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Mark your calendars for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) annual 2021 National Conference, August 23-24! IPAC 2021 will take place virtually from Ottawa-Gatineau.



This event, IPAC's 73rd annual conference, will bring together officials from all orders of government, academics and students, community leaders, and private sector professionals from across the country eager to share promising practices, learn new knowledge, and network virtually.


This conference is formally situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg Peoples. With participants joining virtually from coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples who call this land home. 

Announcing new SPEAKER 

The Conference Keynote will be given by former Governor General the Right Honourable David Johnston. Exploring the role of trust in society, and why trust in our public institutions is needed more than ever, Trust in Government: Tête-à-tête with the Rt. Hon. David Johnston is a don’t miss session.

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Please join me at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) 2021 National Conference!


The National Capital Region (NCR) Group of IPAC is honoured to be virtually hosting IPAC’s 73rd annual National Conference on August 23-24, 2021.


This annual conference is IPAC’s signature event of the year, attracting some 500+ delegates from across Canada and beyond.  Our 2021 theme – SHAPING FUTURES: A Public Service Positioned to Strengthen Canada’s Recovery – reflects the important role of public administration in building better futures particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Together we will create opportunities to share our experiences, knowledge and ideas for shaping futures with four sub-themes:


  • Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis;

  • Governance Policy-Making;

  • Technology and Service Delivery; and

  • An Inclusive and Enabling Workforce.


I hope to welcome you to an event filled with animated discussion, active learning, spirited speakers, and interactive networking.


As Honourary Co-Chair of IPAC 2021, I am particularly excited about engaging with you on these important topics, discussing how we can collectively make an impact on shaping Canada’s future, and to getting to hear from you—all while enjoying a very exciting conference!


I am a proud Algonquin on whose ancestral lands our conference will be hosted from and so I say - Welcome, Bienvenue, Pijashig!


I look forward to meeting you virtually in August for the IPAC 2021 National Conference.


Thank you. Migwetch.

Gina Wilson


Honorary Co-Chair, IPAC 2021

Deputy Minister, Diversity and Inclusion and Youth