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IPAC Public Sector Excellence Awards

About the Award

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.

How it works

To ensure high quality submissions and adequate representation from across the country, IPAC will collect the submissions from our provincial, territorial and federal partners’ regional award programs. There will be no direct nomination process through IPAC. 
IPAC will undertake an adjudication process and select the Bronze, Silver & Gold winners. Recipients will be announced at IPAC’s annual Leadership Conference in February in Toronto.

Award Criteria

How did the initiative:
- demonstrate resilience, dedication and willingness to take risk? 
- take courage to step into new territory?
- anticipate future trends and events and work with others to develop strategies to meet future challenges?
How did the team/project seek creative solutions, improve systems or processes, challenge the status quo? 

To what extent does the initiative have a fundamental impact on the work being done or the client service provided? How significant was the impact? How important was the problem that the project or initiative addressed?

Was collaboration required within the organization and/or between organizations for the achievement of the objective? How did the team foster an environment where new ideas are welcome? Were relationships built to support actions and contribute to program/policy advancement at the overall departmental and government-wide level?