2020

Watch Season 2 of Policy Crunch

Governments in Transition: The COVID Effect in Canada, the US and UK – July 7, 2020

Energy Transition: Does a Sweet Spot Exist – June 2, 2020

The future of digital governance in a post-pandemic world – May 5, 2020

Navigating the “Wild West” of the Internet from Social Media to Digital Governance – March 3rd, 2020

First Nations Institutions and New Federal Machinery of Government – February 11th, 2020

Ethics in a Digital Age – January 14th, 2020 

The Future of Work: Beyond the Hype – December 10th, 2019

Renegotiating the Social Contract between Science and Society – November 12th, 2019

Cybersecurity – October 15th, 2019

Watch Season 1 of Policy Crunch 

The Gig Economy and the Evolving Role of Policy – June 5th, 2019

Open Government: Leadership, Learning and Government Adaptation – May 1st, 2019

The Global Race in Digital Governance – April 3rd, 2019 – this session followed Chatham House Rule 

Governing AI: The Role of Industry, Transparency and Government Intervention – March 6th, 2019

Making Ottawa be a Global Leader in Gov-tech: Roles for Industry, Government and Research – January 16th, 2019

Emerging Digital Policy Issues: Augmented Reality and its Implications for Government – December 5th, 2018 

Inclusive Innovation: Progress, Disruption and the Role of Government – November 6th, 2018

Agile Regulation: Embracing Disruptive Technology with Policy Leadership – September 19th, 2018 National Security and Exponential Technologies: Preparing for Disruption – October 10th, 2018

October 10 - 06, 2021

Virtual Event

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