Learn from Yesterday, Change Today, Enhance Tomorrow: Building an Accessible Public Service Together (INC1-E35)

Product code: INC1-E35

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May 30, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages. American Sign Language and langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided.

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2 hours



All public servants at all levels



National AccessAbility Week (May 28 to June 3, 2023) is a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities, highlight the work underway to remove barriers, and reflect on ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, and more inclusive Canada. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of Nothing Without Us: An Accessibility Strategy for the Public Service.

This event features a diverse panel of public servants who will unpack what disability inclusion looks like in a hybrid work environment, the role of the accommodation process, and the actions we all must take to build an inclusive public service.

Participants will learn about their duty-to-accommodate obligations under the Canadian Human Rights Act and recommended accommodation measures to address barriers faced by employees and their managers when working from home and at the office. Participants will also gain insight into the ways managers and employees can maximize the benefits of available tools to foster trusting relationships with employees.

This event is presented in partnership with the National AccessAbility Week Interdepartmental Working Group, the Office of Public Service Accessibility, and the Canada School of Public Service.


  • Diane Rudakenga, Senior Human Resources Advisor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 
  • Marie-Jeanne Nahas, Senior Advisor, Employee Support Office, Conflict Resolution Directorate, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Carly Fox, International Chair, Council of Canadians with Disabilities
  • John Ward, PhD, Human Resources Specialist Advisor, Leadership and Learning Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Kokomis (grandmother) Nancy Myatt, knowledge keeper


  • Joshua Frame, National Chair – Federal Youth Network (FYN)
Date modified: 2023-02-01