August 24, 2010 11:11 ET

New 'Network of Networks' to Improve Public Administration

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2010) -

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Public administration touches the lives of all Canadians, through the daily actions of their governments at the federal, provincial, territorial, aboriginal or municipal levels. Improving public policies and processes is a constant challenge in our increasingly interconnected world.

Today the Institute of Public Administration in Canada (IPAC) announced the creation of Public Service Without Borders, a virtual forum for the discussion and sharing of best practices in public administration. PSWB is envisioned as a 'network of networks' using the internet and other social media to create a virtual community of professionals involved in all aspects of public administration, in Canada and abroad.

"IPAC recognizes the need to facilitate the flow of ideas and best practices across all levels and areas of the public services" said Denise Amyot, IPAC's President, adding "PSWB will create links between knowledgeable individuals, as much as between institutions and levels of government, in an objective and non-partisan environment, to ensure that expertise, research, and best practices are shared widely." "PSWB is a very good example of how technology can maximize collaboration" added Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman of Open Text Corporation.

Public Service Without Borders is anchored by Members of IPAC's 17 regional chapters in Canada, some 4000 public servants; administrators, academics and others interested in public service, dedicated to constantly improving the policies and programs that benefit all citizens and deliver excellence in public service. All IPAC members will have unlimited access to PSWB.

For more details about Public Service Without Borders, please see IPAC's website.

Contact Information

  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada
    Carole Humphries
    Director of Membership and Marketing
    416-924-8787 Ext 234