Human Rights and Diversity
11 December 2018
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) represents some 60,000 public service professionals across the country, the majority of which are employed by the federal government. The Institute appreciates this opportunity to participate in this important public consultation on anti-racism in Canada.
3 December 2018
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. This day has been marked for 30 years to honour and remember the fourteen young women who were murdered in an act of gender-based violence at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
30 November 2018
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to end violence against girls, women (cisgender and transgender) and gender-diverse people.
15 November 2018
On November 20, workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world will take the time to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and commemorate those individuals who have lost their lives or faced violence and discrimination due to transphobia.
30 August 2018
Across the country PIPSC members have been participating in Pride Parades as allies and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.
10 May 2018
On March 29, 2018, Treasury Board Secretariat released the results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey. Conducted every three years, the survey measures federal public servants' opinions on various aspects of their workplace.
13 March 2018
The Institute is pleased that the government is taking legislative steps to prevent harassment and violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in federally-regulated workplaces. These steps are much-needed and long-overdue.
1 February 2018
PIPSC is proud to salute and celebrate the legacy, the courage and the contribution of the Black community.
11 December 2017
On December 11, 2017, the federal government released “Building a Diverse and Inclusive Public Service,” the final report of the Joint Union/Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
6 December 2017
Recently changes were made to the Employment Insurance Act (E.I.) to introduce new leaves and extend the duration of the parental leave.
5 December 2017
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
28 November 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) welcomes today’s apology by the Prime Minister to members of the LGBTQ community harmed by decades of official and unofficial discrimination.
20 June 2017
June is National Aboriginal History month and June 21st, National Aboriginal Day, is a special moment to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
2 June 2017
On June 1, 2017, the Joint Union-Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion presented a progress update
24 April 2017
On April 24, 2017, the Joint Union-Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion launched an online survey to gather ideas to identify contributing factors to an inclusive workplace and barriers to inclusion faced by employees.