What we do

The Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU) works with a broad range of partners to support departments in delivering on policies and programs that matter to Canadians. With a focus on results-driven approaches, the IIU is working hard to transform the way in which government works.

The team works with central agencies, departments and external organizations to:

  • Reduce barriers to innovation inside of government
  • Reframe problems and rethink how and where to find solutions through a co-design and co-creation approach
  • Leverage the benefits of impact measurement to support evidence-based decision-making
  • Through rigorous testing, deliver evidence on "what works"

Our efforts concentrate on the following:

  • Advocating for evidence-based decision-making
  • Focusing on how outcomes will be delivered
  • Promoting, enabling and delivering experimentation within government
  • Bringing outside innovation inside of government
  • Keeping Canadians’ perspectives at the center of our work

To learn more about the change we are working towards, visit our Theory of Change webpage.

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