From colonization to reconciliation: Increasing the collaborative capacity of public servants

Nathalie Lachance, Teresa Rose

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Abstract

In call to action 57, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls upon federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance the skills and knowledge of public servants. Leveraging collaboration theory and collaborative capacity, this article delves deeper into the skills, attitudes and knowledge required of public servants who regularly work with First Nations organizations and governments. Using findings from a health care collaboration between First Nations, federal and provincial governments in Alberta with 25 mid- to senior-level leaders, this participatory action research highlights the importance of member capacity to strong collaboration as Canada embarks on the journey from colonization to reconciliation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-659
Number of pages20
JournalCanadian Public Administration
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec. 2020

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