The IPAC Public Sector Excellence Awards program recognizes organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership by taking bold steps to improve public services, support government priorities or have had a significant impact on public policy and improving Canada through advancements in public administration and management.
Award recipients were announced during IPAC' s Annual Leadership Conference last month in Toronto.
Please see below organizational highlights from the Bronze, Silver & Gold winner
Bronze - the City of Vancouver, Short-Term Rental Team
In response to Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis, Short-term Rental (STR) regulations were launched on April 2018 – one of the first of its kind in Canada. The combination of the City’s landmark agreement with Airbnb, a fully automated licensing solution and a data-driven approach have allowed the City of Vancouver to achieve one of the highest licensing compliance rates for short-terms rentals in North America, at around 75%. Congratulations to the team!
Silver - Government of Saskatchewan – Valley View Transition Team
Following the 2012 announcement to close Valley View Centre, a care facility for people with intellectual disability, the team was tasked to oversee the transition of 207 residents to their new homes. Instead of a government-directed process, the Valley View team worked with stakeholders, residents, and families to co-create and co-design these homes and accompanying support programs. Congratulations to the team!
The team was, unfortunately, unable to join us at the Award Ceremony.
Gold - Government of Manitoba – Certificate of Indigenous Relations
This certificate program was designed to build departmental capacity in respectful engagement processes with Indigenous peoples and communities. The program continues to support the development of contacts and connections with Indigenous leaders, elders, educators and community members and has resulted in improved program and service delivery.