Diversity and inclusiveness networks

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has been selected as one of the "Best Diversity Employers" in Canada since 2017, and we continue to be a leader in this area. We have five active Diversity Networks led by employees and senior management. These Networks, along with our corporate Diversity Team coordinate many initiatives, programs, events and learning activities work to ensure that we have a welcoming, diverse, respectful and inclusive environment for all employees.

Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network (GSDIN)

The GSDIN strives to create an environment where members of all gender and sexual diversity minority groups (including, but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, asexual, intersex, transgender, gender non-binary) can realize their professional aspirations in a fair, respectful and inclusive work environment.

For more information on the GSDIN: aafc.gsdin-ridgs.aac@agr.gc.ca.

Indigenous Network Circle (INC)

The INC provides a forum where Indigenous employees can come together as one in a safe, judgment-free circle to learn, listen, contribute, network and provide guidance.

For more information on the INC: aafc.inc-cra.aac@agr.gc.ca.

Persons with Disabilities Network (PwDN)

The PwDN supports and promotes the active inclusion of Persons with Disabilities by raising awareness, identifying barriers, supporting members and providing advice to senior management.

For more information on the PwDN: aafc.pwdn-rph.aac@agr.gc.ca.

Visible Minorities Network (VMN)

The VMN is a vibrant, interactive and influential network that gives Visible Minorities a voice and supports its members to raise issues that affect all Visible Minorities within AAFC.

For more information on the VMN: aafc.vmn-rmv.aac@agr.gc.ca

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) Network

The WiSTEM Network promotes an environment in science and science-related activities at AAFC that is inclusive and welcoming for women and strives to help make AAFC science professions desirable to women.

For more information on the WIS: aafc.wis-fes.aac@agr.gc.ca