Public Services and Procurement Canada
An Ottawa employee from Public Services and Procurement Canada taking part in Indigenous Awareness Week

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Along with appointing co-champions for mental health, Public Services and Procurement Canada is working with other departments to establish a psychological health and safety working group and a departmental wellness strategy
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada created a Mental Health Ombudsman, the first such position within the federal public service, to provide informal and confidential discussions, neutral and objective advice and a discrete and welcoming office
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada is piloting a Positive Measure Program to hire persons with developmental disabilities -- the department is working with community partners to schedule part-time and casual employment, allowing individuals to integrate into the workforce
Public Services and Procurement Canada employees celebrating during Indigenous Awareness Week

Highlights

Industry Federal Government, Government Support
Major Canadian hiring locations Gatineau QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,373
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Co-champions
Formal commitment Employment Equity and Diversity Champion, regional Diversity Champions, national diversity network
Employee resource groups networks receive funding to host awareness events and promote their initiatives, networks include persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQ2+, Managers Community Network, National Youth Network, Cancer Support Group (pilot project)
Diversity highlights participates in the Federal Internship for Newcomers Program, is piloting a program to eliminate language related barriers to career advancement, offering second language scholarships to high potential individuals, launched a Positive Space initiative, formal guidelines for gender transition, is developing a strategy to address official languages, hosts an annual Indigenous Awareness Week, maintains a procurement strategy to increase contracts with Aboriginal businesses

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