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Supporting the Recruitment, Retention and Career Development of Indigenous Employees


The Many Voices One Mind report, published in 2017, identified challenges and barriers Indigenous people face within the public service. Since that time, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Public Service Commission has been developing initiatives to support the recruitment, retention and career development of Indigenous employees, with the collaboration of the School. This has involved engaging with Indigenous employees from across the federal public service, hiring managers and human resources specialists to develop career-pathway web platforms.

Please join us as we discuss these initiatives, and learn how we can all better support Indigenous employees and contribute to culturally competent and supportive workplaces.

Opening Remarks

Paule-Anny Pierre, Executive Director, Centre on Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Karine Picard, Acting Manager, Aboriginal Centre of Expertise, Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Ipellie Foo, Human Resources Assistant, Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Nathalie Gagnon, Associate Director, Indigenous Learning, Canada School of Public Service
  • Margarita Pelyk, Social Policy Officer, Indigenous Services Canada


Mary-Luisa Kapelus, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education, Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector, Indigenous Services Canada

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