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.


Janice Charette
Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Read the letters submitted by departments and agencies

These letters are posted in the form in which they were received, and represent a particular point in time. Individual organizations are responsible for the content of their letters, and any specific questions about a letter should be directed to the organization that prepared it.


Departments and agencies
Accessibility Standards Canada
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Canadian Grain Commission
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Employment and Social Development Canada
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canada Energy Regulator
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Transportation Agency
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Communications Security Establishment
Correctional Service of Canada
Public Safety Canada
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Environment and Climate Change Canada
International Joint Commission
Library and Archives Canada
Farm Products Council of Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Infrastructure Canada
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
Department of Finance Canada
Courts Administration Service
Military Grievances External Review Committee
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada
National Research Council of Canada
Office of the Intelligence Commissioner
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada
Parks Canada
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Women and Gender Equality Canada
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Statistics Canada
National Film Board of Canada
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Parole Board of Canada
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Canada Border Services Agency
Copyright Board of Canada
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Office of the Correctional Investigator
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
Public Service Commission of Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
Office of the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman
Privy Council Office
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
Canada School of Public Service
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Indigenous Services Canada
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
National Security and Intelligence Review Agency
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Transport Canada
Department of National Defence
Department of Justice
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Shared Services Canada
Health Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Global Affairs Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
Prairies Economic Development Canada
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