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Josh Hjartarson

Partner, Management Consulting

KPMG in Canada

Josh Hjartarson is a Partner in KPMG’s Public Sector practice. In 2014, Josh founded the Commissioning Academy, an executive education program for public sector executives on new service delivery models, outcomes focused service delivery design, and program evaluation. More than 170 individuals have graduated from this program. Emerging as one of Canada’s foremost thought leaders in public sector renewal, evidence-based decision making, and leading practice in public service delivery models, Josh has helped his government clients transform their operating models in human services, design new client-centered service delivery models, form renewed and mutually beneficial partnerships with the private and non-profit sectors, and build capacity for evidence-based decision making.

Areas of expertise

Government reform Government transformation Healthcare transformation Public Policy and Regulatory Change Strategy Transformation
Josh Hjartarson

Education and qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy; Political Science, University of Toronto (Graduated in 2005).

  • Master of Arts; Political Science, University of Toronto (1996)

  • Bachelor of Arts; Political Science, University of Alberta (1995)


  • Senior Fellow, Service Delivery Modernization and Commissioning, Institute of Public Administration of Canada

  • Board of Directors, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

  • Ontario Economic Summit Advisory Council

  • Senior Fellow, Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, University of Toronto

  • Minister of Community and Social Services Advisory Council (2014)

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