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 broad public governance experience working within local, provincial/territorial and federal governments. In addition, Stephen has worked closely with Indigenous organizations as well resource extraction companies in resource management regulation, sustainable development and international Arctic affairs.  Since fall 2020, as IOGs’ lead public governance, his work has focused on building the IOG’s research capacity and helping to set the strategic direction of the organization.  Stephen is a Senior Instructor and provides Executive Coaching services.

As a former senior public service executive and policy practitioner, Stephen’s work has covered policy development, intergovernmental relations, regulation, strategic planning, organizational design and development, operations and programming evaluation. He has been responsible for work encompassing sustainable development, infrastructure and co-development with Indigenous organizations.

Stephen held positions most recently with Parks Canada where he served as the Vice-President Strategic Policy and Investment and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Northern Affairs Organization at Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.  He served as Canada’s Alternate Senior Arctic Official at the Arctic Council. He began his career in the Northwest Territories working on a variety of sustainable development related projects as well as helping for preparation and creation of the territory of Nunavut.