Collaboration between the New Frontiers School Board and Habitat for Humanity has lead to the construction of new homes in Ormstown.
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On September 14th, The Institute of Public Administration of Quebec (IAPQ) unveiled the names of the finalists of the 2017 Québec Public Administration Awards of Excellence to include the New Frontiers School Board for their Habitat for Humanity collaboration.
NFSB was one of three organizations nominated in the category of Education Awards along with CÉGEP Limoilou for developing a tool to combat early school attrition and the School Board of Patriots for the digital strategy of l'Arpège school.
Twenty teams distinguished themselves in the different categories of achievement awards: Municipal, Education, Public Service, Human Resources Management, Digital Initiatives, International Outreach, and Health and Social Services. Each of these nominations recognizes an outstanding achievement. Innovation and the potential for application in other organizations are also among the selection criteria.
President of the Institute, Mrs. Christiane Barbe, gave the following address: "The Awards of Excellence allow us to discover innovative projects in each category. One phrase, however, relates to all of these achievements and it is "know-how." We are very fortunate as a community to be able to count on the expertise and the competence of the staff in public administration. The Awards of Excellence allow us to highlight and showcase the good work being done in public administration throughout Quebec. These projects are a source of inspiration for all government staff and we should be proud. I am pleased, as President of the Institute, to carry out the mission of IAPQ and their innovative ideas and encourage people to take inspiration from them."
The Institute of Public Administration of Quebec is a non-profit organization and one of the 19 regional affiliations within the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Its mission is to promote excellence in public administration in Quebec, encourage best practices, and recognize the work of those who have achieved high standards in this field. The final Awards of Excellence ceremony will be held on November 2nd at the Quebec City Convention Center where the unveiling of the winners will take place. To find out more about the Awards of Excellence and the Institute, visit: www.iapq.qc.ca.