2022/2023 Deputy Minister Commitments on Diversity and Inclusion

The Federal Public Service is strongest and most effective when we reflect the diversity of Canada’s populations we serve. While progress has been made in recent years to increase the representation of Black people, other racialized groups, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities, transition from awareness to action in addressing systemic inequities must accelerate across the public service.

In keeping with the Treasury Board Directive on Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Performance Management Program’s Corporate Priorities, Deputy Ministers must select three measures from the list below that go beyond what is currently being done in their organizations, to enable their leadership teams to advance measurable change. In reporting on these commitments, departmental management teams will need to provide clear and measurable results on what has been accomplished to build a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

Changing the Public Service Culture

Establish a culture of inclusiveness that values diversity and will combat racism, antisemitism and islamophobia, and address systemic barriers

Reflecting Diversity and Promoting Inclusion

Increase the representation of Black, other racialized and Indigenous People as well as persons with disabilities within all levels of the organization

Updating Policy and Programs: Our Future Workplace

Ensure that internal and external policies and programs are inclusive and free of systemic racism and barriers

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