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Systemic Racism and the Public Service: Moving the Dial Forward (rebroadcast)


Revisit this virtual town hall for all federal public service employees that took place against the backdrop of the increase in racially motivated incidents in Canada and the US, which have impacted Indigenous Peoples as well as Black, Asian, racialized and religious minority communities. These are peoples and communities which federal public servants are part of and identify with. This event focuses on the ongoing efforts and commitments to accelerate work in the public service to better reflect the racial diversity of Canadian society, eradicate systemic racism and find common ground to support Indigenous Peoples and equity-deserving communities across Canada.

The objectives of this event are:

  • Spotlight and celebrate the long-standing work of grassroots employee networks and communities that have been working to advance and implement anti-racism in the public service.
  • Raise awareness of Canada's Anti-Racism Strategy and the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service and to impart the Clerk of the Privy Council's expectations for all leaders across the public service.
  • Highlight the work of the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat as well as existing and emerging anti-racism secretariats across the public service.
  • Inform public servants of the actions that are actively underway in taking concrete actions towards addressing systemic racism and to uplift and empower the continued efforts of these networks and secretariats.

Learn more about the Anti-Racism Event Series.

Opening remarks

Janice Charette, Interim Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office


  • Anna Fontaine, Visiting Executive, Workplace Wellbeing and Regional Engagement, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion, Canadian Heritage
  • Seyi Okuribido-Malcolm, Director, Anti-Racism Implementation, Department of National Defence
  • Winnie Man Yin Pang, Director General, Corporate Secretary, Corporate Secretariat, Women and Gender Equality Canada
  • Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister, Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, Canadian Heritage
  • Jean-Sibert Lapolice, Strategic Engagement and Partnership Lead, Federal Black Employee Caucus


Peter Flegel, Executive Director, Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat, Canadian Heritage

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