2022 Public Service Pride Awards

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2022 Award Nominees

We are thrilled to announce the 56 nominations received from 25 departments and agencies
for the 2nd Annual Government of Canada Public Service Pride (PSP) Awards.

These nominations showcase the dedication and incredible initiatives, collaborations and efforts of public servants across Canada and abroad
to create a more diverse, safe, respectful, healthy, and inclusive workplace for all LGBTQ2+ individuals.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Agent of Change Award Nominees

Amélie Frenette
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Bobby Gaudet
Correctional Services of Canada

Brad Bos
Public Health Agency of Canada

Bruno Laganière
Indigenous Services Canada

Chantal Rougeau
Canadian Heritage

Christina Hutchins 
Veterans Affairs Canada

Christina Thériault
Indigenous Services Canada

Christopher Little-Gagné
Indigenous Services Canada & Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Christopher Stone
Health Canada

David Beamer
Canada Revenue Agency

Dr. Beth Jackson
Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Holly Ellingwood
Public Safety Canada

Gordon J. Bulmer
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Ian Brown
Global Affairs Canada

Jason Kung
Global Affairs Canada

Jefferson Morris IV
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Jesse Fleming 
Canada Border Services Agency

Jessica Vis
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Jo Button
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Kelly Wolfslehner
Canada Border Services Agency

Kim Tetley
Canada Revenue Agency

Kirk/Kaiya Hamilton 
Infrastructure Canada

Lee Eason
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Lee Nevens
Justice Canada

Lydia Lipic
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Lynn Ward
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Marie Ouellette
Employment and Social Development Canada / Service Canada

Michael (Mike) J. Hann 
Canada Revenue Agency

Michelle Backhouse 
Department of National Defence

Philana Dollin 
Health Canada

Sean Skinkle
Parks Canada

Sean Williams
Veterans Affairs Canada

Yara El Helou
Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada


Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award Nominees

Positive Space Awareness Facilitation Team’s Positive Space Awareness Sessions
Transport Canada

Trans Persons Inclusion
Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Inclusion of LGBTQ2+ Elders in the Natural Resources Canada Elder-in-Residence Program
Natural Resources Canada

Directive on Inclusive Sanitary Facility Design
Parks Canada

The Reaching All Canadians Initiative 
Service Canada

Supporting Transgender & Gender Diverse Persons at CSE
Communications Security Establishment

Non-Binary Discussion Panel
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Hollywood Squares
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Painting the risers leading to Dorchester Penitentiary Medium the colour of the Pride Flag
Correctional Service Canada

Adding pronouns to DirectInfo
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Queering Black History Month: A Drag and Virtual Social Gathering
Canadian Heritage

Applied Learning on LGBTQ2S+ Epidemiology (ALLE) course
Public Health Agency of Canada

Guide to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Employees who are Transitioning
Employment and Social Development Canada

Drag King Read-along and Allyship training
Public Safety Canada


Pride Network Award Nominees

Global Affairs Canada LGBTQ2+ Pride Network
Global Affairs Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency LGBTQ2+ Network
Canada Revenue Agency

PSPC's PRIDE at Work Network
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Defense Team Pride Advisory Organization
Department of National Defense and Canadian Armed Forces

Positive Space Initiative
Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Career Impact Award Nominees

Renée Sauvé
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Gordon Bulmer
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Missy Marston-Shmelzer
Canadian Heritage

Brenda Carbonell
Justice Canada

2022 Public Service Pride Awards Categories

Agent of Change Award

An award for advocates and leaders who are initiating and driving action to remove systemic barriers and advance the inclusion and integration of LGBTQ2+ communities in the federal public service. This action-oriented individual is amplifying the voices of LGBTQ2+ communities within their department/agency or across the federal family. This individual’s actions will have led to a marked improvement in their workplace.

Pride Network of the Year Award

An award to a departmental or agency pride network that stood out over the course of the year through its work in bringing together LGBTQ2+ employees and allies to advance sexual orientation and gender identity equality across their department or agency.

Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award

An award for a novel workplace policy, plan, event or activity that has demonstrated benefit for LGBTQ2+ inclusion in the workplace.

Career Impact Award

An award that recognizes individuals who have made a lasting impact during their career. This individual’s long-standing and active support of LGBTQ2+ communities within the federal public service will have had a cumulative and substantial impact.

⭐ Congratulations to the 2021 award winners! ⭐

Agent of Change Award

David Da Silva
Global Affairs Canada

Johanne Charest
Canada Border Services Agency

Teresa Joudrie
Indigenous Services Canada

Taryn Husband
Global Affairs Canada 

Tamara Lopez
Canada Border Services Agency

Richard Hansen
Canada Revenue Agency

Pride Network Award

Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award

Universally Accessible Washrooms in Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Indigenous Services Canada, Canadian Heritage

Career Impact Award

Artur  Wilczynski
Communications Security Establishment

Guy Desaulniers
Public Service Commission

2021 Public Service Pride Awards

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