November 06, 2009 08:18 ET

Deloitte: To Whom Much Is Asked, Much Must Be Acknowledged In Return

2nd annual IPAC Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards recognizes bold, innovative projects

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2009) - Participants at the second annual IPAC public sector leadership conference in Toronto took a break yesterday evening to honour the winners of the 2009 IPAC Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards. Coast-to- coast, this year's winners demonstrate a range of achievements that, individually and collectively, reinforce the benefits of public sector leadership to all Canadians.

"These awards help foster a culture of innovation and support the inspirational work of public servants across the country," said Paul Macmillan, Deloitte's national Public Sector practice leader. "Canadians deserve to know just how hard and well their public servants work for them and the public servants deserve an opportunity to showcase the fruit of their labour," he added.

The leaders of public sector organizations are one of Canada's most important assets. Recognizing and building the cadre of public sector leaders is a critical ingredient in the success of our country and our communities. This national awards program encourages and acknowledges outstanding leadership within federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, as well as in health care, educational and not-for-profit organizations across the country.

"We have only scratched the surface in terms of recognizing the work being done within the public sector, said Gabriel Sekaly, Chief Executive Officer of IPAC. "With every passing year, we are more and more excited about the leadership and innovation that we're seeing. It couldn't be a better time to be a proud Canadian," concluded Sekaly.

2009 IPAC Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, by category and prize

Category /
Prize Gold Silver Bronze
Department of Ontario Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Health and Long- Ministere de l'Emploi
International Trade et de la Solidarite
Federal / - Term Care - Leading sociale du Quebec -
Provincial Response to the the Transformation Pacte pour l'emploi
2007 Passport Surge in Stewardship
in Demand
Vancouver Police City of Edmonton -
City of Toronto - Department, City of Leading Change :
Municipal Streets to Home Vancouver - Neighbourhood
Reclaiming the revitalization
of Shame
Michener Institute
Applied Health
Simon Fraser Sciences - Ryerson University -
Education University - Coming Innovation Strategy: Leadership for
Down from the Transforming Student Success
Mountain Education in the
Applied Health
Hospital for Sick Provincial Health
Children - The Services Authority Saint Elizabeth
Health Canadian Pediatric (British Columbia) - Health Care -
Surgical Wait Times imPROVE: PHSA's Partners for
Project Program Focusing on Aboriginal Health
Patients and
Empowering Staff
La Societe Children's Treatment Canadian Partnership
de velo en Network, Simcoe Against Cancer -
Not-for-profit libre-service, York - From Vision Cancer View Canada:
Ville de to Reality the CPAC Partnership
Montreal - BIXI Portal

About the Public Sector Leadership Awards

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 partnerships. Selection criteria focus on projects where leadership has enabled major organizational transformation and outstanding performance. For more information about the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, including a list of the advisory committee and finalists, please visit:

About 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. Anchored by our regional groups, 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.

About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,700 people in 57 offices. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. Deloitte & Touche LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, 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 and its member firms.

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