Governments are transforming the way they operate and interact with citizens. You are under significant pressure to deliver programs and services under increasing fiscal scrutiny and citizen expectations. Our team includes leading, innovative public sector consultants and professionals who bring extensive experience in Canada’s diverse economic, cultural, and social landscape.

We help with strategic planning, department plans, process improvement, program evaluation, core services reviews, organizational design, succession planning, and technology reviews, amongst other services.

Solutions for Your Success

  • Strategy and Planning

    As long-term planning and multi-year budgets become standard, our comprehensive approach is designed to create meaningful, realistic, and results-oriented strategic and operational plans for a stable and sustainable public sector.

  • Performance Improvement

    In an era of heightened accountability and fiscal restraint, optimizing people and processes has never been more important. Using a collaborative methodology and approach tailored to your organization, MNP gains understanding in each area of your organization to deliver strategies and recommendations that ensure you achieve the desired outcomes in the efficient and cost-effective manner citizens demand.

  • Organizations and People

    The workplace is rapidly changing, forcing your organization to adapt or fall behind. Embrace the new age of work with our help. Our team delivers leadership development strategies, succession training, talent and recruitment advice, and performance management expertise, all to help you prepare for the road ahead. 

  • Economics and Research

    Make the right decisions by being armed with the right data. Our economics and research team delivers critical studies and analysis to help guide your policy and decision-making process.


    • Performance

      June 10, 2024

      How can municipalities access and use federal funding for housing projects?

      How can your municipality access federal funding for housing projects? Explore program details and discover what solutions you can implement with these funds.

    • December 11, 2023

      Identifying and understanding bias in your organization

      Everyone has biases, but digging deeper to assess where they exist and how they impact your workplace can boost effectiveness and innovation.

    • August 30, 2023

      How recruitment and retention practices can shape your organization, for better or worse

      Embracing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace can make all the difference when hiring, and keeping, talented people.

    Contact our Public Sector Team

    Craig Kutarna Gates

    National Leader; Provincial Leader (SK) – Public Sector

    Craig Gates, MPA, is a Practice Leader with MNP’s Consulting team in Saskatchewan. Taking a collaborative approach, Craig delivers strong strategic support to executive teams and boards of directors in public companies, executive government, crown corporations, economic development agencies and Aboriginal organizations.

    An experienced consultant, Craig analyzes complex organizational challenges and opportunities and develops innovative strategies to help clients reach their goals. He has successfully led diverse projects involving strategic planning, business planning, operational reviews and planning, market research and intelligence, and performance effectiveness.

    Craig has almost 15 years of professional consulting experience with global, regional and local firms. He takes pride in helping organizations realize their potential while making a difference to stakeholders and the broader community. His solutions are always practical and designed to produce results.

    After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1997, Craig went on to receive a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University. Craig is a graduate of Leadership Regina, a program that develops and educates community leaders. He also co-founded the Regina Regional Economic Development Authority’s Future Leaders Group.