Jocelyne Bourgon Visiting Scholar Lecture: Stewardship and Capacity Building for Effective Canadian Policy Practice (TRN5-E40)

Product code: TRN5-E40

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June 20, 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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Setting effective public policy remains a core function of government but is an increasingly challenging process with new complexities, resource constraints, and turbulent governing environments. Globally, policy-makers and public services alike continue to grapple with how to build sustainable policy capacity and how to ensure their policy practices remain fit for purpose.

This event features Professor Jonathan Craft, who will examine how Canada has been approaching policy modernization and capacity building from a comparative perspective. In his role as the School’s Visiting Scholar, Professor Craft will share lessons learned from the Canadian experience and from other countries tackling similar challenges.

Participants will gain insights into the importance of moving towards a stewardship approach that institutionalizes policy renewal and capacity building into governance structures and the broader public service culture.


  • 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


  • Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service
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