Public Service Pride Awards

The 2023 award nominations will launch March 1st!

⭐ Congratulations to the 2022 award winners! ⭐

Agent of Change Award

David Beamer
Canada Revenue Agency

Dr. Holly Ellingwood
Public Safety Canada

Lee Nevens
Justice Canada

Lydia Lipic
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Jefferson Morris IV
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Pride Network Award

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

Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award

Directive on Inclusive Sanitary Facility Design
Parks Canada

Career Impact Award

Missy Marston-Shmelzer
Canadian Heritage

Pioneer Award

Michelle Douglas
LGBT Purge Fund

2022 Public Service Pride Awards

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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

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 2SLGBTQIA+ communities in the federal public service. This action-oriented individual is amplifying the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 2SLGBTQIA+ communities within the federal public service will have had a cumulative and substantial impact.

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