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DM and Associate DM Message: COVID-19 – A Tremendous Team Effort

Together, we have reached the end of a challenging week. During this time of immense change, it has been a privilege to see Justice employees across the country unite to deliver exceptional service and to support each other.

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, our daily routines have shifted, both at home and at work. As requirements evolved throughout the week, employees adapted to meet new demands and are adjusting to new ways of working. This way of working – with all of us practicing social distancing and most of us working from home – will continue for the foreseeable future.

Many of you have taken on additional functions, or provided operational workarounds or technical support to your colleagues. Many, if not all of us, face challenges and frustrations, from accessing an overloaded network or finding meaningful ways to contribute from a distance. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this period of adjustment.

We are deeply grateful for your ongoing professionalism as we all adapt to new ways of working. Your dedication has never been clearer.

You have seen several updates from Bill Kroll, our Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, about working remotely, leave provisions, and resources to help support your mental and physical health. We also now have an employee-focused website where staff can find the latest updates and other important links.

As well, we will continue to share the most up-to-date information about how our department will operate during this period.

Above all, we want to emphasize that we are a team, regardless of any physical distance between us. We are committed to supporting all Justice employees, and we encourage you to stay in close communication with your teams, your managers, and your colleagues across Canada. Please continue to prioritize your health and wellness, and thank you for taking social distancing seriously. We are so proud of this department’s work to support Canadians and one another.

Again, thank you for your extraordinary efforts during this extraordinary time.

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