The Public Service Pride Network (PSPN) is a thriving organization that has made significant strides in promoting diversity, inclusion, and empowerment within the public service of Canada. Founded in 2018 by a group of dedicated federal employees, the PSPN initially set out to create a more diverse, safe, respectful, and healthy environment for 2SLGBTQIA+ employees.
Over the years, the PSPN has grown significantly. Today, it boasts thousands of members spanning across 80 federal organizations, making it a powerful force for positive change within the public service. Once significant testament to its influence was the record-breaking attendance of 10,000 public servants, including some from Canadian missions abroad during the fifth annual Public Service Pride Week. The theme for this year’s event, "Taking Action to Create a More Inclusive Public Service," underscored the PSPN's commitment to driving meaningful change.
The PSPN has consistently strived to foster inclusivity and empowerment in the Government of Canada. Notably, the growth of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Executive Network and the successful delivery of the first strategic plan for 2023-2025 demonstrate the PSPN's ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion.
Beyond the borders of the federal government, the PSPN's impact has reached other jurisdictions. Organizations have expressed interest in adopting aspects of the PSPN's programming, including Public Service Pride Week and the effective Pride Mentorship Program. These initiatives have played a pivotal role in building leadership capacity and creating a sense of community, serving as a model for positive change in organizations and communities alike.
As we look forward to 2024, the PSPN is poised for another exciting year filled with transformative events and communication initiatives. The PSPN is committed to education, advocacy, and celebration, with the ultimate goal of building an inclusive environment where all public service professionals can thrive, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.
The open letter to deputy ministers will remain a top priority in 2024, underscoring our unwavering dedication to supporting our Two-Spirit, transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse colleagues in the public service.
In 2024, we encourage all public servants to join PSPN in our missions to make the federal government a shining example of diversity and inclusion, creating a batter and fairer future for all.
Join the Public Service Pride Network (PSPN) Secretariat on a micro-assignment!
Micro-assignments are ongoing within the PSPN, and we are actively seeking dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join us.
These full-time, six-month assignments can be done remotely from anywhere in Canada. As part of our dynamic team, you'll contribute to advancing 2SLGBTIQA+ inclusion in the public service while enhancing your skills, building networks, and connecting with senior leaders in the federal government.
Your unique perspectives and talents will make a significant impact on the PSPN's mission and help shape its future. Join us for a valuable opportunity to grow personally and professionally while contributing to our organization.
If interested, you should submit your CV and cover letter to PSPN-RFFP@csps-efpc.gc.ca.
Your cover letter must indicate:
- Your relevant experience.
- Why you’re the ideal candidate.
- Confirmation from your manager, as your home department/agency will cover your salary and benefits during the micro-assignment.
Join us in shaping the future of our public service together!
Position: Public Service Pride Week (PSPW) 2024 Planning and Execution Lead
Duration: January to September 2024