Join us in Charlottetown, P.E.I. for IPAC's 69th Annual Conference!
August 20-23, 2017
Additionally, this conference will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience as well as further the dialogue on reconciliation and renewed relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit governments and organizations.
Conference participants will explore a number of sub-themes, including sustainability, policy innovation and leadership. Sustainability will be a key priority for all Canadians and their governments in the coming years. The conference will examine sustainability topics as they relate to the environment, energy, food and communities. Off-site tours will showcase Prince Edward Island’s progress in addressing these areas of interest.
In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the theme of the conference is “Strong Foundations, Sustainable Futures.”
Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada
Welcome from our Honourary Co-Chairs
We are pleased to invite you to the 69th National Annual IPAC Conference which will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from August 20th to the 23rd. Our theme this year, Strong Foundations – Sustainable Futures, is inspired by Canada’s 150th anniversary. The theme aims to open conversations about sustainability, leadership, and policy innovation, as well as their inherent relationships, in the context of Canada past, present and future. In keeping with IPAC’s 2017 National Year of Dialogue, the conference will also serve as a platform to share knowledge and experience about reconciliation and renewed relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit governments and organizations. Working through these themes, we will strive toward continuing excellence in the public service. We look forward to seeing you this summer and to welcoming you to the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island – come early and stay late to enjoy all that the island has to offer!
Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet / Deputy Minister
Policy & Priorities and Intergovernmental and Public Affairs
We've got an amazing lineup of sessions planned.
Chief Lisa Cooper
Program Director for Innoweave
Chair, Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth
Director, Economic and Corporate Initiatives, Government of BC
Executive Director for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
ISED Team TBC
Writer and consultant on the Social Age
Chief Public Health Officer
Government of PEI
Senator Murray Sinclair
Former Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Executive Director, Open Government and Innovation in Executive Council Office at the Government of New Brunswick
William D. Eggers
Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Government Insights
Policy Analyst, Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning / Department of Rural and Regional Development, Government of PEI
Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada
Lead, Behavioral Insights, Design and Policy Innovation, Privy Council Office
Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet, and Deputy Minister of Policy and Priorities
Partner, Government and Public Sector, EY
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Summerside, PEI
Member of Parliament, Alberta
Deputy Minister of Status of Women Canada
Associate Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities
National Chair of the Federal Youth Network/Chair of the Future Leaders of Ontario
Shauna Sullivan Curley
Chief Administrative Officer, City of Fredericton
Ethics and Integrity Commissioner for the Government of PEI
Education Development Officer, Government of PEI
Community Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, Western University
Dare to Lead
Dr. Heather Morrison
Director of Integrated Service Delivery, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet of the Innovation Hub at the Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
Manager of Policy, Planning, and FPT Relations
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Managing Director, The Institute for the Advancement of Public Policy Inc.
Founder and General Manager, Frontier Power Systems
Interim CEO, Startup Zone
ADM of Treasury Board and CIO, Government of New Brunswick
President & Chief of the Native Council of PEI
Award winning Broadcast Journalist
Assistant Director, Growth & Community Services, City of Fredericton
Hon. Michelle Rempel
Jordan’s Principle – 1st Child Service Coordinator, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Executive Director of Canada’s Smartest Kitchen
2017 Top 50 CEO
Partner and National Public Sector Leader at Deloitte LLP
Economist and author
Director, Policy Innovation Platform, Brookfield Foundation
William J. Montelpare
Scientific Lead for the PEI SPOR: Primary and Integrated Healthcare Innovation Network
Cultural Support Worker, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI Residential School Program
Partnership for Public Service
Prime Minister's Youth Council - Prince Edward Island Representative
Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Stratford
PEI Convention Centre
18 Queen Street
Where is it?
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Book your room at one of the other hotels with discounted conference rates
A preferential rate of $229 CDN (single/double room) has been reserved at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel for conference participants.
Be sure to state that you're with “IPAC – 2017” to receive our special group rate by July 24, 2017
(located within walking distance or a short ride to the Delta Prince Edward Hotel and Convention Centre)
Very limited availability at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. BOOK NOW!
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County of Dufferin
Nova Scotia Department Internal Services
File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
City of Surrey
Ville de Laval
Innovative Management Awards Finalists
County of Dufferin SharePoint Virtual Emergency Operations Centre
Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
Canada Revenue Agency
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