Sustaining Canada’s prosperity depends on a strong public service that allows citizens and organizations to thrive in a highly competitive, interdependent global economy. As governments face unprecedented challenges, a high-performing public service becomes even more vital to domestic and global success.
From fiscal austerity and shifting demographics to new technologies and evolving expectations, the public sector operates in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing landscape that demands greater organizational agility and creativity. Political relationships and accountability pressures also have an impact on roles and responsibilities in the public service.
Over the past quarter century, Canada’s Public Policy Forum has established a strong reputation as a leader in public sector research and dialogue. Our work on the Public Service ranges from signature events celebrating public sector excellence to initiatives examining opportunities for building better government.
With a renewed strategic focus on public service and governance over the next three years, the Forum is undertaking a number of key projects under the umbrella of Public Service Next. In collaboration with various partners and stakeholders, we will explore changing dynamics in government and innovative strategies for shaping the public service of tomorrow. PS Next will examine a range of top-of-mind issues in the public sector, such as adapting to new technology, developing productivity measures, and redefining leadership competencies for the future.