Initiating Service Excellence practices in the Canadian Federal Government

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Sent an email to Mr Kent Hehr regarding an ever increasing number of government bodies applying continuous improvement principles to achieve excellence in governance:

In Canada, Saskatchewan has made tremendous progress at the provincial level, however there seems to be a lack at the federal level.  US examples (below) are more plentiful.

If it is driven from leadership by those already in the government, no consultants or hiring is needed.  The most effective route would be for the Prime Minister to lead, similar to how Saskatchewan has made so much progress from having a Premier lead.  In lieu of this, perhaps we can make an impact through your office.

Perhaps providing a few examples of how higher levels of constituency service are being provided at lower costs would be of interest:

Attached is the United States Environment Protection Agency report which you may find insightful.  Let me know if you want to get in contact with anyone there.


Provincial Government, Saskatchewan

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New Zealand, Rotorua District Council


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City of Melbourne, Australia

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The US is more forward thinking in several locations:

Washington State - driving the operations of state government through lean thinking

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Lean in Washington | Results Washington

Our approach. Results Washington calls on state agencies to apply Lean thinking and tools, report regularly on their progress on the Governor’s five goals and be ...


State of Iowa

Lean Resources | Iowa Department of Management

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Lean in Government: The State of Iowa Lean Enterprise Institute 1 Lean Thinking in Government: The State of Iowa Government agencies throughout Iowa are applying the kaizen event methodology and


State of Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Continuous Improvement / Minnesota ...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Lean Practices @ EPA | US EPA

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Lean Government - Wikipedia

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