Council for Excellence in Canadian Crown Corporations
Today’s Crown corporation leaders understand that their operating context is changing. To meet these evolving needs, The Conference Board of Canada has developed a new initiative to promote best practices and to foster high performance and good governance.
Why Crown Corporations?
All Crown corporations face the highest expectations for their operations. Whether operating in a commercial or quasi-commercial realm, organizations in this sector have the added duty and responsibility to serve the public and report to a government.
Crown corporations have three equally important constituencies who assess their performance: political authorities, the public, and the market. They are subject to shifting expectations and political influences of the governmental single-shareholder. They must embody the best principles of public service. Finally, they also face market and commercial forces. The three constituencies can have differing, even competing, views on good performance.
About the Council
The Council has two main areas of focus: performance and governance.