No Department Left Behind

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard from dozens of people who would like to attend our November conference, but couldn’t because of budget constraints. When we learned about sweeping belt-tightening across the public service this month, we knew we had to do something.

FWD50 is fortunate to have the support of some amazing sponsors, and several departments have invested in FWD50 as part of their training plans for all employees. But there are plenty of people who can’t attend, and many departments who’ve never heard of FWD50. We want to change that—and help boost learning and training in spite of budget cuts.

So we’re launching our No Department Left Behind program, and making two in-person passes available, absolutely free, to new attendees from every department in the Federal Government. This way, the entire Federal government can benefit from the talks, workshops, and networking happening in Ottawa this November.


Details and Eligibility

  • Every department gets two passes. Two pass are available to any Federal employee to attend the main conference.
  • These are for first-time attendees. We want to grow the community and bring new faces to the event.
  • Yes, every department. To be fair to departments who’ve already bought tickets, this applies to every department (but we can’t refund existing purchases.) If you’ve bought 10 tickets already, you get two more, one for anyone and one for an executive.
  • First come, first served. You can apply via the form below. We’ll check to see if someone from the department has already claimed the pass; if not, you’re in.
  • Act fast. We’ll shut down the form shortly, and stop taking applications.


*What if I already have a ticket?

If you’re already coming, now you can bring a colleague or two with you. We really appreciate the support of everyone who’s already purchased a ticket; it’s thanks to your purchases that we’re able to welcome your peers and make networking onsite even better.

If you know someone you think would love FWD50, particularly if they’re in a department that’s never participated, please let them know. Digital transformation affects every facet of the public service; the more people who can handle the huge changes technology brings to government, the better for all of us.


Departments that have yet to claim their tickets:

Accessibility Standards Canada
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Canadian Dairy Commission
Canadian Grain Commission
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Space Agency 
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP
Communications Security Establishment
Copyright Board Canada
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 
Federal Judges not part of any department
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Indian Oil and Gas Canada
International Joint Commission
Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada
National Capital Commission
National Film Board
National Security Intelligence and Review Agency
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Office of the Governor General's Secretary
Office of the Intelligence Commissioner
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada
Polar Knowledge Canada
Privy Council Office
Public Safety Canada
RCMP External Review Committee
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians
Statistical Survey Operations
Supreme Court of Canada
The Correctional Investigator Canada
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Western Economic Diversification Canada

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