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Tag: <span>Diversity</span> – Fostering greater diversity

Aboriginal Awareness Week takes place from May 23 to 26

– The Defence Team is celebrating this year’s Aboriginal Awareness Week from May 23 to 26, under the theme “Honouring the Traditional Ways.” Ceremonies, events, and activities will take place throughout the organization, and all civilian employees and military members are encouraged to take part in activities held in their area. These are great opportunities to …

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Soldiers with braids: a matter of identity, tradition, and pride

– Sergeant Moogly Tetrault-Hamel, the Indigenous Advisor to the CAF Chaplain General, explains the significance of braids in indigenous cultures. Each morning, as my wife braids my hair, she seals her love and asks for protection from her ancestors. Growing my braid is a serious commitment. The traditional process is bound by many protocols, ceremonies, and …

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LGBTQ advisor has both military and Asian roots

– By Lynn Capuano, Army Public Affairs May, which is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian Heritage who have helped shape the diverse and prosperous country that is Canada today. This is one in a series of articles on Canadian Army members of …

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Express your views about your workplace; your opinion matters!

– This month, public service employees will get a chance to voice their opinions by taking part in the new Public Service Employee Annual Survey (PSEAS). This quick and easy to complete survey will take 10 minutes to answer, and will include questions related to: • Respect; • Diversity; and • Mental health in the workplace. …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3

–   The Defence Team is celebrating this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) under the theme “Achieving the Future we Want”. What’s happening in your area to commemorate IDPWD? The Defence Champion for Persons with Disabilities, Len Bastien and the joint military/civilian National Employment Equity Commemorative Events Coordination team are interested to know and can …

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