Letters on the Implementation of the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service
Message from the Interim Clerk to all public servants
On June 28, 2021, I sent a message to Deputy Ministers, Heads of Separate Agencies and Heads of Federal Agencies, asking them to outline their progress on the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service.
The letters I have received from deputy heads detail the actions their organizations have undertaken and their early impacts. I am greatly encouraged by the momentum that is building, and the efforts that I am seeing towards our goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive public service. This is not the end – we have more work to do. This work is essential to fulfill our core purpose and mandate to serve Canadians and the government.
These letters are an opportunity for us to continue learning, identify key challenges, and highlight promising practices in collaboration with employees and employee networks. I encourage you to use this opportunity to have discussions with your colleagues and leadership teams at all levels about how to continue to build more diverse and inclusive teams and organizations.
I hope that in reading these letters, we can take inspiration from each other and work even more closely together as we redouble our efforts to identify and tackle systemic barriers, and work to achieve meaningful, lasting results.
I look forward to engaging with you, listening, and learning as we continue the work that will move us closer to the public service Canadians desire – one where everyone feels supported and included, and reflects the people we serve.
Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
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