Celebrating leadership in the public sector was the objective last evening where the winners of the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards were honoured. From various regions of the country, this year’s winners impressed the judges with a range of achievements that, individually and collectively, showcase public sector leadership for Canadians.

“Innovation is a requirement in today’s public sector environment,” said Paul Macmillan, Deloitte’s national Public Sector practice leader. “And this year we witnessed it through our nominees’ openness to new ideas and approaches, a willingness to learn from others and a commitment to implementing change. It was these qualities that helped their organizations innovate, understand what citizens were looking for and modify service delivery to address their needs.”

The leaders of public sector organizations are one of Canada’s most important assets. Recognizing and building the cadre of public sector leaders is a critical ingredient in the success of our country and our communities. This national awards program encourages and acknowledges outstanding leadership within federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels of government, as well as in health care, educational and not-for-profit organizations across the country.

“In today’s environment, Canadian public sector organizations recognize the need to go beyond their traditionally bureaucratic nature and focus on customer-service, innovation and productivity. That, of course, requires the example of leaders, such as those being recognized today,” said IPAC’s CEO, Michael Fenn.

2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, by category and prize

Category/Prize Gold Silver Bronze
Federal/
Provincial/
Territorial
Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario | Justice on Target Strategy Ministry of Citizens’ Services, Ministry of Environment, Climate Action Secretariat, GeoBC | Apps4Climate Action Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group, Ontario Ministry of Transportation | Windsor Gateway Initiatives
Municipal The Regional Municipality of Niagara | Protocol for Electronic Clinic Systems South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority | TransLink’s Olympic Story The Region of Peel | Human Services Transition and Integration Project
Education Northern Ontario School of Medicine | Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North Ryerson University | First Nations Public Administration and Governance Education Memorial University of Newfoundland | Technology in Education: Leading and Advancing Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and Learning Technologies
Health Jewish General Hospital and LaSalle Hospital | JGH-LaSalle Surgical Collaboration Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction | Vancouver Coastal Health Capital District Health Authority, Nova Scotia | My Leadership – Transformational Leadership Development
Not-for-profit Investor Education Fund | Leading Innovation in the Design and Delivery of Financial Literacy Programming Enterprise Saint John | The Benefits Blueprint – Energizing Sustainable Communities Environics Institute | Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study

About the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards
The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards program recognizes organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership by taking bold steps to improve Canada, through advancements in public policy and management. The award winners reflect the importance of innovation, strategic thinking, trust and team building, shared vision, and effective collaboration and partnerships. Selection criteria focus on projects where leadership has enabled major organizational transformation and outstanding performance. For more information about the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, including a list of the advisory committee and finalists, please visit: http://www.leadershipawards.ca/.

About IPAC
The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), founded in 1947, is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. Anchored by our regional groups, IPAC is a membership-based organization that creates knowledge networks and leads public administration research in Canada. Since the early 1990s, IPAC has been a major player in exporting successful Canadian public sector expertise around the world.

About Deloitte
Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,700 people in 58 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. Deloitte & Touche LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

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