Our stories

Explore stories of the people and projects making a difference in the lives of Canadians. Discover how Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) supports departments and agencies across the Government of Canada.

Another step closer to anti-racism, diversity and inclusion

In December 2020, the department created the Task Force on Anti-Racism, Workplace Culture and Equity to help change the workplace culture and implement measures that will reduce barriers to inclusion. Learn more about the commitments of the Task Force.

Élise Côté: Bringing more women into the marine world

Meet Public Service and Procurement Canada employee Élise Côté. Élise has spent a successful 20-year career in what for some women might be considered a non-traditional profession. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Élise reflects on her career in the hope that her story might inspire other women and girls.

Heritage protection: Kate Westbury, Heritage Lead for the Centre Block rehabilitation

Heritage protection sometimes comes with great risks. Kate Westbury is part of the team that helps determine whether valuable heritage items should be removed or kept in place to protect them during the rehabilitation of the Centre Block.

Creating order from chaos and out trending Bieber

Some PSPC employees have been working since March 2020 to procure personal protective equipment for Canada’s health system. Faced with an unprecedented emergency, they had to find new and innovative ways of working while showing dedication, professionalism and care.

Restoring the West Block: Stone masons on Parliament Hill

Listen as Kevin Tovee, John-Philippe Smith and Melina Craig explain the history of stone masons, and how they have played a critical role in the Parliamentary Precinct renovations, specifically the West Block.

An awesome, life-changing experience

Get to know a public servant involved in the mission to protect Canadians against COVID-19 who found depths of energy and determination that even she found surprising.

Live feed from emergency and critical care rooms

During the early weeks of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak, Jonathan Hamel joined the Pandemic Response Sector. Learn how a personal connection inspired his efforts to procure personal protective equipment for front-line workers.

Supplying face shields during COVID-19

From a tiny company, Canadian Shield transformed to become a shining example of Canadian entrepreneurship and a major player in the fight against COVID-19.

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