IPAC Awards in Public Administration Excellence

The IPAC Awards In Public Administration Excellence Are Awards Of Distinction Presented By IPAC at the 76th Annual Conference. These Categories Include:

  • Emerging Leader
  • Established Leader
  • Innovation
  • Distinguished Service in Mental Health Promotion

Awards given by IPAC recognize excellence in public service and public administration across Canada. The Administration Excellence awards are given to leaders across the Public Administration field.

Key Dates
Winner Announcement
Nomination Deadline
IPAC 2023 Annual Conference
MARCH 31st, 2023 AT 11:59 p.m. EDT
Emerging Leader

The IPAC Award for Emerging Leaders is awarded to promising new leaders in public administration who have served for five years or less in their profession, and whose work has made a significant impact to the public interest. These individuals should also reflect the ideals of public administration. They will have advanced confidence and trust in their respective field.

Established Leader

The IPAC Award for Established Leaders is awarded to leaders in public administration who have made substantive achievements over many years and whose work has made a significant impact to the public interest. These individuals should also reflect the ideals of public administration. They will have advanced confidence and trust in their respective field.

Innovation

The IPAC Award in Innovation recognizes an individual or organization that has produced an exceptional change or new way of doing things that addresses the public interest.

Distinguished Service in Mental Health Promotion

The IPAC Award for Distinguished Service in Mental Health Promotion recognizes an individual or organization with an outstanding record supporting individuals or a community with creative and sustained mental health programming.

Submission Process

All submissions for IPAC awards will use the same nomination form. Nominations must include a concise description of the nominee and/or the nominee's initiative that commenced and was implemented in 2022. Nominators should not be directly involved with the work of the nominee. Nominations should be no longer than 1000 words, approximately 5000-6000 characters. References are critical; each nomination must be accompanied by a minimum of two references from individuals who were not directly involved with the nominee’s work.

The nomination submission should address the following three criteria:

  • Meaningful results with extensive, documented impact
  • Effectiveness, efficiencies and/or cost savings
  • Scalability as a prototype for others to use

Additional consideration will be given to projects with regard to the following criteria:

  • Implications for good environmental stewardship
  • Equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Digitally grounded.

All nominees selected for the shortlist of their respective award must consent to their nomination for the award.

Awards granted to teams (e.g., Innovation Award) shall be granted to a maximum of ten members of the team.

Click here to access the nomination form
Juries & Commitees

Adjudication of IPAC Awards has a two-tier process. The nominations are screened by an awards committee that will develop a shortlist of the nominations. The shortlist is then submitted to the Awards Jury. The shortlisted nominees will be given an opportunity to present to the jury on their submission and answer any questions that the jury may have. The jury will then determine the winner for each category.

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To submit a nomination, fill this nomination form and submit it before the closing date.

Winner will be contacted before the Annual Conference in September

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