Canadian Public Sector Excellence Fair 2015


Join us at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on November 17th, 2015

                                Welcome to the Home page for CPSEN’s 2015 Canadian Public Sector Excellence Fair.                                                                      

The Canadian Public Sector Excellence Fair is the new name for our annual event held previously under the name Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair.

La foire de l’excellence dans le secteur public du Canada est la nouvelle appellation de notre événement annuel tenu précédemment sous le nom de Foire de la qualité dans le secteur public, à Ottawa. 

We hope you will join us for this the 9th annual Fair and spend the day learning and networking. Watch our brief <VIDEO> with images from our 2014 Fair.

Our Theme for 2015

“Public Sector Transformation and the Journey to Excellence.” Visit our Introduction page for additional information.  

Register Now – only a few days left to benefit from our 2015 Fair – a real learning experience!

Our registration process is open – accessible on our website Home Page and from our Registration – 2015 page that you will find in the drop-down menu above. That page will provide answer all the questions you may have regarding Registration. Also, be sure to form a Group of at least 5 persons – with a saving of $180.00 per person. 

Program for 2015 

For Program details, visit the Program page on our 2015 Fair menu. We have introduced some new features at this year’s event that will greatly increase the experience of those attending. Among other changes is the introduction of a Talk Show – a significant improvement over previous Panel discussions.

We hope you will be able to register for our event so that you can witness the presentation of our joint CPEN-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award for 2015 will be presented to Wayne Wouters, until recently the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet.

Important Note: We have some first class Keynotes and Talk Show participants who will have wisdom to share with us all. We fully expect that the change of government November 4th will raise some questions in the minds of our federal public sector personnel that could well be answered at this year’s Fair.

Additions to the 2015 Programme include: 
Karen Ellis, Associate DM, Veterans Affairs Canada
Dr. Theresa Tam, DG, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Agency of Canada
Christopher MacLennan – ADM, Policy and Innovation at PCO
Nancy Chahwan – Assistant Secretary, Government Operations at TBS
Catherine Macquarie – Vice President at Canada School of Public Service
Wayne Wouters – Former Clerk of the Privy Council & Cabinet Secretary

CPSEN-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement 2015 Award

The Annual Award for 2015 was presented to Wayne Wouters, PC., former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet. An impromptu video was made of our Winner’s speech. Please click here to go to the Vimeo site and enter the password “CPSEN-984” to see the video.


Among other subjects, it is anticipated that Blueprint 2020 will be the subject raised from time to time during our event. The Blueprint 2020 Interim Progress Report can be viewed by following this link.

Our 2015 Program poster (that may be downloaded)