In the 1990s, a group of innovating pioneers brought the public-private partnership (P3) model to Canada, eager to replicate successes in the United Kingdom and Australia but with a Maple Leaf twist.
Over the past three decades, the model has adapted to the Canadian landscape, meeting new challenges and opportunities as more governments use it for a variety of different asset classes, while keeping true to its core charateristics. Dozens of hospitals, highways, courthouses, bridges, transit systems, schools, water/wastewater plants are among the more than 300 P3 projects delivering services in our communities.
This 'made in Canada model' enjoys an enviable global reputation, with others eager to learn from our experiences and adopt our best practices. But new challenges, new assets & new opportunities means the P3 model is continuing its evolution to serve Canadians better.