IPAC Award for Innovative Management 2016

Every year, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) recognizes world-class innovators who are changing the face of public service in Canada. The IPAC Award for Innovative Management (sponsored by IBM), launched in 1990, distinguishes government organizations that have shown exceptional innovations that address the wide variety of issues facing society today.

Governments are facing challenges that are increasingly complex and often spread across ministerial mandates and jurisdictions. These issues affect citizens and stakeholders in both predictable and unintended ways. Although resources are increasingly limited, citizens still have expectations and assume that governments will work together to address them through new and creative approaches.

“It is vitally important to encourage and embrace bold innovations and collaboration in the public sector,” said Andrew Treusch, Commissioner and CEO of Canada Revenue Agency and IPAC President. “Having a showcase of the best of the public sector is something that Canadians should be proud of.”

The IPAC Award for Innovative Management Award aims to recognize and encourage innovation in all public organizations and across all orders of governments. Our program also provides an opportunity to share these good ideas with others. Past award recipients have developed new approaches to combat homelessness, tax fraud, climate change, declining manufacturing base, and improve opportunities for Aboriginal communities. This year we continue to encourage submissions that:

•     Transform public administration
•     Advance knowledge management systems and structures
•     Enhance the use and management of public funds
•     Improve transparency, accountability and responsiveness
•     Increase public participation

In an era of economic restraint, the timing, leveraging, and funding of these programs are more crucial than ever. We collectively demand new approaches to public services that are relevant, cost effective, efficient, transparent and are especially...… Innovative.

IPAC’s awards model has been replicated by public administration organizations around the world. Nominations are evaluated by a jury of eminent public servants, academics and business people.

IPAC has built a database of all entries to enable easy access to the wealth of ideas created by this award.