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The Sprout – Spring 2024

Upcoming Events – Registrations Open

*NEW* Virtual Learning Series: Start Your Career The Right Way

Part 1: Learning Plans & PMAs |April 16, 2024 – 1 PM ET

Part 2: Career Navigation & Leadership Development |May 21, 2024 – 1 PM ET

Embark on a transformative journey toward professional excellence with our comprehensive virtual series. From strategic career planning to leadership development, we equip young professionals with the tools and insights needed to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Join us and kickstart your career journey the right way.

More details here

In-Person Learning Days 2024

Various dates and locations

We will be hosting in-person learning events across Canada again this year. These full-day events will allow participants to learn about career development with tangible examples and experience sharing on a variety of topics. There will also be ample opportunities built in for networking.

Check out the cities and dates.

Departmental Showcase – Summer 2024

Tuesdays from June 11 – August 13 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Expand your horizons – Discover your next department!

Being a federal public servant means you have 300k colleagues. The public service is a career map with multiple destinations and you can follow opportunities without terminating your employment. You should never feel stuck in one job, one team, under one branch, or in one department.

By showcasing a sampling of departments, the Federal Youth Network and its partners will guide you on your public service journey.

From June 11 to August 13, 2024, join us virtually to hear about cool jobs, common role responsibilities, and bust misconceptions from future leaders in their departments.

More details

GC Communities Section

Looking for Mentors!

Mentorship is your opportunity to connect with next generation of the public service. We are looking for your help as an experienced manager to help.

The British Columbia Federal Council Student Mentorship Program will allow you to connect with a student with a passion for the work you do. We aim to engage students in a substantive conversation on career advice and employment, generate student interest in future work with the public service and provide them with a broader understanding of our goals. As a mentor, you’ll provide students with a safe space to be candid, offering a unique perspective outside of a managerial relationship.

Space is limited, so please join the BC Federal Network Program by emailing as soon as possible.

Join the Exclusive New Public Servant Network Event

Virtual Spaces Limited!

The Federal Youth Network (FYN) and Apolitical are spearheading an initiative for new public servants to build your network.

Introducing the “New Public Servant Network Event – Igniting the Future of the Public Service”May 24th 12pm -1pm EDT

This isn’t a call for just anyone. We’re looking for pioneers; for the new public servants eager to mold an online community from the ground up. Only a small number of exclusive spots are available for this pioneering group. Register HERE  by Friday May 3 if you think you have what it takes.

Imagine being sorted into a virtual house (yes, think Harry Potter), each consisting with a small number of your peers, a dedicated FYN representative as your house captain, and a senior public servant advisor to guide you. Your challenge? Collaborate with your house to brainstorm how this community could revolutionize support for new public servants. But here’s the twist – it’s also a competition. Over 2 months, outshine the other houses, and win an exclusive mentorship session with a GC leader, courtesy of the house prize.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Network Building: Forge invaluable connections and gain insights from senior leaders.
  • Leadership: Showcase your potential as a trailblazer in the public service sphere.
  • Legacy: Contribute to a lasting resource that aids public servants locally and globally.
  • Fun and Memories: Enjoy the journey, make lasting friendships, and create unforgettable memories.

Ready to Make Your Mark?

We’re on the lookout for driven individuals ready to shape the future of public service. If you’re ready to step up, please fill out this form by Friday May 3, 2024.

This is more than an event; it’s your stepping stone to making a significant impact, gaining recognition, and being part of something bigger.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Apply now to secure your spot in the New Public Servant Network Event – Igniting the Future of Public Service.

Lifting As You Lead Mentoring Circles Program

Be the Change! Apply now to join the 2024 Lifting as you Lead Mentoring Circles (LLMC) program.

LLMC is the largest group mentoring circles program available to all Government of Canada and Canadian Armed Forces members. Over 1600 participants have completed the program from over 40 departments across Canada and internationally. We invite you to join us for Cohort #4, starting in September 2024.

This ten-week program consists of five Circle sessions and five Masterclasses.

This unique program provides a platform for members to network with colleagues and leadership across the federal public service while developing interpersonal skills, learning about key inclusive leadership strategies and cultural competencies, and finding career-building opportunities.

Inclusion means everyone, and we invite you to express your interest in participating in the 4th cohort of the Lifting as you Lead Mentoring Circles Program by filling out this form below. A more detailed application will be sent to you in the Spring 2024.

More info here.



Online Community for New Public Servants

We are excited to announce the launch of The Federal Youth Network Community for New Public Servants on Apolitical! 

It’s an online space for stimulating conversations, best practices, innovation, and an exchange of ideas across all orders of government in Canada and abroad.

Click here to participate.

Check out Resources for Career Boot Camp 2024!

Watch all the recordings on our Career Boot Camp 2024 playlist
Listen to Career Boot Camp 2024 recordings as podcasts:

More resources here: Federal Youth Network/Career Boot Camp/Career Boot Camp 2024/Resources – wiki (

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