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The Sprout – Winter 2024

Upcoming Events – Registrations Open

Welcome to the GoC

English session: March 27, 2024 |12:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET

French session: March 26, 2024 | 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET

You recently joined the Public Service and were onboarded, but you still have questions.

Participate in this half-day virtual event hosted by the FYN on March 27, and benefit from tips and tricks not covered in a standard orientation.

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.

GC Students – Winter Start Your Term Event

February 15, 2024

English session: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

French session: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

GC Students and The Federal Youth Network (FYN) are pleased to invite you to the 2024 Winter Start Term Event that brings together all Government of Canada (GC) students. This virtual event will inform you about onboarding tools, your employment conditions and the multitude of resources to take advantage of your student contract, such as networking.

More details

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GC Data Conference 2024

February 21 – 22, 2024

The annual GC Data Conference, now in its eighth year, is the primary forum for public servants and data leaders to increase awareness, share knowledge, and advance data applications across the Government of Canada.

With the theme of “From Insight to Foresight”, the GC Data Conference 2024 will explore issues and opportunities related to the responsible use of artificial intelligence, data and process automation, and applying human-centred principles to data activities.

Participants will engage in discussions on improving service delivery, policy development, and decision-making to support ethical and equitable data usage, human-centred design, and inclusivity when working with new and disruptive technologies.

This event is delivered through a partnership with Transport Canada and the Canada School of Public Service, with the subject-matter support and expertise of the GC Data Community.

More details here.

Modern Treaties and Self-Government Agreements Training

This virtual training is specifically designed for federal public servants who are looking to enhance their understanding and skills in this crucial area. The goal is to provide an informative, engaging, and interactive experience that aligns with your professional needs and interests.

The CIRNAC Modern Treaty and Self-Government Agreement Training Team created this training to serve as an introduction to Modern Treaties and Self-Government Agreements, and it’s designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of these important topics. The session lasts approximately two hours and covers key areas.

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.



Canadian Digital Service Research Survey

We want to hear from you! Help improve digital service delivery in the Government of Canada.

The Canadian Digital Service is working on modern, accessible, easy to use products to help you, and public servants like you, build and deliver better digital services.

To ensure we’re meeting your needs, we’re conducting research to learn more about your team’s priorities, and how federal public servants adopt and apply new technologies in their work.

Click here to participate.

Volunteer with the CVITP to help vulnerable Canadians

Every year, thousands of volunteers across Canada donate their time to help those in need do their taxes at free tax clinics through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program (ITAVP) in Quebec.
Free tax clinics can make a big difference in the lives of those with modest incomes by helping them access the benefits and credits they are entitled to. This is money they rely on to make rent, pay for childcare or buy food for their families.
You can choose to volunteer virtually or in person. It helps if you have a basic understanding of income tax, but every volunteer will have access to training, guidance, and tax-filing software to help them out.

Learn more:

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.

To celebrate this launch and enrich your experience, we invite you to a special Ask Me Anything session with public service legend Neil Bouwer. With his extensive experience across various government roles and dedication to mentoring the next generation of public servants, Neil is ready to share his insights on crafting a fulfilling career in public service.

This AMA session will run from February 21st to 23rd, but we encourage you to start engaging with the community and post your questions now!

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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