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 and broadcaster. He spent over twenty years with the government of Canada in central agencies (Privy Council Office, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) and government departments. He managed a Federal/Provincial/Territorial initiative to reduce overlap and duplication, and was involved in and led change initiatives to improve government performance. His last post was as Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Services at the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, where he negotiated to modernize the governance arrangements of it and other Agents of Parliament.  

Before joining the Institute, Toby worked with the Commissioner of the RCMP on a change initiative that included modernized governance. 

He was a broadcaster with CBC radio and television for 17 years where he produced programs such as The House, Cross Country Checkup, and the first commercial-free version of Ottawa Morning. 

Toby was an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Ottawa and editor-in-chief of Canadian Government Executive magazine for five years. 

He is bilingual in English and French.