Connect-Empower-Progress: A report on the inaugural Symposium hosted by the Federal Black Employee Caucus with the Institute on Governance

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On January 23, 2019, the Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC) held its inaugural national Symposium at the Institute on Governance. The event brought together Black employees, human resources practitioners, and members of parliament, including the Honourable Jane Philpott Minster Philpott, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government, to come up with solutions to persistent issues faced by Black employees within the federal public service. Over 100 attendees discussed solutions to issues of harassment and discrimination, representation and advancement, self-care and well-being, disaggregated employment equity data, and Black women.

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Institute on Governance

Institute on Governance

Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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