Public Service Renewal: Our Results (2016)
Each day, in over 400 locations across Canada, more than 10,000 employees at Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard carry out important work in service to Canadians.
- Each day, in over 400 locations across Canada, more than 10,000 employees at Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard carry out important work in service to Canadians.
- They protect our oceans and ensure safe navigation on the water. They manage our fisheries, and promote conservation and sustainability through sound science.
- Today, we are reporting to the Clerk and to Canadians on our accomplishments in 3 key areas.
- We are proud to announce our accomplishments for 2016, and how we are putting the Blueprint 2020 principles into action.
1. Respectful workplace with a focus on mental health
- Reducing stigma related to mental health is extremely important to maintaining a healthy workplace. Our Deputy Minister’s priority is to build trust with employees by providing them with a sense of security, and a workplace with support.
- Under the leadership of our first female Commissioner, the Coast Guard organized several workshops on mental health for land-based and seagoing employees. The Coast Guard has also been actively promoting awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.
- We launched a “Respectful Workplace Initiative”
- We stood up to bullying and discrimination
- We championed initiatives that value physical health and accessibility, held mindfulness training sessions, improved office space and held award ceremonies to honour the success of our employees
2. Recruitment and retention
- We promote a diverse and talented workplace, and provide our employees with the tools and knowledge they need to be first-in-class public servants. Our more than 10,000 employees serve from coast, to coast to coast.
- This year, we’re hiring 135 new researchers, biologists, oceanographers, engineers, technicians and other experts – making this the largest ever recruitment of scientists in our Department’s history. Nearly half the applicants were women!
- Our fishery officers protect fish and their habitat, and enforce compliance with regulations. On average, the Department hires and trains 30 fishery officers every year.
- More than 1,000 fleet officers have graduated from our Coast Guard College since 1965, and hundreds more have been trained in nautical science.
- In 2016, we hired several students through various internship programs, and we provided learning opportunities for Indigenous students.
- Our Young Professional Network continues to grow and flourish. The network was the creative force behind several successful events this year, including speed mentoring sessions with senior management.
3. Other measures
Engaging and empowering our employees to better serve Canadians
- We foster a culture of recognition, in which employees feel heard, supported and valued, and where they have a greater sense of ownership and pride.
- Our Deputy Head was actively involved in fostering a meaningful dialogue with employees, and that conversation continues.
Greater consultation with Canadians, means better decision making
- We are delivering better outcomes for Canadians through innovative partnerships, greater consultation, and more openness and transparency in our decision making.
- We supported new partnerships for the conservation of recreational fisheries
- We consulted Canadians on the Fisheries Act and sought their views on marine protected areas.
- We even piloted the use of drones to gauge how the Coast Guard can better support search and rescue and environmental response activities.
We are Fisheries and Oceans. We are the Coast Guard. We are proud to serve Canadians.
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