Canada's Public Sector Organizations Honoured by IPAC and Deloitte for Leadership and Vision

Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST

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February 22, 2013 - 06:00:00 AM

Canada's Public Sector Organizations Honoured by IPAC and Deloitte for
Leadership and Vision

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2013) - The spotlight shone brightly
on the public sector at the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards
Gala. Facing sustained resource challenges and increasingly complex demands,
the winning projects demonstrated excellence in leadership and commitment to
delivering high-quality services that improve the lives of Canadians. The
Award winners were celebrated Thursday night at the Park Hyatt in Toronto. 

"We're proud to honour the leadership and transformational achievements of
these organizations," said Charles Perron, Partner and Canadian public sector
leader, Deloitte. "Their exploratory thinking and curiosity demonstrates that
public sector leaders are prepared and willing to lead, driving fundamental
change that has led to impressive service improvements. Without question,
these organizations demonstrate that true excellence is alive and well in the
Canadian public sector."

"There was real passion, commitment and an overall can-do attitude with this
year's winners," remarked George Ross, Ontario Deputy Minister and IPAC
President. "These projects demonstrate originality and a real drive to find
efficiencies during a very challenging economic environment. These public
sector leaders are making a difference."

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

The 2012 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award winners included:

Buffalo Sage Wellness House/ Correctional Service of Canada

The Buffalo Sage Wellness House is a 16 bed facility for Aboriginal women.
It's the first of its kind in Canada, offering women serving federal
sentences, or on conditional release to the community, a place to call home.
The House strives to assist women offenders to safely return to society,
prepared to be productive members of their communities. Much of the success of
the House is attributed to the continuum of care offered in partnership with
Native Counselling Services of Alberta, Correctional Service of Canada and
many other partners in the community. 

Slave Lake Recovery - Assistant Deputy Minister Task Force/ Alberta Municipal

In response to the wildfires that swept through the Town of Slave Lake, the
Alberta government created an Assistant Deputy Ministers Task Force to oversee
recovery in the region. The Task Force worked with the local community to find
solutions and was open to exploring new ways to get things done quickly. For
example, the Task Force pushed to have interim housing provided directly by
the province, so that costs could be cut and facilities installed more
quickly. The Task Force's success is likely to change the way Alberta will
respond to future large-scale disasters. 

The Secretariat in Support of Commission on the Reform of Ontario Public
Service/ Ontario Ministry of Finance

The Government of Ontario asked CROPS, or the Drummond Commission, to advise
Ontario on opportunities for savings, investment and broad changes to programs
and services in order to eliminate the provincial deficit by 2017/18. This
report was the first of its kind in Canada in terms of scope and depth, and
supported by a strong and dynamic team. The Secretariat challenged
conventional thinking and helped to lead a series of recommendations that will
have long-lasting impacts right across the Ontario Public Service. 

Full list of 2012 award recipients by category: 

Category        Gold                Silver              Bronze              
Federal/        Buffalo Sage        The Secretariat in  Transformation of   
Provincial/     Wellness House/     Support of          Pensions            
Territorial     Correctional        Commission on the   Administration/     
                Service of Canada   Reform of Ontario   Public Works and    
                                    Public Service/     Government Services 
                                    Ontario Ministry of Canada              
Municipal       Kensington Prairie  LEAN Process for    No winner           
                Community Centre/   Development                             
                City of Surrey      Permitting/ City of                     
                                    Grand Prairie                           
Education       A New Budget Model/ Feeding McGill/     Une institution     
                University of       McGill University   Carboneurtre/ Cegep 
                Toronto                                 de Sherbrooke       
Health          Palliative and      Advance Care        An Interprofessional
                Therapeutic         Planning            Model of Care for   
                Harmonization:      Implementation/     Soft Tissue         
                Optimal Care,       British Columbia    Injuries/           
                Appropriate Care/   Ministry of Health  Worksafe New        
                Capital Health,                         Brunswick           
                Nova Scotia                                                 

For more information about the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards,
including a list of the advisory committee and all finalists, please visit:

About IPAC

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), is a dynamic
association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public
administration., 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. See

About Deloitte 

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit,
tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario
limited liability partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Deloitte s.e.n.c.r.l., a
Quebec limited liability partnership.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK
private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of
which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. 

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