The public sector needs skilled leaders now more than ever. Join the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) for our annual Leadership Summit to connect and learn from national public sector experts and leaders. The annual leadership summit will help you learn new skills, understand emerging trends within the public sector and allow you to connect with public servants from across Canada.

Times are changing rapidly and public sector leaders and organizations must be prepared and equipped to navigate through an uncertain future. Join us virtually from March 8th - 10th, 2021 and prepare yourself for your next challenge!



Opening Remarks

12:00 pm

12:05 pm

12:50 pm


1:00 pm

1:45 pm


Keynote 2.2  |  Georgina Black, Deloitte

2:00 pm

Closing Remarks

2:45 pm



12:00 pm

Opening Remarks

12:15 pm


1:00 pm

1:15 pm

2:00 pm


2:15 pm


3:00 pm

Keynote 3.1  |  "Can you Hear Me Now? How I Found My Voice and Learned to Live with Passion and Purpose", Celina Caesar-Chavannes

3:15 pm

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks



Jason Ducharme,

Partner, MNP

Nosa Ero-Brown,

Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario's Anti-Racism Directorate

Nouman Ashraf,

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behavior Area, Rotman School of Management

Daniele Zanotti,

CEO & President, United Way Greater Toronto

Caterina Dattilo-Caron,

Director for Leadership & Culture team, CMHC

Camille Quenneville,

CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

Amanda Bernardo,

Manager of the Enterprise Transformation Strategy and Engagement Team, Shared Services Canada

Aalya Dhanani Essa,

Policy Advisor, Transport Canada

Mitchell Davidson,

Executive Director, StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy

Siri Agrell,

Leadership Strategist

Jennifer Ditchburn,

Editor-in-Chief, Policy Options

John Roberts,

Chief Privacy Officer and Archivist of Ontario, acting CISO, Ministry of Government and Consumer Service

Alex Anglin,

Principal Client Advisor, Cybersecurity, SAS

David McLaughlin,

Clerk of Executive Council, Deputy Minister to the Premier, Secretary of Cabinet and Head of Manitoba’s Public Service

Ray Gilmour,

Executive Council, Deputy Minister and Secretary to Cabinet

Janice Baker,

FCPA, FCA ICD.D, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel

Dr. Malinda S. Smith,

Inaugural Vice Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), professor of political science, University of Calgary

Brian Hutchings,

Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brantford

Michele Catalano,

Psychotherapist, Private Practice, Manitoba 

Brian Fior,

Chief Talent Officer, Associate Deputy Minister Centre for People, Culture and Talent, Treasury Board Secretariat, OPS

Karim El Bardeesy,

Co-Founder and current Executive Director of the Ryerson Leadership Lab, Ryerson University

Loleen Berdahl,

Executive Director, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policyand Professor of Political Studies, U of Sask. 

Tyler Cox,

CMO, Manager, Legislative Services, City of Ottawa, Director, Corporate Secretariat at IPAC-NCR

Maud Laporte-Roy,

Treasury Board

Our Co-Chairs

Khrystyna Lazar,

Policy Analyst, Courts Division, Manitoba Justice

Esther Lee,

Economic Analyst, Research, Information, and Analysis, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training


  • Please note that participants with active IPAC memberships register to this event at a discounted rate.
  • Non-members can opt for the bundle rate to register for the event & renew/purchase an IPAC membership at a discounted rate.

                  • Regular IPAC yearly membership: $155

                  • Bundle rate: event registration ($299) + discounted IPAC membership ($99) = $398

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