Peel Region Recognized by Canada’s Institute of Public Administration
Human Services Integration Takes National Award
BRAMPTON, ON (Mar. 10, 2011) – The Region of Peel Human Services department was recognized at Regional Council today by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). The department received a Bronze Award in the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards at the institute’s annual leadership conference in November.
IPAC is a national association of public servants, academics and others interested in public administration which leads public administration research in Canada and has exported successful Canadian public sector expertise around the world. Its mission is to promote excellence in public service. 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 department was recognized for its ongoing journey towards the implementation of an integrated Human Services delivery model and organization. The Region’s initiative was among 60 considered in the municipal leadership category and measured against challenging criteria:
- Bold – Did leadership demonstrate the courage to challenge conventional wisdom and set new course?
- Execution – How did the idea or policy go from the conceptual stage to the implementation/delivery stage and how did organizational leadership play a role in the successful execution/implementation?
- Impact – What are the benefits to the organization’s clients and to citizens of that jurisdiction in general from the project/program?
- Collaboration – Was collaborative leadership required within the organization and/or between organizations for the achievement of the objective?
- Innovation – Does the initiative demonstrate innovation within the public sector and how was organizational leadership integral to that innovation?
- Replicability – Can the project/program be replicated in other jurisdictions, areas of public sector endeavor, etc.?
- Result – What is the result of this initiative, what has it accomplished and is it measurable?
Human Services Commissioner Janet Menard credited the department’s staff for the achievement.
“I believe our work stood out because of the continuous contributions of our staff to our transition and integration activities over the last three years. It demonstrated our recognition that ‘leaders’ and ‘leadership’ come from all parts and every level of an organization,” Menard said, adding that the department had also been fortunate to have the support and understanding of colleagues throughout the organization.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca