2021 Public Service Pride Awards

⭐ 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 Categories

Agent of Change Award

This award will recognize three advocates and leaders for initiating and leading action to remove systemic barriers and advancing the inclusion and integration of the LGBTQ2+ communities in the federal public service.  

Pride Network Award

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

Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award

This award will recognize an individual or team for a novel workplace policy, plan, event or activity that has demonstrated benefit for LGBTQ2+ inclusion in the workplace.   

2021 Award Nominees

We are thrilled to announce the 50 nominations received from 27 departments and agencies
for the first-ever 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

Alexa Quarrington
Shared Services Canada

Artur Wilczynski
Communications Security Establishment

Charles Cardinal
Canadian Heritage

Danielle Knopfel
Employment and Social Development Canada

David Da Silva
Global Affairs Canada

Dominic Cliche
Transport Canada

Éric Levasseur
Shared Services Canada

Giancarlo Cerquozzi
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Guy Desaulniers
Public Service Commission

Gwen Temmel
Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan (KABUL)

Ian Brown
Global Affairs Canada

Janna Maddern
Canada Revenue Agency

Jean Duval
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Johanne Charest
Canada Border Services Agency

Joseph Claybourne
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

K. Grey
Canada Border Services Agency

Kaye Low
Veterans Affairs Canada

Kelly Wolfslehner
Canada Border Services Agency

Kim Guindon
Canada Revenue Agency

Kim Tetley
Canada Revenue Agency

Leah Desjardins
Employment and Social Development Canada

Lisa Nevens
Justice Canada

Lydia Lipic
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Lynda Kubas
Indigenous Services Canada

Nancy Porteous
Health Canada

Nicolino Frate
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Richard Hansen
Canada Revenue Agency

Ryan Hum
Canada Energy Regulator

Susan McBratney
Canada Border Services Agency

Tamara Lopez
Canada Border Services Agency

Taryn Husband
Global Affairs Canada

Teresa Joudrie
Indigenous Services Canada

Trevor Monahan
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Zachariah Fernandes
Canada Revenue Agency


Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year Award Nominees

Exploring the Intersections of Race and 2SLGBTQ+ Experiences in the Workplace
Natural Resources Canada

Pacific Region LGBTQ2+ Committee Newsletter
Canada Border Services Agency

Positive Space Awareness Sessions
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Respectful and Inclusive Workplaces Learning Team
Canada School of Public Service

Special Assembly and Working Group for all access (gender-neutral) washrooms in the workplace
Indigenous Services Canada, Ontario Region

Service, Innovation and Integration Branch (SIIB)
Diversity & Inclusion Network (DIN) Newsletter
Canada Revenue Agency

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

Pride Network Award Nominees

Corporate Services Branch Pride Champion
Health Canada

Defence Pride Advisory Organization
National Defence

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

LGBTQ2+ Committee
Canadian Heritage

Pride Network
Natural Resources Canada

Pacific Region LGBTQ2+ Committee
Canada Border Services Agency

Prairie Region LGBTQ2+ Committee
Canada Border Services Agency

Pride Network
Shared Services Canada

Respectful and Inclusive Workplaces Learning Team
Canada School of Public Service

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