The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is participating on the Diversity and Inclusion Joint Union/Management Taskforce. The Taskforce’s mandate is to define diversity and inclusion in the Public Service, establish a case for diversity and inclusion, and develop a framework and action plan. There are equal employer and union representatives on this taskforce.
To help inform its work, the Joint Taskforce is seeking opinions, ideas and experiences from employees on the factors that contribute to a diverse and inclusive workplace as well as barriers to it. This input will contribute to the final report to be published in fall 2017.
There are two ways to provide your input:
- Fill-out the on-line survey before May 31st. The questionnaire contains 5 questions and will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. If you require an alternative format (e.g. paper copy), please send your request to the Taskforce’s electronic mailbox. Please note that there are 30 departments* listed as participating in the survey. Please share the information about the on-line survey to members in these departments.
- Participate in discussion forums to provide input from employees. The first one took place at the PSAC National Equity Conferences on March 26 and 27, 2017. The Taskforce has scheduled other discussion forums in the regions as follows:
- Discussion Forum – Atlantic Federal Council – Halifax
- Discussion Forum – Atlantic Federal Council – Moncton
- Discussion Forum – Quebec Federal Council – Montreal
- Discussion Forum – Prairies Federal Council – Winnipeg (with videoconferencing from Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina)
- Discussion Forum - Ontario Region – Toronto
As well, for the National Capital Region, participation is sought through discussion forums in Ottawa with the Positive Space Network (April 28); the Federal Youth Network (May 11), the National Women’s Committee (May 16th).
We are encouraging members to participate in these discussion forums, if they are able to do so. This is an opportunity to give input on the barriers people face and the requirements for making the federal public service more diverse and inclusive.
Information about the discussion forums will be sent to the Regions as it becomes available. Members can also send additional feedback to the Taskforce’s electronic mailbox.
We encourage members to participate in the on-line survey and share it with other federal public service workers*. We believe your input is crucial in making a more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace.