Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Champion of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Diversity and Inclusiveness Month, along with the winners of a diversity trivia game

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's inclusiveness management committee is responsible for examining departmental policies, identifying barriers (systematic or otherwise), analyzing issues and providing recommendations to the Deputy Minister and departmental management committee, and promoting inclusiveness internally
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada maintains a number of internal employee resource networks and created a Secretariat role in the past year to help its employee networks become more strategic, collaborative and effective
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Indigenous Network Circle recently launched a recruitment campaign across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to hire Indigenous students
"I think what we really strive for is inclusion and making sure that the people we have [...] all feel part of the team, that are all working towards a common objective." Andrew Goldstein, Director General of Policy Planning and Integration

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 4,245
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Assistant Deputy Minister
Formal commitment inclusiveness management committee
Employee resource groups Women in Science, LGBT, Managers' Community, Young Professionals, Indigenous Network Circle, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities
Diversity training and awareness employment equity and inclusiveness awareness training, Indigenous awareness events, learning and development events organized by the organization's LGBT employee resource group
Diversity highlights national mentorship program for members of employment equity groups, developed a Persons with Disabilities Network Knowledge Workspace site, organizes celebrations for Diversity and Inclusion Month in May, participates in the Partners for Mental Health "Not Myself Today" campaign

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