Values and ethics of the public service

Read about diversity and employment equity, official languages, and other values of the public service.

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Diversity and employment equity

Tools and resources to promote diversity and employment equity in the public service, and to eliminate discriminatory barriers to employment in the Government of Canada.

Official languages in the public service

Policies and resources on the Official Languages Act that foster the use of English and French in the public service and in Canada.

Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector

The values and behaviours that are expected of public service employees in all activities related to their professional duties.

Political activities of public servants

Find guidance on the participation of public service employees in political activities.

Public servants disclosure protection

How to report wrongdoing in the public sector, and information on the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act and the disclosure process.

Conflict of interest and post-employment

The different types of conflict of interest and how public service employees can prevent, manage and resolve conflicts of interest.

Duty of loyalty

The duty of loyalty in the public sector and what is involved when public service employees comment publicly on the Government of Canada.

Frequently asked questions about the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector

Answers to common questions about the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.

Values Alive: A Discussion Guide

Explore the principles and behaviours related to values and ethics in the public sector.

Equal pay for work of equal value

Learn about equal pay for work of equal value in the federal public service.


Values and ethics: Find out what they heard!

Read the Deputy Ministers Task Team’s Report to the Clerk to find out what people inside and outside the public service are saying about our values and ethics.


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