Diversity and Inclusion Office
The Materiel Group is committed to fostering a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and treats people equitably. Through various activities and initiatives, the Diversity and Inclusion Office is dedicated to advancing diversity, inclusion and belonging in our organization.
2023 vision - 3 priorities
Projects and Activities
As a leader in our community, the Diversity and Inclusion team is calling on you to join the Lifting as you Lead Mentoring Circles (LLMC) program. The LLMC program is an initiative grounded in the 2020/2021 Deputy Minister Commitments on Diversity and Inclusion and strives to build on the Clerk’s Call to Action to better support leadership development towards addressing anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in the federal public service. Through this lens, the LLMC program provides you with an innovative space and opportunity to actively partake in making your workplace inclusive.
Join our monthly courageous conversations on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Be the change you wish to see in your organization. This Diversity and Inclusion Mandate Letter aims to bring together all the leaders and members of the Federal Public Service to advance diversity, inclusion and equity within the workplace.
Welcome to the “Consciously Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace” activity. This activity is designed to prompt self-reflection, discussion, and action toward the goal of true diversity and inclusion in our workplace and beyond.
It is a community of members committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the Defence Team and Federal Public Service. Visit our biweekly meetings to learn more.
You are invited to join our Book Club - brought to you by the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Materiel Group, National Defence. We know that knowledge is power and books have the ability to expand our awareness. Let’s read and discuss together some important themes around diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging.
The Action Plan is a living document in Materiel Group organization. All members of Materiel Group, National Defence have the opportunity to provide advice and direction on the plan.
Every month, our team works closely with Waheed Khan and the Visible Minorities Network at Environment and Climate Change Canada to launch a celebrations calendar that helps all of us learn about the multitude of multicultural events and awareness days celebrated across Canada. It’s not only about diversity; it’s about inclusion. When our people see their holidays, celebrations, and observations this fosters a greater sense of belonging and inclusion.
News & Announcements
Join the Team!
Learn how to join our team through the Diversity and Inclusion Learning Exchange Program, to become a diversity and inclusion analyst
I have an idea!
Every voice matters! You are welcome to share any idea or thoughts to advance diversity and inclusion in the workspace.
July 26, 2023 at 1 pm - 2 pm EDT
Do you have ideas to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organisation? Are you committed to creating a psychologically safer workplace? Do you want more hands-on tools to empower you to take meaningful action? Join the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) Jam Session to have your voice heard and co-create positive change!
May 25, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Austin guides and teaches us how to make smudge kits and their significance, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by the Diversity and Inclusion Office Section Head, Samantha Moonsammy.
This ten-week program, consisting of five Circle sessions and five optional enrichment sessions, provides a platform for members to network with colleagues and leadership across the federal public service while developing interpersonal skills, learning about key leadership and cultural competencies, and finding career building opportunities.
February 25, 2022 at 10:00 - 12:00 noon EST
At Materiel Group, we are dedicated to diversity, inclusion and belonging, striving for equity for all. It empowers us to make better decisions for our organisations and for Canadians. From our leaders to our members, we can all do better together. Let’s take action and co-create lasting change. Inclusion means everyone, always.
February 28, 2022 at 10:30 - 12:00 noon EST
Leave this session with a resource guide filled with definitions and self-study tools. When you actively participate in the life and people of our organization you are being a part of the change. We are looking forward to igniting inclusion and action with you. Brought to you by our L1 Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Jam sessions will be planned every 3 months so we can continue to audit and co-create the plan. Upcoming dates will be announced soon for May and July (student session).
March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2022
Learn how to host a Diversity & Inclusion Cascade, sign the Mandate Letter and other key initiatives.
As a leader in our community, the Diversity and Inclusion team is calling on you to join the Lifting as You Lead Mentoring Circles (LLMC) program. This ten-week program provides a platform for members to network with colleagues and leadership across the Materiel Group and the Public Service while developing interpersonal skills, key leadership competencies, and finding career building opportunities.