Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Canada's Policy Advisory System (TRN5-E39)

Product code: TRN5-E39

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May 30, 2024


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels; open to the general public



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Policy advice is essential to an informed and effective public service. Yet the advisory process has become increasingly complex, as a wave of new perspectives now come into play from think tanks, external consultants, international agencies, and other sources.

This event will explore how Canada’s policy advisory system is structured, changes to how it functions, and how Canada’s experience compares to those of other countries that also use the Westminster parliamentary system.

Participants will gain insights on key trends, modern perspectives, and future directions that can help them to better navigate Canada’s policy advisory system.



  • Jonathan Craft, Visiting Scholar, Canada School of Public Service, and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto


  • Caroline Pitfield, Executive Faculty Member, Canada School of Public Service


Date modified: 2023-03-20