2014 Public Service Employee Survey Results by Theme for the Public Service by Question 104. Are you an Aboriginal person?

The results of the 2014 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented by key people management themes (i.e., employee engagement, leadership, workforce, workplace).

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category.

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Employee Engagement

Question 11. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 31 42 11 9 7 0 0 72 16 7869
2014 Non-aboriginal 30 44 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 171562
2011 Aboriginal 36 38 11 8 6 0 0 75 14 8443
2011 Non-aboriginal 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 187717
2008 Aboriginal 37 40 10 8 5 0 0 76 13 6748
2008 Non-aboriginal 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 155786

Question 14. I am willing to put in the extra effort to get the job done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 66 25 5 2 2 0 0 92 3 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 66 28 4 1 1 0 0 93 2 171575
2011 Aboriginal 68 25 4 2 1 0 0 93 3 8453
2011 Non-aboriginal 65 28 4 1 1 0 0 94 2 187920

Question 15. I am proud of the work that I do.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 61 26 7 3 2 0 0 87 5 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 59 29 8 2 1 0 0 88 4 171453
2011 Aboriginal 62 27 7 2 2 0 0 89 4 8450
2011 Non-aboriginal 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 187929

Question 19. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 42 37 11 6 5 0 0 79 11 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 39 40 11 6 3 0 0 79 9 171453
2011 Aboriginal 43 38 9 6 3 0 0 81 10 8459
2011 Non-aboriginal 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 187940
2008 Aboriginal 44 39 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 6787
2008 Non-aboriginal 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 156606

Question 58. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 26 31 18 12 11 1 0 58 24 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 35 17 11 8 1 0 64 19 171591
2011 Aboriginal 29 32 18 11 10 1 0 61 21 8438
2011 Non-aboriginal 28 36 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 187759

Question 59. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 25 34 17 13 11 0 0 60 24 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 27 37 17 12 7 0 0 64 19 171549
2011 Aboriginal 28 35 16 12 9 1 0 63 21 8445
2011 Non-aboriginal 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 187591
2008 Aboriginal 29 36 14 12 8 0 0 65 20 6783
2008 Non-aboriginal 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 17 156529

Question 60. I would prefer to remain with my department or agency, even if a comparable job was available elsewhere in the federal public service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 23 19 14 13 4 1 52 28 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 26 18 13 10 4 1 57 24 171564
2011 Aboriginal 29 24 17 12 13 4 0 56 27 8440
2011 Non-aboriginal 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 187704
2008 Aboriginal 27 27 16 13 11 6 0 57 26 6782
2008 Non-aboriginal 28 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 22 156507
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Leadership

Immediate Supervisor

Question 31. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 40 28 14 9 8 2 1 69 17 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 42 31 12 7 5 2 1 76 12 171574
2011 Aboriginal 38 29 13 9 8 2 1 69 17 8444
2011 Non-aboriginal 41 32 13 7 5 2 1 74 13 187834
2008 Aboriginal 37 28 13 9 9 3 0 68 19 6782
2008 Non-aboriginal 38 31 12 8 6 3 1 72 15 156604

Question 32. My immediate supervisor keeps me informed about the issues affecting my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 38 31 12 11 8 1 0 69 19 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 34 11 9 5 1 0 75 14 171571
2011 Aboriginal 37 32 11 11 9 1 0 69 20 8431
2011 Non-aboriginal 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 187719
2008 Aboriginal 36 31 10 11 10 1 0 68 22 6781
2008 Non-aboriginal 36 35 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 156544

Question 36. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 46 26 12 8 8 1 0 73 16 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 46 30 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 171495

Senior Management

Question 39. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 24 30 16 13 12 6 0 57 26 7860
2014 Non-aboriginal 25 33 17 10 8 8 0 62 19 171482
2011 Aboriginal 23 28 17 13 14 5 0 54 28 8443
2011 Non-aboriginal 23 31 19 11 9 7 0 58 22 187745

Question 40. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 21 28 17 15 15 3 0 51 31 7856
2014 Non-aboriginal 21 31 19 15 11 3 0 54 27 171490
2011 Aboriginal 22 28 17 14 16 2 0 51 31 8438
2011 Non-aboriginal 19 31 20 14 13 3 0 52 28 187608
2008 Aboriginal 23 29 16 13 15 3 0 54 29 6779
2008 Non-aboriginal 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 26 156544

Question 41. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 27 18 18 17 5 0 44 37 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 14 28 21 18 13 5 0 45 33 171433
2011 Aboriginal 14 29 19 19 15 4 0 45 35 8445
2011 Non-aboriginal 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 187768
2008 Aboriginal 12 30 18 20 15 5 0 44 37 6778
2008 Non-aboriginal 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 156517

