GCcoworking: New flexible alternative workplaces for Government of Canada employees
The GCcoworking pilot project
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) continues to innovate and develop new flexible and accessible workplace solutions to support the Government of Canada’s high-performing, evolving workforce.
PSPC has launched an innovative two-year pilot that aims to provide alternative work locations to federal employees in the National Capital Region (NCR), as well as in regions across Canada. Employees from participating departments may use the GCcoworking locations as a touchdown point between meetings or as a temporary workspace when they are teleworking.
These sites offer an inclusive community environment that will drive collaboration, innovation and productivity among users.
Each site is equipped with modern technology tools, like Wi-Fi, videoconference and teleconference services, to enable employees to work efficiently. The workspaces will also be fully accessible by providing solutions such as electric adjustable tables, power doors and tactile signage for people with visual and physical disabilities.
The GCcoworking locations
Five coworking sites in the NCR:
- L’Esplanade Laurier (Ottawa), official opening date: May 2019
- 335 River Road (Ottawa), official opening date: May 2019
- Place d’Orléans (Orléans), official opening date: July 2019
- 555 Legget Drive (Ottawa), official opening date: August 2019
- 480 De La Cité Boulevard (Gatineau), official opening date: August 2019
Five coworking sites in the regions:
- 655 Bay Street (Toronto), official opening date: July 2019
- 3400 Jean-Béraud Avenue (Laval), official opening date: December 2019
- 1 Challenger Drive (Dartmouth), official opening date: December 2019
- Vancouver and Edmonton areas, official opening date: July 2019
Participating federal departments
Participating departments were chosen based on the following factors:
- Employees are equipped with a laptop and have the ability to telework.
- The department’s network can be accessed remotely, and the department has implemented a central electronic record information management tool.
The following federal departments are participating:
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Canada School of Public Service
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Health Canada
- Canadian Heritage
- Infrastructure Canada
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
- Natural Resources Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Public Services and Procurement Canada / Translation Bureau
- Shared Services Canada
- Statistics Canada
- Women and Gender Equality Canada
- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Participating departments will identify employees within their own departments to participate in the pilot.
- GCworkplace: A modern workplace for the new public service
- GCcoworking on GCpedia (available on Government of Canada network only)
- GCworkplace on GCpedia (available on Government of Canada network only)
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