Concours de cas

It is designed to highlight the excellence of Canadian public administration programs and students, and to provide a valuable learning experience for students. Canadian universities that have programs in public administration may compete.

The National Annual Public Administration Case Competition is a joint project of CAPPA and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). Canadian universities that have programs in public administration may compete. It is designed to highlight the excellence of Canadian public administration programs and students, and to provide a valuable learning experience for students.

2015 Case CompetitionParticipants are organized into teams and presented with a "real world" public administration case, with accompanying background material. They work together to develop the best solution over a day. Teams then deliver presentations for judges. Two rounds may be required, and universities with more than one team may have their own internal competitions to determine who will represent the university.

  • Some rules will vary from year to year, but typically the case presented one day before presentations to judges who represent key players in the context of the case (e.g. a cabinet committee). Teams will then go through the stages of case study review:
  • Problem identification
  • Research/Analysis of issues
  • Identification of risks, opportunities and complexities
  • Desired outcome and policy approach Issues of implementation and suggested course of action (including financial implications)
  • Issues of communication, collaboration and stakeholders and suggested courses of action

Teams then develop 30-minute presentations that are made to a panel of judges. An assessment rubric will be provided before work begins, and time limits are strictly enforced.

Quality of the presentations is always high. A list of winners is available on our Honour Roll page.

Concours passés et résultats

Concours de cas 2021

2021 Sponsors 2021 Case Study Competition The 2021 National Public Administration Case Competition was hosted by Carleton University and held virtually on February 10 & 20, 2021. The case centred around the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care in the…

Concours de cas 2020

2020 Sponsors: 2020 Case Study Competition The 2020 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Université Laval on February 21 & 22, 2020. The case centred around the issue of housing affordability for Canadians. 2020 Case: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: A NATIONAL…

Concours de cas 2019

2019 Sponsors: 2019 Case Study Competition The 2019 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy & Administration on February 22 & 23, 2019. The case centred around the management of the Yemeni refugee…

Concours de cas 2018

Getting to Implementation: The Politics of Pipelines Sponsors and Partners              This Year’s Case The 2018 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy on February 23 & 24, 2018. The case centred…

Concours de cas 2017

A National Political Football: The F-35 Jetfighter Procurement Program Sponsors: Ernst & Young, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Institute for Research on Public Policy, & CAPPA The 2017 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Ryerson University’s Department of Politics…

Concours de cas 2016

The Impending Grey Storm: Mobilizing to Address a Complex, Multi-Dimensional Policy Challenge Sponsors: KPMG, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Institute for Research on Public Policy, & CAPPA The 2016 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at the University of…