Dec 15

James Froh joins IPAC as Senior Executive in Residence, Indigenous Government Programs. 

James Froh joins IPAC as Senior Executive in Residence, Indigenous Government Programs. 

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is pleased to announce that James Froh has joined IPAC as Senior Executive in Residence, Indigenous Government Programs.

Mr. Froh comes to IPAC on a secondment from the Government of Saskatchewan.  James Froh will assist IPAC to be inclusive of Indigenous communities, administrators and academics, and to work with IPAC members on raising awareness and competency of public service employees at all levels of government about Indigenous peoples and communities, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Froh is Métis, born and raised in Saskatchewan. Over his career Froh has worked for Indigenous, church and government organizations in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Since 2001, he has worked with the public service in Saskatchewan in increasingly senior leadership positions. He has always focused on forging crucial relationships, demonstrating core values, and developing expertise in various aspects of public administration.  Froh has provided invaluable advice to many senior leaders; has championed collaborative, interest-based public engagement and policy development, and, most recently, continuous learning and the development of public service employees and leaders. 

“His entire career and recently as the Provincial Interlocutor for First Nations and Métis Relations, specifically his leadership role in relation to Truth and Reconciliation, make him an ideal choice as our Senior Executive in Residence for Indigenous Government Programs”, stated Robert Taylor, President and CEO of IPAC. 

Froh takes over leadership for Indigenous Government Programs from Catherine MacQuarrie who established the program and led a 2 year program of outreach, education and partnership development, that included IPAC’s successful “National Year of Dialogue for Reconciliation and Renewed Relationships”. Ms. MacQuarrie is returning to public service but will maintain her association with IPAC on various research projects related to Indigenous governance.

IPAC is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. Founded in 1947, it is a membership-based organization with 18 regional groups across Canada. IPAC creates effective knowledge networks, leads public administration research and is a major player in exporting successful Canadian public-sector expertise around the world. 

For more information contact Rae Cahill or Robert Taylor