Question 42. I believe that senior management will try to resolve concerns raised in this survey.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 17 22 17 16 21 7 0 42 39 7859
2014 Non-aboriginal 17 26 19 15 16 6 0 46 34 171459
2011 Aboriginal 17 26 17 15 19 6 0 45 36 8447
2011 Non-aboriginal 15 29 19 16 15 7 0 47 33 187794
2008 Aboriginal 15 26 17 16 18 8 0 45 37 6784
2008 Non-aboriginal 14 29 18 16 15 8 0 47 33 156559

Question 43. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 27 17 18 20 3 0 43 39 7855
2014 Non-aboriginal 14 31 18 19 14 3 0 47 34 171402
2011 Aboriginal 15 30 16 19 18 3 0 46 38 8442
2011 Non-aboriginal 13 34 18 20 13 3 0 48 34 187638
2008 Aboriginal 15 33 13 20 15 3 0 50 36 6779
2008 Non-aboriginal 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 32 156531

Question 44. I have access to senior management in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 26 31 16 12 12 3 1 59 24 7849
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 32 17 13 10 4 1 58 24 171311
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Workforce

Performance Management

Question 12. I receive meaningful recognition for work well done.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 20 32 16 16 15 0 0 53 31 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 21 35 17 15 11 0 0 57 26 171516
2011 Aboriginal 21 35 15 15 14 0 0 56 29 8460
2011 Non-aboriginal 21 38 16 14 10 0 0 59 25 187966

Question 28. In my work unit, unsatisfactory employee performance is managed effectively.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 11 20 18 19 20 10 2 35 44 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 22 19 18 15 13 2 38 40 171539

Question 30. I receive useful feedback from my immediate supervisor on my job performance.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 36 32 13 10 8 1 0 68 19 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 36 36 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 171597
2011 Aboriginal 33 33 13 10 9 1 0 68 19 8445
2011 Non-aboriginal 33 37 13 10 7 0 0 71 17 187890
2008 Aboriginal 32 33 11 11 11 1 0 67 22 6785
2008 Non-aboriginal 31 36 13 11 8 1 1 67 20 156598

Question 34. My immediate supervisor assesses my work against identified goals and objectives.  

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 40 30 13 6 5 5 1 74 12 7860
2014 Non-aboriginal 41 34 12 5 4 4 1 79 9 171535
2011 Aboriginal 38 29 14 6 6 5 1 72 13 8435
2011 Non-aboriginal 40 32 13 6 5 4 1 75 11 187558
2008 Aboriginal 35 29 14 7 7 7 1 69 16 6773
2008 Non-aboriginal 37 31 13 7 6 6 1 73 13 156434

Question 38. I receive the support I need from senior management to address unsatisfactory performance issues in my work unit. (Question asked only to supervisors)

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 33 15 12 8 2 3 63 21 1482
2014 Non-aboriginal 25 36 15 10 6 3 5 67 17 38543

Staffing

Question 26. In my work unit, I believe that we hire people who can do the job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 23 35 13 16 10 2 1 60 27 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 25 39 13 14 7 2 1 66 21 171581
2011 Aboriginal 25 33 13 16 11 2 1 59 28 8455
2011 Non-aboriginal 26 37 13 14 7 2 1 65 22 187978
2008 Aboriginal 24 35 12 15 11 2 1 61 27 6789
2008 Non-aboriginal 26 38 12 14 7 2 1 66 22 156602

Question 27. In my work unit, the process of selecting a person for a position is done fairly.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 22 25 16 15 15 6 1 51 32 7860
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 28 16 13 10 7 1 57 26 171562
2011 Aboriginal 25 23 14 15 16 6 1 51 33 8446
2011 Non-aboriginal 26 27 15 13 11 6 1 58 26 187804
2008 Aboriginal 24 25 13 15 15 6 1 53 32 6783
2008 Non-aboriginal 27 28 14 13 10 7 1 60 25 156550

Job Fit and Development

Question 5. I get the training I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 23 36 12 17 12 0 0 59 29 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 39 12 15 9 0 0 64 24 171492
2011 Aboriginal 27 39 12 13 8 0 1 67 22 8443
2011 Non-aboriginal 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 187815
2008 Aboriginal 25 40 11 14 9 0 1 65 23 6777
2008 Non-aboriginal 25 42 13 13 6 0 1 68 19 156623

