|January 10, 2017
A nation-wide initiative bringing Canadian public administrators together with First Nation, Metis and Inuit government officials and leaders for shared learning is being launched this week by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).
The National Year of Dialogue for Reconciliation and Renewed Relationships is a series of national and regional events to create opportunities for colleagues to learn from one another, to talk about what a renewed relationship could mean, and to establish new networks and working relationships. Events will also contribute to the fulfillment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action for the education of public servants.
“As Canada celebrates its 150th year, this is a meaningful way to contribute to the unfinished business of Confederation – by acknowledging the progress being made, learning from the past, and helping to develop better future working relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments.” – David Morhart, President
“IPAC is pleased to be able to bring its unique strengths, commitment, pan-Canadian network of public administrators, and academic and private sector partners to support the development of improved relationships with Indigenous governments and organizations: relationships built on respect, cooperation and partnership.” – Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
IPAC is Canada’s leading network of municipal, provincial/territorial and federal public servants, academics, and other partners who care about public service excellence. A non-profit, strictly non-partisan organization, with 19 volunteer chapters located in every province and territory across the country, IPAC supports public administrators at all levels of government to do a better job at what they do – through training, conferences, scholarly research and the promotion of best practices and innovation through publications and prestigious awards.
More information about the National Year of Dialogue, including a list of coming events is available at:
Catherine MacQuarrie, Senior Executive in Residence
Indigenous Government Programs, IPAC