The IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group is pleased to invite you to a live webcast:
Engaging Indigenous Governments and Businesses is the Canadian Economy
Kelly Lendsay, President and CEO of Indigenous Works, asks “Why do First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities continue to be excluded from the mainstream economy?” Canada’s GDP could grow by $270 billion and social remedial costs reduced when Indigenous peoples attain the same levels of education and employment. The benefits to be gained on all sides are clear, yet there remains a great divide between Indigenous businesses and organizations and corporate Canada.
Indigenous Works has just completed baseline research that provides new insights into the current state of relationships between major Canadian businesses and Indigenous peoples. Kelly Lendsay will present the study’s findings, and discuss the role that all governments and others can play in bridging the divide and fostering beneficial partnerships.
Webcast moderated by: Christian Kittleson, Associate Partner – Ernst & Young – Victoria Practice Lead – Government & Public Sector Advisory
June 28, 2017
Second Floor Boardroom 210 at 2 Research Drive, University of Regina
IPAC Sask Annual General Meeting: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Webcast: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Networking and refreshments to follow
Hors d’oeurves will be served. Cash bar.
$10 non-member, free for members. Pay at door (cash only). Registration required by June 26, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the IPAC Saskatchewan Regional Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place just prior to the webcast at 3:30 pm. Non-members are welcome to attend the AGM but cannot vote. The webcast will begin promptly at 4:00 pm.
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:
Congratulations once again to Chief Clive Weighill of the Saskatoon Police Service who was honoured on September 20th at Government House in Regina with the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
Chief Weighill’s Citation:
Clive Weighill has served as a police officer in Saskatchewan for over 40 years. During his time with the Regina Police Service he worked in many areas, and during 10 years as Deputy Chief, he was part of a leadership team that provided effective and progressive policing to the City of Regina. He became Chief of Police in Saskatoon in 2006. Under his leadership, Saskatoon recorded a 29% decrease in the total crime rate between 2007 and 2012, and a further 6% decrease from 2012 to 2013. Chief Weighill was instrumental in the development of a state of the art police station, which was opened in 2014.
Chief Weighill has been an active member of the Saskatchewan, Canadian, and International Associations of Chiefs of Police, and in 2014, he was elected President of the Canadian Association. He has a long-standing involvement in police information and intelligence, serving in leadership positions both provincially and nationally. He was Chair of the Canadian Intelligence Service Saskatchewan and Co-Chair of the National Police Information Services Advisory Board. He chaired the Business Requirements Sub-Committee, which developed the business requirements for the 134-million-dollar modernization of the Canadian Police Information Centre (known as CPIC), on which all police agencies rely for accurate and timely information.
Chief Weighill has lectured across Canada at community, professional, and academic meetings, and has appeared before Parliamentary Committees on policing issues. In 2013, he was selected to participate in a police delegation to Afghanistan and Israel.
Chief Weighill would merit consideration for this Award on the basis of all of the achievements and contributions I have just detailed, but, even more impressive is his record in transforming the Saskatoon Police Service. At the time of his appointment as Chief in 2006, two previous Chiefs had been dismissed by the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners, and the Service faced allegations of police misconduct, some of which resulted in public discipline proceedings.
There was both internal discord and loss of trust from the community. Immediately upon his appointment, Chief Weighill took steps to restore public confidence in the Service and to raise internal morale. While acknowledging the challenges, he was careful not to criticize his predecessors, taking every opportunity to provide them with credit for a foundation on which he would build.
Chief Weighill’s leadership restored public confidence, and his open and honest manner gained the respect of his colleagues and subordinates. During his tenure, the Police Service underwent a remarkable transformation from a demoralized organization to one with high morale, despite the inherent stresses of police work.
Chief Weighill’s exemplary public service has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Police Exemplary Service Medal and Bar, the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and he is one of only a handful of serving police officers in Canada to hold the Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.
Other award recipients included:
Promising New Professional Award in Public Administration – John Bird
IPAC Doug Stevens Public Policy Graduate Student Scholarship – Moses Gordon
IPAC Academic Award – Julia Rudzitis and Troy Julé.