Question 6. My job is a good fit with my interests.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 39 38 11 7 5 0 0 77 12 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 39 39 11 7 4 0 0 78 11 171565
2011 Aboriginal 43 34 11 7 4 0 0 77 11 8440
2011 Non-aboriginal 43 37 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 187765
2008 Aboriginal 38 39 11 7 5 0 0 78 12 6792
2008 Non-aboriginal 38 41 11 7 4 0 0 79 10 156630

Question 7. My job is a good fit with my skills.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 45 35 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 44 38 8 6 3 0 0 83 9 171474
2011 Aboriginal 47 36 7 5 4 0 0 83 9 8449
2011 Non-aboriginal 46 39 7 5 3 0 0 84 8 187861
2008 Aboriginal 44 40 7 5 4 0 0 84 9 6785
2008 Non-aboriginal 43 42 7 5 3 0 0 85 8 156678

Question 53. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 19 28 17 16 16 3 0 49 34 7856
2014 Non-aboriginal 19 31 17 16 13 3 1 52 30 171516
2011 Aboriginal 22 32 14 15 14 2 0 55 30 8454
2011 Non-aboriginal 21 34 17 15 12 2 0 56 27 187834
2008 Aboriginal 21 33 15 15 14 2 0 55 30 6787
2008 Non-aboriginal 19 36 17 15 11 1 0 56 27 156547

Question 54. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 23 14 17 26 2 2 40 45 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 25 15 18 22 2 2 43 41 171563
2011 Aboriginal 16 26 14 17 24 2 2 44 42 8448
2011 Non-aboriginal 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 187803
2008 Aboriginal 17 30 13 16 20 2 1 49 37 6780
2008 Non-aboriginal 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 156449

Empowerment

Question 16. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 20 38 13 16 13 0 0 58 29 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 21 40 14 14 10 0 0 62 24 171552
2011 Aboriginal 28 37 12 12 11 0 0 65 23 8445
2011 Non-aboriginal 28 40 13 12 8 0 0 68 19 187786

Question 17. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 33 15 13 11 0 0 61 24 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 171536

Question 18. I have support at work to provide a high level of service.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 26 35 15 13 10 0 0 62 23 7861
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 38 16 11 7 0 0 66 18 171497
2011 Aboriginal 33 38 13 10 5 1 1 71 15 8444
2011 Non-aboriginal 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 187674

Work-life Balance and Workload

Question 9. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 34 31 12 12 10 0 0 65 22 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 36 34 12 9 7 0 1 71 16 171465
2011 Aboriginal 36 34 11 10 8 0 1 71 18 8454
2011 Non-aboriginal 38 36 11 8 5 0 1 75 14 187857

Question 10. I feel I can claim overtime compensation (in money or in leave) for the overtime hours that I work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 29 22 11 12 17 2 8 56 32 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 30 24 11 11 12 2 10 61 26 171508
2011 Aboriginal 30 23 11 12 16 2 7 58 31 8448
2011 Non-aboriginal 31 24 10 11 13 2 10 62 27 187840
2008 Aboriginal 35 23 8 11 14 1 7 63 28 6784
2008 Non-aboriginal 34 24 9 11 12 2 9 65 25 156526

Question 20. I can complete my assigned workload during my regular working hours.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 34 32 19 8 6 0 1 67 14 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 35 34 17 7 5 0 1 70 12 171570
2011 Aboriginal 34 33 18 8 5 0 1 68 13 8448
2011 Non-aboriginal 34 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 187893
2008 Aboriginal 29 33 21 10 6 0 1 63 16 6787
2008 Non-aboriginal 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 156580

Question 35. Subject to operational requirements, my immediate supervisor supports the use of flexible work arrangements (e.g., flexible hours, compressed workweeks, telework).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 45 22 10 5 9 3 6 74 16 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 47 23 9 5 6 3 6 78 12 171578
2011 Aboriginal 41 26 10 7 10 2 3 71 18 8452
2011 Non-aboriginal 44 26 9 7 7 2 4 75 15 187911

Mobility and Retention

Question 61. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not Sure
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 26 38 36 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 26 40 34 171564
2011 Aboriginal 28 39 33 8458
2011 Non-aboriginal 27 42 31 188004

Question 62. Please indicate your reason for leaving.
(Question asked only to employees who answered "Yes" to question 61)

Survey year Demographic To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal public service
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 14 29 30 13 13 2129
2014 Non-aboriginal 19 32 30 9 10 45192
2011 Aboriginal 12 35 34 9 11 2413
2011 Non-aboriginal 19 32 31 8 10 50735
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Workplace

