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Tag: Diversity – Fostering greater diversity

Latin American Heritage Month – October 2019

– On June 21, 2018, Parliament passed a law designating October as Latin American Heritage Month, in recognition of the significant contribution that the Latin American community has made to the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of Canada.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog – 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act with Acting Director Official Languages Paul Forget

– September 12th is Linguistic Duality Day. And this year, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. We can take that as an opportunity to renew our commitment to linguistic duality within the Defence Team.

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Fifty years of linguistic duality in the Defence Team

– This year marks an important milestone for the Official Languages Act – its 50th anniversary. Passed in 1969, the Official Languages Act describes how federal institutions shall treat both official languages and establishes official languages rights and obligations applicable to Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces members.

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Supporting Indigenous veterans in any way possible

– The transition to life as a veteran after years in the armed forces is not always easy, and for Indigenous veterans, the challenge can be even greater.

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22 Wing/CFB North Bay raises first PRIDE flag

– 22 Wing personnel participate in first PRIDE flag-raising ceremony.

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Defence Team celebrates Pride 2019

– The LGBTQ2 community takes part in Pride Month, celebrating sexual diversity and equal rights, as well as focusing awareness on the issues faced by those within their community. Parades and other community events take place throughout the summer.

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DND aims for greater equality in procurement through GBA+

– n Canada’s Defence Policy – Strong, Secure, and Engaged – the government’s commitment to Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) reflects its broader commitment to diversity, including leveraging the talents and skill-sets of all Canadians, regardless of their gender, race or any other identity factor.

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CAF members take part in traditional Punjabi Bhangra Dance

– Gurdeep Panheer, a Canadian Bhangra, artist flew to Victoria to teach CAF members the techniques involved in the traditional Punjabi dance.

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Film gives voice to Purge survivors

– In the not-too-distant past, thousands of Canadian men and women had their privacy invaded, their careers ruined, and their lives destroyed during a campaign waged against the LGBTQ community. Over the course of four decades, an attempt was made by the Canadian government to remove homosexuals from public service, under a disgraceful mandate using a “scientific” machine that was supposed to be able to identify gay men, derogatorily referred to as “fruits”.

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Supporting Indigenous spiritual practices

– Military service is inherently challenging, which is why the Canadian Armed Forces works to ensure the entire Defence Team has the care, services, and support it requires to accomplish its mission.

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