About the Action Committees
The Public Service Pride Action Committees (ACs) form an important part of the broader Public Service Pride Network, which exists to support the advancement of diversity and inclusion related to 2SLGBTQIA+ persons across the federal public service, year round.
Through standing and ad hoc committees, the ACs are intended to enrich ongoing efforts and discussions by bringing the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals into the discussion in a structured manner.
What the ACs do
Support the work of the Public Service Pride Network
Provide a safe forum for 2SLGBTQIA+ employees and their allies to connect and discuss issues related to the promotion of a healthy and inclusive work environment for 2SLGBTQIA+ employees
Serve as a consultative body from an 2SLGBTQIA+ lens and will raise awareness on issues that impact 2SLGBTQIA+ employees in the public service
Amplify diverse voices and tear down the systemic barriers to reaching a truly inclusive workplace by serving as a consultative body and a guiding force in building an innovative, professional and respectful organization
Events and Engagement Action Committee
- Planning and coordinating events to celebrate the resilience, spirit and contributions of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Canada, promote dialogue across communities and create awareness of significant milestones for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community;
- Fostering collaboration and engagement among departments to promote 2SLGBTQIA+ events across the federal public service;
- Exploring panel discussion opportunities for the Fall.
Communications Action Committee
- Planning communications for Public Service Pride Network (PSPN) initiatives and activities;
- Consulting and developing comprehensive, consistent key messages and FAQs on 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in the public service for use and reference by all Government of Canada (GC) departments and agencies;
- Creating and publishing social media content on PSPN platforms; communicating availability of social media platforms to all GC departments and agencies for specific messaging;
- Supporting and advising other PSPN action committees on communications issues.
- Providing professional development opportunities to 2SLGBTQIA+ employees.
- Working to operationally define “inclusion” for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the public service;
- Researching pre-existing data collections to uncover opportunities to measure inclusion;
- Establishing indicators that uphold the definition;
- Researching current scholarship on inclusion to advise the definition.
Gender Identity and Expression Action Committee
- Support and advocate for gender diverse public servants.
- Work on process and policies, guides, training, and social events that speak to a variety of factors relevant to gender identity and expression.