Publications

The IOG publishes both commissioned and uncommissioned work, including opinion articles, reports, thought pieces and discussion papers, analyses on opinion research, case studies, press releases, and academic journal articles.

The Path to Digital Governance: An Agenda for Public Service Innovation and Excellence

May 1, 2017

Co-produced by the Institute on Governance and the Centre for Digital Entrepreneurship + Economic Performance (DEEP), this report is based on the findings of the IOG’s 2016-2017 dialogue series and workshops on Framing Innovation:...

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Not-for-profit Governance Leadership: Creating a Culture of Accessibility

February 16, 2017

This backgrounder document lays the groundwork for organizations to consider, within their governance activities, to achieve a cultural shift in the implementation of systems to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with...

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Characteristics of a Nation-to-Nation Relationship: Discussion Paper

February 1, 2017

Promises to forge a new nation-to-nation relationship with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, a federal government priority, will not be fully fulfilled overnight. The foundations of an effective relationship are trust and mutual respect,...

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Westminster Meets Digital: Understanding Our Evolving Democracy

December 31, 2016

The Westminster system of parliamentary government is widely credited with a high capacity to adapt to social and cultural evolution. Yet the reality is that in recent years governments the world over have struggled to keep up with the...

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Multilevel Governance in a Digital World: Discussion Paper

November 3, 2016

While changes in the Canadian governance landscape are already taking place, broader discussion of the systematic evolution of the Canadian Westminster system has yet to occur in earnest. This paper seeks to contribute to such a...

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Harper’s Accountability Act, ten years on...

July 18, 2016

Did it clean up government? Or did it merely make public servants more risk averse? When the government of Stephen Harper took office on February 6, 2006, “accountability” defined the spirit of the times. The prime minister renamed his...

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