What Others Are Saying About IPAC

IPAC is a meeting place for ideas, and for people with ideas.

- Joseph Galimberti, Executive Director (1976-2006)

IPAC is the leading Canadian organization concerned with the theory and practice of public management.

- Wendy Feldman, Director of Research

When a practitioner becomes a researcher into his own practice, he engages in a continuing process of self-education.

Donald A. Schön, The Reflective Practitioner, 1983

CEPMA will develop research and provide a forum for the exchange of best practices, networking and the development of innovative approaches to public management

-Centre of Excellence on Performance Management and Accountability

As a new professional, I find the networking opportunities that IPAC offers to be invaluable. Like many of my peers, I have found mentors who have guided me throughout my career in the public service. IPAC research was an important resource for me while I was completing my MPA at the University of Victoria and IPAC networks are a great resource for me now

Lesley Matthews - City of Vancouver

I needed a place to test my ideas about public sector management and gain new insights from others. IPAC provided me with access to the brightest minds in public policy and administration. Very few organizations can bring together the same caliber of thought leaders among public sector professionals and scholars from around the world. It is one of the best investments I ever made.

Laura Freeman - Deputy Minister, Office of Human Resources, Government of New Brunswick

I have been an active member of the Institute since I started working in public administration some 30 years ago. Through its high quality publications and conferences, IPAC has always presented me with and opportunity to step back and reflect on new ideas and directions conveyed by other public administrations and observers of the public sector. In other words, it has been a constant source of intellectual self-awareness

Louis Borgeat - Associate General Secretary, Legislation Executive Council Ministry, Government of Quebec

IPAC plays a crucial role in Canada's public administration community by catalyzing debate and exchange between and among practitioners, academics and students. My involvement with IPAC strengthens my research and teaching contributions by enabling me to engage with practitioners, students and other academics, to publish with the Institute, and to draw on the organization's solid base of research publications.

Monica Gattinger, PhD - Director, Certificates in Public Management and Governance, University of Ottawa

I have benefited greatly by being a member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Through this organization, I have access to leading edge research and leading events in public administration and have developed contacts from across the country. As public servants, we are increasingly judged on our ability to effectively deliver value. IPAC's programs provide the knowledge, insights and networks to help meet these expectations

Carol Layton - Deputy Minister, Public Infrastructure Renewal, Government of Ontario

IPAC has provided public servants with all levels of government the opportunity to me informally, establish relationships and when the need arises to get the multi-sectoral work done more effectively. I cannot overstress the importance of this kind of networking for success in today's public service. The IPAC awards, celebrating new and innovative activities in the public sector and recognizing outstanding public servants across the country, contribute to the body of knowledge by sharing innovations across the system. As Deputy Minister in the Government of Alberta, I have no only appreciated the opportunity IPAC has given me, to give back my life's calling as a public servant, but have found that the time I have invested to be valued and effective in meeting my goals

Maria David-Evans - Deputy Minister, Alberta Children's Services, Government of Alberta

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

IPAC-Best option for Professional Development

Dr. Audrey Doerr, Past Chair, Calgary Regional Group.

IPAC assisting all of us to take pride in our careers with the public service

Jackie Kleiner, Chair Calgary Regional Group

For a professional organization, IPAC is the perfect fit for me. It brings together individuals from my 3 careers - academics; public sector consultants; and public administrators. It allows me to network and reconnect with individuals from all three of these fields. I love it. How can I get more involved?

Susan Underhill, Service Integration Manager, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario

IPAC's leadership efforts to organize events like "Fit or Miss" are vital to awareness development, idea exchange and continuous improvement of the public administration programs offered by colleges and universities throughout Canada. IPAC provides a vital channel for educators, employers and students to share their ideas to enhance the state-of-the-art of public administration in this country. A+ IPAC!

KPMG’s Peter Heimler