Building knowledge and networks across the public admin community since 1947

About us

  • The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) is Canada’s leading professional organization supporting excellence in the country’s public sector.

  • With 19 regional groups across the country, our members include public servants, academics and others interested in public administration.

  • IPAC Nova Scotia works closely with all levels of government to advance the objectives of IPAC and to promote quality public services and practices.

Goals & Mandate

Build knowledge and networks across the public administration community


Promote and celebrate excellence in the public sector


Support professional growth among public servants

In collaboration with our members and volunteers, we deliver on this mandate by organizing a series of public events throughout the year, ranging from guest speaker events, networking opportunities and socials, to awards that recognize individuals who have made and continue to make significant contributions in the field of public administration.

Membership benefits



Network with public sector professionals and senior leaders from all orders of government.



Preferred pricing and early access to events with guest speakers and experts in public administration.


Public Admin journal

Unlimited access to the Canadian Public Administration Journal as well as IPAC's research reports and case studies.


Training & Workshops

Reduced rates on IPAC books, publications, training and education offerings.


Grow your career

Keep up to date by acquiring new knowledge, and improving your skills through IPAC’s research, publications and professional development programs. You’ll also get early access to public sector job opportunities.


Share your expertise

Share your expertise and skills with your peers in Nova Scotia and Canada. Demonstrate your leadership abilities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


Partner discounts

Member rates and savings on insurance and other products as well as access to Perkopolis Discount Program.


Help strengthen the public service

Membership helps us strengthen the public administration community, recognize excellence and expand our activities in service of public servants.