Progress update: Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

Since it was launched on November 30, 2016, the Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service has met with the following to learn about opportunities, challenges and best practices:

  • over 20 stakeholder groups representing 16 departments and agencies across the federal public service
  • representatives from 15 private sector companies
  • representatives from two provincial jurisdictions

The Task Force has also directly engaged employees through the following:

  • an online survey distributed to 30 departments and agencies
  • discussion forums planned with 19 employee networks and communities of practice across the country

The Task Force’s mandate is to:

  • define diversity and inclusion in the public service
  • establish a case for diversity and inclusion
  • develop a framework and action plan to strengthen diversity and inclusion in the public service

This progress update outlines the Task Force’s key observations that will shape a framework and action plan to address the Task Force’s work before it issues its final report in fall 2017.

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June 19, 2017
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