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Federal Public Servants Honoured for Excellence

/ -- OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2016) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Today, recipients of the 2016 Public Service Award of Excellence were recognized for their talent and dedication to achieving results for Canada and Canadians at a ceremony held in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Honourable David Johnston, was joined by Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service, to present the awards and congratulate the recipients for their work in delivering quality programs and services for Canadians.

During the ceremony, 33 awards were presented in 13 categories to 238 recipients.

Quick Facts

  • The 238 recipients of the 2016 award have excelled in a wide range of areas, from using robotics to improve health care in the North, to better protecting our food and water from pathogen contamination, to supporting efforts to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada.
  • The complete list of this year's award recipients, as well as profiles of award winners from the previous two years, are available on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Public Service Award of Excellence web page.
  • The award is non-monetary and may be given to individuals or groups comprising up to 15 recipients.
  • Recipients are selected by a committee that evaluates nominations submitted from across the public service using established criteria for each award category.


"The winners being recognized today have made a concrete difference in the lives of Canadians. They personify the commitment and the courage to lead, innovate, create and implement the very best in the service of their fellow citizens."

- Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board

"Across the public service, at all levels, these winners have been chosen for their exemplary contributions. I am proud to join the Governor General of Canada to present these awards, knowing that Canada is better off as a result of their stellar work."

- Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

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