Accommodation requests regarding the new federal mandatory vaccination policy

Image of border crossing with the words "COVID-19"

October 12, 2021

As per the federal government’s new mandatory vaccination policy​ for federal public service workers, all CBSA employees must attest to being fully vaccinated by October 29, 2021, or face being placed on administrative leave without pay two week after the attestation deadline. The policy does allow for employees who are unable to be vaccinated — based on a certified medical contraindication, a religious exemption, or another […]

Federal government releases vaccination policy without proper consultation — PSAC Statement & FAQ

October 6, 2021

The federal government released its vaccination policy for federal public service workers October 6, mandating vaccinations for all employees in federally regulated workplaces, including more than 160,000 PSAC members. Treasury Board has encouraged Crown corporations, agencies, and the Canadian Forces to implement similar policies, but this policy will not immediately apply to them. Read the full vaccination policy.  PSAC […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A chance for reflection and reconciliation

September 30, 2021

Indigenous people in Canada continue to face intergenerational trauma. The clean drinking water crisis on reserves is still unresolved, Indigenous peoples are being killed by police at an alarming rate, and earlier this year, it was confirmed that there are unmarked graves containing the remains of thousands of children at former residential school sites across Canada. Not enough progress has been made towards ending anti-Indigenous racism, or relationship-building between Indigenous peoples and the rest of Canada. The official designation of […]