National Public Service Week: Proudly Serving Canadians!

Message from Clerk Janice Charette and Deputy Clerk Nathalie G. Drouin


National Public Service Week

Happy National Public Service Week!

Thank you for all that you do to serve Canadians and make Canada the best that it can be. Working together, we have accomplished a great deal. You should all be very proud of the individual and collective contributions you have all made. We know Canadians are thankful.

This National Public Service Week, and every day after it, let’s celebrate who we are and the work that we do. We are all important and we make a difference for Canadians. You can all take great pride in everything you have achieved, and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the future.

Please take a moment to enjoy this short video that features some of our colleagues and the work they do. The delivery of top-notch programs and services wouldn’t be possible without your dedication and hard work.

As we approach the warm summer months, make sure you also take some time to relax, recuperate and hopefully soak up some sunshine.

Keep up the great work!


Janice Charette (she/her)
Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Nathalie G. Drouin, Ad. E. (she/her)
Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet

Transcript

(National Public Service Week graphic next to bilingual text reading, “National Public Service Week – Celebrate. Connect. Reflect. Semaine nationale de la fonction publique – Célébrer. Établir des liens. Réfléchir.”)

(Janice Charette, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet)

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

National Public Service Week is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge the many valuable contributions made by public servants!

(Nathalie G. Drouin, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet)

(Nathalie G. Drouin in front of the camera)

It’s important that we take these opportunities to celebrate our achievements and take stock of the work involved in our collective success.

(Janice Charette in voiceover)

(Photo of two people posing on either side of a poster with text that reads: HR Leadership Awards, HR Council. The person on the right side is holding an award.)

Working together, we have accomplished a great deal.

(Photo of five people posing against a white backdrop. Each person has a graduate certificate in hand)

You should all be very proud of the individual and collective contributions you have all made.

(Photo on the left of two members of the Royal Canadian Air Force kneeling in front of an outdoor crosswalk painted in pride colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)

(Photo on the right of veteran Kathy Morrison showing black and white photos from an album)

I know Canadians are thankful.

(Photo on the left of a Parks Canada employee posing with the Parks Canada mascot. Behind them is a scenic mountain view.)

(Photo in the top right corner of four panellists sitting next to each other on the set of the AMI TV show)

(Photo in the bottom left corner of two visitors riding a shuttle with their service animals)

Everyone in Canada, in one way or another, depends on your efforts. The work you do matters,

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

and makes a difference in the lives of everyone in Canada, every single day.

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Photo in the top left corner of three people standing next to a National Public Service Week sign that says: Thank you)

(Photo in the bottom left corner of four people smiling at the camera at an event)

(Photo on the right of employees wearing red Canada vests assisting people outside)

That work includes supporting our economic recovery,

(Video of bird’s-eye view of the BC Children’s Hospital)

improving Canada’s healthcare system, providing better access to early learning and childcare,

(Photo of two people standing at a booth at the National Women’s Show. The sign behind them reads: “Travelling abroad? Travel smart! Travel.gc.ca”)

improving service delivery,

(Photo of people in yellow and orange safety vests and white hard hats standing and talking)

reducing Canada’s carbon footprint.

(Photo of Dr. Judith Nyiraneza inspecting a crop outside)

And it of course includes our international efforts,

(Photo of people in yellow safety vests and holding small Canadian flags greeting a woman and a child)

to support those around the world who have been displaced,

(Photo of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces in uniform supervising as people walk past them)

and are seeking refuge from the threats of violence. The list goes on,

(Photo of a group of officer trainees, posing in front of a brown backdrop with two Canadian flags)

and you have all answered the call of service to the public,

(Photo of an RCMP officer and youth posing for a photo behind a colourful photo frame)

especially when they need it most.

(Nathalie G. Drouin in front of the camera)

At the halfway mark of 2023,

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Photo of three people posing in front of a blue backdrop. The person in the middle holds up an award.)

we have a lot of accomplishments to celebrate.

(Janice Charette in voiceover)

(Photo on the left of a large group of people posing for a photo on a staircase)

(Photo in the top right corner of the Public Service Pride Network team smiling and holding a Progress Pride flag together)

(Photo in the bottom right corner of Minister Qualtrough with several participants at an event)

We are so encouraged by the progress made to build and promote

(A video of an employee sitting in a chair located in a cubicle and putting her headphones on. A wheelchair sits in the foreground.)

a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible public service.

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Video of five employees having a discussion at a table)

While we certainly have more work to do,

(Photo of a group of people standing together, wearing different brightly coloured shirts)

we are on the right track with the efforts already underway throughout the public service.

(Photo of a group of people posing in front of a staircase, with a Canada flag hanging in the background)

The Clerk and I are all so proud to work with

(Photo of four people sitting at a table collecting seeds)

so many dedicated individuals who contribute to the

(Photo of a group of people posing for a photo)

success of the public service on a daily basis.

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

Thank you for your contributions. For showing up every day, so willing to serve Canadians. 

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Photo in the top left corner of an RCMP officer crouching at a crime scene in a parking lot)

(Photo in the bottom left corner of an RCMP officer examining the window of a car)

(Photo on the right of a person wearing gloves analyzing fingerprints)

Sometimes your work is done in the background,

(Video of people cleaning out a building after a flood)

sometimes it’s front and centre. But regardless,

(Nathalie G. Drouin in front of the camera)

it is making a real difference. 

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

For over 155 years,

(Janice Charette in voiceover)

(Photo on the left of two members of the Royal Canadian Navy shaking hands while holding up an award)

(Photo on the right of a woman wearing a Parks Canada T-shirt and smiling at the camera)

we have not wavered in our commitment to serving Canadians.

(Photo of two people wearing orange shirts that read “Every Child Matters”)

In good times, and in more challenging times,

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

we still get the job done.

(Nathalie G. Drouin in front of the camera)

Together,

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Video of several scientists working on equipment in a Canadian Space Agency facility)

we will continue to support Canadians, strive for excellence, and maintain

(Video of three people on a boat in the water)

a public service that everyone

(Video of an employee working with samples and test tubes)

 in this great country can be proud of.

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

This National Public Service Week, and every day after it,

(Janice Charette in voiceover)

(Photo of a woman standing between two RCMP officers and taking a selfie with her cellphone)

let’s celebrate and be proud of the work that we do.

(Nathalie G. Drouin in voiceover)

(Photo of a group of people waving at the camera in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History)

You can all take great pride in everything you have achieved,

(Video of a group of people posing for a photo in front of a red incident command post)

and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in the future,

(Video of five employees having a discussion at a table)

by continuing to work alongside each other. 

(Nathalie G. Drouin in front of the camera)

Thank you.

(Janice Charette in front of the camera)

Thank you. Miigwetch.

(National Public Service Week graphic next to bilingual text reading, “National Public Service Week – Celebrate. Connect. Reflect. Semaine nationale de la fonction publique – Célébrer. Établir des liens. Réfléchir.”)

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