Public Services and Procurement Canada
An Elder speaks to Public Services and Procurement Canada employees during Indigenous Awareness Week   (Photo credit: Roberta Gal)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Public Services and Procurement Canada maintains a joint committee on employment equity and diversity as well as a national diversity network, comprised of regional HR advisors, union representatives and employee networks
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada manages employee networks for Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, LGBTQ2+ employees, a Managers Community Network and a National Youth Network -- each network receives funding to host awareness events and promote their initiatives, and also have opportunities to contribute to management and union meetings
  • In collaboration with other federal departments, Public Services and Procurement Canada hosts an annual Indigenous Awareness Week featuring panel discussions and learning opportunities -- the organization also maintains a procurement strategy to increase contracts with Aboriginal businesses
AndrĂ© Proulx, former chair of the PRIDE network, signs Public Services and Procurement Canada's book of remembrance in memory of the victims of the Orlando shootings   (Photo credit: Roberta Gal)

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Government Support
Major Canadian hiring locations Gatineau QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,589
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Co-champions
Formal commitment employs Employment Equity and Diversity Champions, regional Diversity Champions, and a national diversity network, comprised of regional HR advisors, employee networks and union representatives
Employee resource groups persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQ2+, Managers Community Network, National Youth Network
Diversity highlights participates in the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, maintains a procurement strategy for Aboriginal businesses, piloted Positive Space workshops, events to recognize and celebrate important dates such as Aboriginal History Month, Women's History Month, Mental Health Awareness Week, African Heritage Month and International Day Against Homophobia

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