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Manitoba Government, Pride at Work Canada partner to push diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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May 6, 2022
By Talent Canada

The Manitoba government has partnered with Pride at Work Canada (PaWC) in its commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive public service that represents all Manitobans, including those identifying as LGBTQ2+.

Supporting diversity and inclusion

Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister Reg Helwer, responsible for Public Service Commission, announced the partnership on May 4: “We are pleased to join PaWC in support of its mandate to build workplaces that celebrate all employees, regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.”

The recently proclaimed Public Service Act specifies requirements for policy promoting diversity and inclusion, such as cultivation of respectful workplaces, where all public servants—coming from diverse experiences, backgrounds, identities—can fully contribute to serving Manitobans

The minister also expressed appreciation to members of We Are All Valuable and Equal (WAVE), an employee network which promotes the vibrancy and diversity of the workplace, and fosters understanding and inclusion of LBTQ2+ across government.


A step forward

In line with the Manitoba government’s aim to progress toward diversity and inclusion, Helwer highlights how the partnership will initiate public service through access to e-learning, leadership conferences, and other events and webinars.

“Partnering with PaWC signifies our government’s work in striving to reflect Manitoba’s rich diversity within our workforce,” says Helwer. “We are taking an important step in our journey as a welcoming and inclusive public service.”

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