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Public Service Proud

Public Service Proud

An Armchair Discussion Special Series

The vision of world-class excellence articulated by Blueprint 2020 relies not only on the skills and talents of public servants but also on their creativity, energy and enthusiasm. Featuring a variety of exciting speakers, this series of armchair discussions provides opportunities for public servants to learn from each other, to share their achievements and to gain insights into common challenges, both celebrating and inspiring employee engagement, innovation and excellence.

150 years of pride: Canada's public service then and now

As public servants, we're part of a long history! National Public Service Week during the 150th year of Confederation is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the progress and successes of the last century and a half—and to chart the way forward.

Daniel Watson, CEO of the Parks Canada Agency, will lead a panel of speakers in exploring the history of the public service, the strides we've made towards a more diverse workforce and the role of millennials and other young public servants. The discussion will look from the past to the future and how we can build on our foundations to create a legacy we can all be proud of.

Participants on site can also explore an exhibit of historical photos and documents following historical public service milestones.

Event Information

This special discussion is designed for all public servants at no cost to learners.


Date and Time:

June 12, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Kristine Taraschuk, Economic Policy Officer, Community Land Development, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Véronique Gaudreau, Director General, Public Service Commission

Panel Moderator:

Daniel Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada Agency


Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages


Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario

Available across Canada by webcast


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