Environics Institute launches new study on governance and the public service
The Environics Institute is partnering with the Ottawa-based Institute on Governance to conduct a landmark public opinion study on governance and the public sector in Canada.
Governments face unprecedented challenges in the early 21st century, stemming from global and domestic pressures. Elected officials are front and centre in taking ultimate responsibility for government policy, but behind the scenes is the public service that is responsible for making government run and for the implementation of policy and the delivery of services.
What do Canadians know and think of their country's public sector institutions, and the people who run them? Anecdotal evidence is helpful, but research is required to accurately reveal current public awareness, knowledge, perceptions, expectations and priorities of Canadians generally, as well as across important segments of the population (by region, demographics, engagement in public affairs). The research launches in May, with results to be publicly released this Fall.