Launching Fall 2024 - Markham Campus
The ongoing public health and economic crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic highlights that municipal (local and regional) governments, related boards and agencies, and non-profit organizations are at the forefront of not only service delivery but also responsiveness to community needs and accountability. The addition of the Municipal Government field to the MPPAL program will make the program more relevant to municipal employees. This course equips students with a thorough understanding of local and regional government in Canada, along with the research skills to critically investigate and evaluate municipal government policy, process, and management.
Public Management and Finance
Law, Administration, and Ethics
Public Policy and Analysis
MPPAL Research @ York
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As an incoming MPPAL student, I am passionate about positively impacting society and am excited to learn new ways to analyze complex policy issues and develop effective solutions. I am looking forward to exploring the intricacies of policy-making and gaining a deeper understanding of how policies are created, implemented, and evaluated in the Topics in Public Policy course, with a focus on local and municipal governance, in person at the Markham Campus. Not only will I have the opportunity to learn from experienced policy experts but also from professionals in the Municipal sector. Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in public service, advocacy, or research, I think this program is critical to all policymakers.
— Zincia Francis
Incoming MPPAL student
Municipalities of the Future Symposium
Municipalities are at the forefront of service delivery to meet the diverse and ever-changing community needs in the face of fast-paced economic and social changes, as well as technological and environmental disruptions. Our annual Municipalities of the Future Symposium was created to provide a forum for professionals in the sector to discuss these challenges and innovative solutions and to build cross-sector partnerships. Non-profit, community, academic, and private sector organizations have been active participants in this event, and our symposium serves as a model of stakeholder engagement for finding interdisciplinary solutions to complex policy and managerial problems, and for advancing diverse communities with equity.
The Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration and Law at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.