Save the date: CAPPA 2023 Annual Conference – June 21-23

The 11th Annual CAPPA Conference

Theme: Standing up to the Wave


June 21-23, 2023

(Come for CAPPA, stay for ICPP6!)


Hosted by the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), York University

Call for Proposals coming soon

As public services across Canada and the globe attempt to address the long wave of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on their polities, they face critical challenges and unique opportunities to change how public administrations think, shape and deliver many of their core services both internally and externally.

Centering public sector values as the animating force, our 2023 conference challenges us to interrogate anew how ethics, accountability and transparency remain critical to public administrations that are facing unique and evolving pressures.

The annual Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) conference brings together scholars, practitioners, and graduate students of public administration, public policy, and public management to consider new developments affecting teaching, research, and practice.  Our 2023 conference theme of ‘Standing up to the Wave’ highlights key issues and opportunities facing the study, teaching, and practice of public administration, with a mix of individual researcher presentations, panels, and plenary sessions addressing relevant topics, including:

  • Public Service values in increasingly complex, digital and remote work environments;
  • The importance of equity, diversity and inclusivity to good public administration and policy;
  • Decolonization and reconciliation in public administration and public policy;
  • Teaching values in public administration and policy: new tools and diverse ways of knowing;
  • The current status and future of scholar-practitioner interactions;
  • Insert YOUR ideas here!

Conference Attendance:

The 2023 conference will be held in person at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

More details and the call for proposals will be posted in early 2023 on the CAPPA website and Twitter/LinkedIn.

If you have any questions, please contact either: