National Public service week

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Federal public servants deliver a wide range of programs and services that support the work of the Government of Canada and the needs of Canadians in their day-to-day lives. The government would not function without the commitment of the individuals who make up the public service.


National Public Service Week (NPSW) was created in 1992, following the passage of the National Public Service Week: Serving Canadians Better Act. Its objective is to "recognize the value of the services rendered by federal public service employees" and to "acknowledge the contribution of federal public service employees to the federal administration." NPSW was designed to promote pride in and recognition of the public service of Canada by providing internal recognition, and by raising Canadians' awareness of the excellence of the public service.

In accordance with the Act, every year throughout Canada, the third week of the month of June is known as "National Public Service Week," with the week ending on the third Saturday of the month and beginning the previous Sunday. In 2019, NPSW will take place from June 9 to 15.

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National Public Service Week text appears on the screen.

A map of Canada is shown.

“Federal public servants across the country have every reason to be proud of their accomplishments”.

The number “1” appears in a medal-shaped image.

“They ranked #1 in the 2017 International Civil Service Effectiveness Index”.

Camera zooms in on the British Columbia area. A forest fire is shown and firefighter are extinguishing it.

“Canadian Armed Forces fought British Columbia wild fires with their provincial colleagues”.

Camera scrolls toward Nunavut. A teacher at a blackboard is shown teaching to her students.

“Children’s education in Nunavut has been greatly improved”.

Camera scrolls toward Manitoba. A water treatment system is shown.

“Public servants helped bring clean, reliable drinking water to a remote community in Manitoba”.

Camera scrolls towards Quebec and Ontario Region. Sand bags are being piled up to prevent water flood.

“Public servants helped during the spring flood in the Quebec and Ontario Region”.

Camera zooms out to show Canada map. Coasts are highlighted.

“The National Oceans Protection Plan was launched to improve marine safety, and protect Canada’s coasts”.  

Camera switch to the President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison in an office.

“Have fun participating in the week's events and celebrate together, for this country's success is your success”.

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