Pride month: Jennifer's story

Jennifer Jeaurond has been employed with the federal government working in the areas of policy, law and regulation for the past 15 years. She is the vice-chair of the PSAC Pride Committee for the National Capital Region.

Jennifer passionately serves and advocates for the LGTBQ2+ community — whether in the public service or as a dedicated community volunteer. She has run information booths for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in federal government departments and continues to fight for LGBTQ2+ inclusion within Justice Canada.

As a leader in eradicating stigma and discrimination in the workplace, she has developed workshops, information sessions and educational resources in both official languages for all Justice Canada employees. She actively facilitates training initiatives for senior management to provide resources on non-binary inclusion in the workplace. This Pride month, she and a co-worker launched the ‘Justice Positive Space Initiative’ which provides LGBTQ2+ staff and allies an opportunity to connect and learn from one another.

Jennifer loves to volunteer and has organized and ran multiple charitable campaigns at the federal and municipal levels, including fundraising for United Way and organizing a thrift shop initiative within federal buildings, with 100 per cent of profits going to a First Nations community in need.

June 28, 2019