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GCcoworking: Flexible workplaces for the public service

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Find information about the new Government of Canada (GC) initiative to modernize the workplace for the public service.


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GCcoworking is a project that provides activity-based coworking sites in key locations of the National Capital Region (NCR) and in some regions across the country.

GCcoworking is open to employees from participating GC organizations. As of December 2023, more than 12,000 federal public servants from 50 federal departments and agencies have registered for the project.


GCcoworking sites are often located outside of urban areas. Each location:

Current locations

There are work points available in 11 current GCcoworking locations:

Current GCcoworking locations (including region, city and address)
Region City Address
NCR Ottawa 171 Bank Street
NCR Ottawa 335 River Road
NCR Ottawa 555 Legget Drive
NCR Ottawa 110 Place d’Orléans Drive
NCR Gatineau 480 de la Cité Boulevard
NCR Gatineau 140 Promenade du Portage (Portage IV)
Ontario Toronto 655 Bay Street
Ontario Fort William First Nation 100 Anemki Drive
Quebec Laval 3400 Jean-Béraud Avenue
Atlantic Dartmouth 1 Challenger Drive
Pacific Vancouver 800 Burrard Street

Future locations

In support of the GC’s hybrid work model, 2 new sites are scheduled to open in 2024.

Future GCcoworking locations (including region, city and address)
Region City Address
Atlantic Moncton 1045 Main Street
Atlantic Charlottetown 3 Lower Malpeque Road

More information on GCcoworking plans will be shared when available.

Art in GCcoworking spaces

Explore how 3 Indigenous sisters painted a mural at the GCcoworking space at 480 de la Cité Boulevard  in Gatineau, Quebec.

Video: Indigenous art that inspires

Transcript: Indigenous art that inspires

Start of video

[Music plays]

(Text on screen: Public Services and Procurement Canada)

(Text on screen: Claire Emily Mairi)

[Shot of three Indigenous sisters standing next to each other looking into the camera]

Hi, I'm Mairi and I'm Claire and I'm Emily and we are sisters and members of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg and we grew up and live in the Ottawa area.

[Shot of Claire and Emily prepping the wall to be painted]

(Voice of PSPC Representative)

Public Services and Procurement Canada hired Mairi, Claire and Emily to design and paint an indigenous-inspired mural at a GCcoworking office in Gatineau.

[Timelapse shot of the sisters painting the mural]

[Shot of Emily applying masking tape to the wall]

[Shots of the sisters painting the mural]

(Text on screen: Voice of Emily)

When it comes to our mural designs we tend to draw a lot of inspiration from Anishinabeg culture.

[Timelapse shot of Claire and Emily painting the mural]

(Text on screen: Voice of Claire)

This design was inspired by plants that you could find across Canada so not just here on Algonquin territory but plants that are found in the north and important to northern groups and plants that are important to Métis communities.

[Shot of Emily and Claire talking about the mural and painting]

(Text on screen: Voice of Claire)

The mural itself is in the shape of a birch bark basket. Birch bark baskets were made by Algonquin communities and other First Nations communities to carry things to cook things over fire.

[Timelapse shot of the sisters painting the mural]

[Closeup shots of the sisters painting]

(Text on screen: Voice of Mairi)

The process of making our art is very collaborative. We do look at sort of historical references but then we also talk together as a team and bring our ideas and it comes together really easily I think just being family. We all have sort of similar life experiences and references.

[Shots of the sisters painting the mural]

(Voice of PSPC Representative)

The mural serves to increase everyone's awareness and understanding of indigenous culture and teachings.

[Timelapse shot of the sisters painting the mural]

[Closeup shots of the sisters painting]

(Text on screen: Voice of Claire)

It's really important to me that people see indigenous art especially Algonquin art on Algonquin territory. That's not something I grew up seeing.

(Text on screen: Voice of Emily)

I think especially for public servants we're serving all Canadians and I think in the spirit of reconciliation we have a special relationship that we're trying to build between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. So I'm just hoping that when they see it they kind of remember that and feel inspired by the bright colours and the idea of coming together in this way.

[Photo of the three sisters standing in front of the finished mural smiling]

[Music stops]

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[Music stops]

(Text on screen: ISBN 978-0-660-69528-0, Catalogue P4-127/2024E-MP4)

(Public Services and Procurement Canada signature)

(Canada Wordmark)

End of video

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