February 14, 2012 06:00 ET

Fourth Annual IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards Recognize Innovation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2012) - Public sector innovators were celebrated at the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards. From various regions of Canada, this year's winners and finalists impressed the judges with their tenacious pursuit of better outcomes for Canadians.

"The winners demonstrated clear leadership, which really is about the courage to try new approaches, the initiative to see big projects through to conclusion, and the ability to collaborate to make the most of limited or existing resources," said Kathy Parker, Associate Partner with Deloitte.

The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards program recognizes organizations that have shown excellence in leadership within the public sector in Canada. The awards showcase projects and initiatives undertaken by organizations or agencies where leadership played a key role in making it possible for major organizational transformation and outstanding performance to occur.

"In today's environment, Canada's public sector understands the need for organizational transformations that go beyond traditional programs and services. Their ability and to deliver client-centered services is built upon their unbounded commitment to uphold the public trust. We are indeed fortunate to have such fantastic public servants, and today we are thrilled to be recognizing examples of such leadership within Canada's public service", declared Maria David-Evans, IPAC's National President.

Below is a list of winners of the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards, by category and prize.

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Ontario Ministry of Health and
Long-Term Care -
A Communications Solution to a Wait Times Problem
British Columbia: Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government - BC Open Government Transformation Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Architecture Renewal
Municipal Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba - A Community on the Right Track City of London - Our Service Based Approach City of Lethbridge - Community Partnering - Collaborating for Results
Education Community Outreach Office, Student and Community Engagement Division, Centennial College - Youth and Community Engagement Relationship Model École nationale d'administration publique - Cercle des jeunes leaders de l'administration publique Cégep de Sherbrooke, Maison régionale de l'industrie, Commission scolaire de la région de Sherbrooke - PRIMOM Regional Partnership Program
Health Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services - Extended Care Paramedic Program Peel Public Health - A Strategic Direction for Peel Public Health: Evidence-Informed Decision Making Providence Health Care - Partners in Care: Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE)
Not-for-profit Canadian Red Cross, Nova Scotia - HELP Federation of Canadian Municipalities - First Nations-Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP)

About the IPAC/Deloitte 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 8,000 people in 56 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/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 Limited.

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