The establishment of internal and external partnerships is the privileged method of the Centre on Governance for the exploration, production and dissemination of knowledge, in a fundamental or applied research perspective.

Internally, the Centre on Governance is part of the School of Political Studies, which brings together university programs in public administration and political science at the University of Ottawa. The Centre draws a large part of its members from the pool of professors and students working within the School. The Center has also developed a close collaboration with the University of Ottawa's Professional Development Institute to offer continuous learning courses in management and public governance.

The Centre on Governance has also developed privileged partnerships with several academic and government partners in Canada and abroad. The Centre has formal agreements or partnership relations with the following organizations and institutions:

Canadian partners

International partners: