Security, Corporate and Information Services

PWGSC also fulfills public, domestic and national security obligations and priorities through the Contract Security Program. The Contract Security Program safeguards sensitive government assets and controlled goods while in the custody of the private sector, screens private sector organizations and their employees, and assesses the security of foreign visitors and temporary workers.

Through Government Information Services (GIS), PWGSC ensures that the public has access to government information in a variety of formats. We are also the official publisher of Government of Canada Publications and PWGSC publishes the Canada Gazette, the GC's official newspaper, providing Canadians with official notice of new laws and proposed regulations. In addition, PWGSC co-ordinates advertising and public opinion research to improve the effectiveness of government communications.

PWGSC continues to work with its partner departments in researching and developing policies, strategies and guidance to reduce the environmental footprint of federal government operations.