Canada Beyond 150
Canada Beyond 150
Championed by the Privy Council Office and delivered by Policy Horizons Canada
Launching Canada Beyond 150
Social Media for Govvys
Social media is an evolving ecosystem that is becoming increasingly important for networking, professional development and personal growth. It has been a game changer for me in my public service career, helping me realize that I have colleagues outside my small work unit in Prince Edward Island that are passionate about making a difference in the public service. If it weren’t for social media magically melting away departmental and regional boundaries, I would not have been able to connect with, and learn from, so many of my Government of Canada colleagues.
As you embark on Canada Beyond 150, I strongly encourage you to be social media ambassadors. Use this unique opportunity to get familiar with social media, to network with experts and those outside of government. Share your journey with colleagues as you collaborate, innovate, share and “work smarter” —beyond organizational and regional boundaries. Your commitment and efforts will help shape and prepare the public service for the workplace of the future.
However, as a “govvy”, I recognize that sometimes it is difficult to know where the line is, and how to avoid crossing it as you embark on sharing and networking on social media. To help with this, I have compiled some general dos and don’ts, based on things I have learned— and experimented with —throughout my social media journey as a public servant...
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About Canada Beyond 150
Canada Beyond 150: Policy for a diverse and inclusive future will convene a Canada-wide group of new public servants working in various capacities to participate in a ten-month professional development program designed to support leadership, and skills development, as well as drive culture shift across the public service.
Participants will experiment with new approaches and tools to support open policy making. They will share what they learn with colleagues across the public service.
Applications are now closed.
Thank you for your interest. Follow the participants' journey and participate through upcoming opportunities.