Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion Launches Survey

On April 24, 2017, the Joint Union-Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion launched an online survey to gather ideas to identify contributing factors to an inclusive workplace and barriers to inclusion faced by employees.

A link to the online survey will be emailed to all employees, including PIPSC members, who work in 30 Departments/Agencies (listed below).

The Institute encourages PIPSC members who receive the invitation to participate in this survey, which is open from April 24 to May 31, 2017.

The online 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 Diversity and Inclusion electronic mailbox. The survey is confidential and the names of the employees responding to the survey will not be disclosed to management.

Your views are vital to help the Task Force define and establish the case for diversity and inclusion in the public service and to recommend a framework and action plan.

We are pleased that PIPSC Diversity and Inclusion Champion Waheed Khan is Co-Chair of the Task Force Technical Committee. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact him by e-mail at diversity@pipsc.ca. Representatives from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) are also represented on the Task Force, along with an equal number of management representatives.

By promoting diversity, unions cultivate a culture of inclusiveness and solidarity within our ranks and a positive outreach in the broader society. While gains have been made in creating a more diverse and representative public service, significant challenges remain in creating a public service that is representative of the evolving Canadian population that we serve.

Diversity and inclusion—these are the things that have made Canada strong. Let’s demonstrate that we are better together and do everything we can to promote our values of diversity and inclusion.

“Public service professionals serve all Canadians. All Canadians must see themselves included in our public service. PIPSC is proud of the leading role we have played in the establishment of this initiative. I’m counting on this joint task force to remove the remaining barriers in the way of our public service truly reflecting the diversity of Canada.”
Debi Daviau, President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

For more information:
PIPSC takes leading role in the Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service
Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion
Task Force to examine diversity and inclusion in the public service
Name-Blind Pilot Initiative, Debi Daviau Interview on CTV Power play - April 21, 2017
Demographic Snapshot of Canada’s Federal Public Service, 2016


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Correctional Service Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Finance Canada, Department of
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Global Affairs Canada
Health Canada
Heritage Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Infrastructure Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Justice, Department of
Library and Archives Canada
National Defence
Parks Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Safety Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (civilian employees)
Shared Services Canada
Statistics Canada
Status of Women
Transport Canada
Treasury Board Secretariat
Veterans Affairs Canada