What is IPAC

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), founded in 1947, is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and others interested in public administration. Rooted by its Regional Groups, it is a membership-based organization that creates effective knowledge networks and leads public administration research in Canada. Since the early 1990s, it has been a major player in exporting successful Canadian public sector expertise around the world.

IPAC's mission is "Dedicated to excellence in public service".

The Institute pursues its mission by:

Encouraging the highest standards of professional practice and service to the public;
  • Enhancing the understanding of the public sector;
  • Advocating the highest values and ideals of public service;
  • Expanding and exchanging knowledge about public administration;
  • Contributing to the resolution of key issues in public administration;
  • Promoting the education and professional development of public administrators.


In its mission to promote excellence in public service, IPAC strives to advance the theory and practice of public management and governance. It harnesses the ideas presented in its prestigious journal, magazine, books, case studies, conference events and awards to stir innovation and the creative exchange of ideas and best practices among public servants, academics and students of public administration.

IPAC determines its agenda in part through its biennial survey of deputy ministers at the federal and provincial levels, chief administrative officers of major municipalities as well as its regional groups.

IPAC is funded by its members and its projects. It has contribution and service agreements with the Government of Canada, and the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. IPAC is a registered charity.



It proudly fosters both official languages.


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