Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion  

Reconciliation within the public service requires fundamental change and a government-wide commitment to action.

To make this change a reality, the Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion (KCII) works as a liaison between public service managers and Indigenous employees. The KCII provides culturally competent guidance, support, and advice to Indigenous employees and public service managers within a safe space. As a source of expertise, the KCII is building an inventory of smart practices in the areas of recruitment, retention, talent management, training and development, and career mobility.

Mandate: Supporting Transformational Change within the Public Service for Indigenous Inclusion by leveraging cultural competency, collaboration and coherence

Vision: A Federal Public Service that welcomes, respects and supports Indigenous peoples in their public service career, and demonstrates cultural competency, collaboration and coherence in people and talent management for Indigenous inclusion

The KCII reports to Canada’s Deputy Minister Champion for Indigenous Federal Employees and supports her in leading the transformational change required for Indigenous Inclusion within the public service.

Many Voices One Mind: A Pathway to Reconciliation Action Plan

Many Voices One Mind: a Pathway to Reconciliation (MVOM) action plan is a whole-of-government strategy. It seeks to reduce and remove barriers to public service employment encountered by Indigenous peoples. The KCII is an outcome of this strategy.

The strategy has five key objectives:

  • Encourage and support Indigenous People to join the public service;
  • Address bias, racism, discrimination and harassment, and improve cultural competence in the public service;
  • Address training, development and career advancement concerns expressed by Indigenous employees;
  • Manage Indigenous talent and promote advancement to and within the executive group; and
  • Support, engage and communicate with Indigenous employees and partners.
Gina Wilson

Canada’s Deputy Minister Champion for Indigenous Federal Employees

Michel Brazeau

Senior Executive Director, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion (KCII)

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