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Corporate Profile

 

OUR EXPERTISE

 

 

PSD’s research services enhance organizational capacity through the sharing of best practices by our team of experts and network of global industry professionals. Within our research portfolio, we offer several resources to our clients, including: our Municipal Resource Centre (MRC), educational webinars, assistance with grant applications, and access to our monthly research publication. 

THE DIGEST 

Featuring articles, case studies and interviews, our monthly digital and quarterly print publication enhances the organizational capacity of the public sector with topics relevant to staff across all government levels and disciplines.
 

MUNICIPAL RESOURCE CENTER (MRC)

The Municipal Resource Centre (MRC) provides municipalities with a comprehensive digital database of policies, reporting templates and legislative requirements. Resources are categorized by province/territory/state and by department, allowing a simple navigation to find the resources that fit your specific needs.

 

WEBINARS 

PSD presents interactive and educational webinars on a wide range of topics pertinent to the public sector. Our webinar series provides a unique online forum for experts and innovators to share their best practices with leaders and policy practitioners around the world, equipping our audience with tools and techniques to address their most pressing challenges.
 

INFRASTRUCTURE DATABASE OF CANADA (IDC)

Discover best practices and efficiencies achieved by leading communities. This detailed database allows you to compare costs for specific infrastructure asset categories, asset lifecycles and funding requirements with your peers across Canada.

 

OPEN CITIES INDEX (OCI)

The Open Cities Index (OCI) was developed in partnership with the Open Data Exchange (ODX) in order to audit existing programs and allow participating organizations to compare their open data practices against those in their peer group. The OCI Virtual Round Table Series brings together Canada's open data leaders for quarterly discussions of open data challenges, solutions, and best practices.

 

GRANT APPLICATION SERVICES 

Our research team helps municipalities secure grant funding by providing an overview of past successful applications and ensuring alignment with program requirements.
 

APPLIED RESEARCH

PSD conducts ongoing research based on the strategic priorities of our clients, members, and project partners. With our team of policy analysts, researchers and communications specialists, PSD develops and delivers applied research projects oriented for public sector decision-makers. PSD has published applied research papers on asset management, accounting standards, leadership in the public sector and strategic planning.