2015

Open Government in Transition: A Case Study of the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table

Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information. The Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table was a multi-stakeholder, collaborative body that undertook to develop a pan-Canadian strategy to align the stakeholder community around a shared vision of its future. This case study documents the evolution and successes of this ambitious and innovative experiment in collaborative planning.

2014

A Case Study of Ontario’s Condominium Act Review

Ontario’s Ministry of Consumer Services engaged Don Lenihan to design and lead an innovative, 18-month public deliberation process to renew the Condominium Act. This study explains the process and the lessons learned along the way.

2012

Healing Through Collaboration: A Case Study of the Nunavut Poverty Reduction Process

This study by Don Lenihan looks at the Government of Nunavut’s Poverty Reduction process, a remarkable, 18-month initiative that produced recommendations in eight key areas. Don serves as Principal Advisor to the government on the process.

2011

Collaborative Federalism: How Labour Mobility and Foreign Qualification Recognition are Changing Canada’s Intergovernmental Landscape

Those working in government today are the first generation of public servents with the responsibility of simultaneously addressing difficult, complicated and complex public problems.

2010

Building a Strategic Design Capacity for Co-Design

This paper was the final report on the Australian government’sCo-Design Community Engagement Prototype, a project designed by Don that involved Australia’s federal government, the State of Victoria, and nine communities in separate dialogue processes aimed at aligning services.