In collaboration with colleagues in the HR Diversity and Employment Equity team, an inclusive working group of players across Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) came together. Representatives from the Employment Equity team, the Labour Relations team, employee unions, and the departmental PRIDE network developed the guide, Support for Trans Employees: A Guide for Employees and Managers.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a safe, respectful and inclusive work environment for all employees, including trans and gender variant employees.
PIPSC’s Gordon Bulmer, a member of the working group, said that this work illustrates that "the Government of Canada can be a leader in social justice, not just a follower." The guide has received a Public Service Award of Excellence and is considered to be the beginning of a movement within the public service.
We celebrate this important step forward and are proud of our members who contributed their energy, expertise and passion to this project. Trans members deserve to thrive in their public service workplaces!