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 Award for Policy Excellence


Do you work with someone who is a master of the art of providing insightful and helpful policy advice? Delivering sound and helpful policy advice is a difficult task, requiring a high degree of skill and a lot of hard work to balance evidence, stakeholder concerns, feasibility and numerous other factors. Show your appreciation for these diligent professionals.

For public servants with more than five years of experience who have demonstrated excellence in policy​

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must recognize an individual and not a team.

  • Must be currently employed by the public service (e.g. Federal, Provincial, Municipal government, or related agencies, boards, and commissions).

  • Must work for a public sector organization based in the province of Alberta.

  • Must have at least five years (continuous or not) years of public service experience.

  • Open to any role regardless of level of responsibility or level within organization.

  • Nominees and nominators may not be members of the Board of Directors of IPAC National, nor members of the Board of Directors of IPAC Edmonton or IPAC Calgary Regional Groups.

  • Nominees and nominators may not be members of the IPAC Edmonton Awards Committee.


2022   Winner coming soon!

2021   Carol Forster, Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification

2020   Barbara L Smith, Government of Alberta, Health

2019   Bonnie Chan, Government of Alberta, Status of Women

2018   Ian Howatt, City of Edmonton

2017   Esther de Vos, Capital Region Housing Corporation



Nominations are now open. 

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