Public Governance - Institute on Governance

Grow your organization. Grow public trust.

In Canada and throughout the democratic world, public governance is undergoing significant pressure and disruptions. These are giving rise to new risks and oversight challenges which existing institutions, structures, and practices are struggling to address.

We study current trends, analyze root causes, predict emerging influences, and provide advice on principled paths toward better outcomes – for organizations and for citizens.


Karl Salgo

Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Public Governance

Expertise: Public Governance, Public Sector Governance, including the machinery of government   Degree(s): BA (St Michael’s College, UofT), JD (Faculty of Law, UofT), MPA (School of Policy Studies, Queens University)  Karl advises government on all aspects of public sector governance, including institutional capacity, the center of government, organizational design and effectiveness, accountability, oversight, and risk management. He has led […]

Stephen Van Dine

Senior Vice-President, Public Governance

Expertise: Leads IOG’s public governance work to advance IOGs expertise and delivery of public governance research, advisory services and capacity building. Degree(s): MPA (Policy), Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; BAA (Urban & Regional Planning), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Certification(s): Graduate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Certificate Climate and Energy Stephen Van Dine has […]

Toby Fyfe

President and CEO

Expertise: public governance; leadership   Degree(s): BA, Glendon College, York University; MA, University of Ottawa  Certification(s) & designation(s): Graduate, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program.  Toby Fyfe is an advocate for improved public governance and strong government institutions that build citizen trust in the democratic process. He joined the IOG in 2011 after a varied career as a  federal public servant executive […]

IOG specializes in expert-led advisory services to build public trust.

Public governance missteps today can have long-lasting consequences and undermine critical relationships.

Draw on our decades of public sector experience to avoid missteps.

Distinguish your organization by taking steps now to build public trust.

Benefit from our in-house research and innovation teams. Take what has worked and is working and future-proof it, while making any needed fixes and adjustments.

Charting a principled path forward that can build trust will ensure the longevity and continued relevance of your organization, and ensure that principles like voice, performance, and accountability are translated into meaningful actions and indicators.

Our expert guides will help you get where you need to go.

The IOG Difference

Our non-partisan, impartial experts have extensive leadership experience, and high degrees of technical proficiency, in industry and public service. Working with them will prime you to navigate the mounting pressures on public governance, effectively address modern challenges, and – ultimately – deliver on your mandate of serving others.

Building people’s trust in your organization has never been more important — or more difficult.

Our advisory services, thought leadership initiatives, and research projects – coupled with proprietary tools to measure success – are a winning mix to build trust for the long term.

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Public Governance

Grow your organization. Grow public trust. In Canada and throughout…

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Public Governance

Grow your organization. Grow public trust. In Canada and throughout…

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