The IPAC Manitoba Regional Group is a thriving community of public administrators from diverse sectors: municipal, provincial and federal governments; academic institutions; non-governmental organizations and other public sector entities. We strive for inclusivity and believe that better public policy emerges when everyone has a voice. To this end, we celebrate achievement through various awards for public administration, including our flagship, annual event associated with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration. As well, our Programs Committee plans robust events throughout the calendar year on a variety of topical issues. Our IPAC New Professional group also works closely with the National IPAC INCITE group and other partners to engage and develop new public servants. Finally, IPAC Manitoba works closely with our academic institutions and specifically with the Student Association for Masters in Public Administration (SAMPA).
Our Regional Group was honoured in 2017 with the National IPAC Regional Group Excellence Award, primarily for our work in promoting Truth and Reconciliation endeavors in the public sector in concert with IPAC’s National Year of Dialogue. Through the hard work of amazing volunteers and partners, IPAC Manitoba presented a series of collaborative events that led to important exchanges and real-world impacts among participants and organizations.
As a volunteer-driven group, we rely on the passion of members who give their time and expertise on the board and committees, and those who contribute in other ways to advance the discourse on and practice of public administration. Currently, our Regional Group is busily undertaking the planning to host the IPAC National Conference in August 2019. Join us in planning, or follow our progress on Twitter, Linked In and Facebook!
To learn more, see our governance document here.