Message from Andrew Saranchuk, Recognition Champion
2020 National Awards Ceremony: Delayed until November, but Recognition happens year-round!
Every year, Justice takes time to recognize the exceptional work of our colleagues at the National Awards Ceremony. This year, we looked forward to moving the ceremony from November 2019 to June 2020, to allow us to mark the achievements of Justice employees during National Public Service Week.
Unfortunately, in light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the timing of the Awards Ceremony will be postponed. Consistent with the Department’s overall plan for a phased approach to resuming operations, the current plan is to have the ceremony take place in November 2020. More information about the new date will follow when the situation becomes clearer.
As the last couple of months have shown us, our employees continue to be our greatest asset in the Department of Justice, and there is truly some remarkable work occurring every day. Taking the time to recognize and thank each other is an ongoing effort and a best practice for all of us throughout the year, in both formal and informal ways.
If you know someone who is deserving of recognition, we encourage you to show your appreciation through various means, including day-to-day recognition practices, or acknowledging them with a local award. Now, more than ever, we rely on the support of our colleagues.
As Deputy Minister Nathalie Drouin and Associate Deputy Minister François Daigle have said many times, we greatly appreciate your ingenuity, passion and dedication to your work.
Thank you for everything all of you do every day, and be well.
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