Developing a Digital-Ready Public Service in Canada
For decades, Canada’s public service has been an employer of choice, offering opportunities to serve, coupled with job security, benefits, and career advancement. However, the Canadian government is today struggling to attract and upskill its digital workforce – particularly among women, who remain underrepresented in technology roles in the civil service. This panel will shed light on the challenges the Canadian civil service faces in recruiting and skilling talent, and discuss the best strategies to address those challenges.

Nicole Foster, Public Policy, AWS

Michael Punke, VP Global Public Policy, AWS

Dr. Wendy Cukier, Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management & Academic Director, Diversity Institute

Olivia Neal, Executive Director for Digital Change, Government of Canada

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