Organizational Goals

Question 13. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department’s or agency’s goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 37 39 12 6 5 1 0 76 11 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 38 40 12 6 4 1 0 79 10 171497
2011 Aboriginal 38 39 11 6 4 1 0 79 11 8453
2011 Non-aboriginal 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 187932
2008 Aboriginal 43 37 10 5 4 1 0 81 9 6782
2008 Non-aboriginal 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 156521

Question 45. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 24 37 18 11 8 2 0 62 19 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 41 18 10 6 2 0 66 16 171585
2011 Aboriginal 27 39 16 10 7 2 0 66 17 8446
2011 Non-aboriginal 24 42 17 10 5 1 0 67 16 187731

Question 46. My department or agency reviews and evaluates the progress towards meeting its goals and objectives.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 21 33 21 10 7 8 0 59 19 7860
2014 Non-aboriginal 21 36 21 8 5 9 0 63 15 171453
2011 Aboriginal 23 36 19 9 6 7 0 64 16 8436
2011 Non-aboriginal 21 39 19 9 4 8 0 65 14 187635

Organizational Performance

Question 21a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... constantly changing priorities.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 14 29 33 15 7 1 2 22 44 7851
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 28 36 16 7 1 2 23 40 171223
2011 Aboriginal 14 27 32 16 7 1 2 24 43 8442
2011 Non-aboriginal 12 27 35 16 7 1 2 24 40 187429
2008 Aboriginal 14 29 33 15 6 1 1 22 44 6768
2008 Non-aboriginal 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 156310

Question 21b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... lack of stability in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 16 23 29 17 10 2 2 29 40 7846
2014 Non-aboriginal 13 22 29 20 11 2 3 32 37 171079
2011 Aboriginal 14 21 27 20 12 3 3 34 37 8432
2011 Non-aboriginal 12 20 29 21 12 2 3 35 34 187246
2008 Aboriginal 15 22 27 20 11 2 2 33 38 6759
2008 Non-aboriginal 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 156060

Question 21c. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... too many approval stages.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 22 25 27 14 7 2 3 22 50 7846
2014 Non-aboriginal 20 25 27 14 7 2 3 23 48 171105
2011 Aboriginal 20 23 27 15 9 2 4 26 46 8420
2011 Non-aboriginal 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 187213
2008 Aboriginal 18 25 28 16 8 2 2 24 46 6755
2008 Non-aboriginal 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 156055

Question 21d. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... unreasonable deadlines.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 17 31 25 12 1 3 39 28 7821
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 17 33 25 12 1 3 38 27 170698
2011 Aboriginal 10 16 31 25 13 1 4 40 27 8414
2011 Non-aboriginal 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 186987
2008 Aboriginal 10 17 32 26 12 1 3 40 27 6750
2008 Non-aboriginal 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 155994

Question 21e. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... having to do the same or more work, but with fewer resources.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 24 25 24 14 9 1 3 24 51 7849
2014 Non-aboriginal 20 25 27 15 9 1 3 24 47 171114
2011 Aboriginal 21 23 26 16 9 2 3 26 46 8439
2011 Non-aboriginal 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 187374
2008 Aboriginal 19 24 27 16 10 1 2 27 45 6749
2008 Non-aboriginal 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 156033

Question 21f. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... high staff turnover.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 14 18 25 22 13 3 4 38 35 7843
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 17 27 24 13 3 5 40 31 171022
2011 Aboriginal 14 19 26 21 13 3 5 37 35 8422
2011 Non-aboriginal 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 187104
2008 Aboriginal 18 22 24 19 11 3 4 32 42 6764
2008 Non-aboriginal 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 34 38 156177

Question 21g. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... overly complicated or unnecessary business processes.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 21 24 29 14 8 2 3 23 47 7840
2014 Non-aboriginal 18 24 31 14 8 2 3 23 44 171130

Respectful Workplace

Question 22. I have positive working relationships with my co-workers.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 55 35 5 3 1 0 0 90 5 7861
2014 Non-aboriginal 61 33 4 2 1 0 0 94 3 171594
2011 Aboriginal 57 32 5 3 1 0 0 90 5 8451
2011 Non-aboriginal 61 33 3 2 1 0 0 94 3 187807

Question 25. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 37 27 11 13 12 1 0 64 25 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 42 30 10 10 7 1 0 73 17 171544

Question 29. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 33 39 10 11 6 0 0 73 17 7857
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 40 9 7 3 0 0 80 11 171499

Question 55. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 38 32 15 6 5 4 1 73 12 7856
2014 Non-aboriginal 41 35 14 4 2 4 1 79 6 171492

Question 56. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas).

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 34 35 14 9 6 2 0 71 15 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 39 37 13 6 3 3 0 78 9 171563
2011 Aboriginal 30 34 15 10 8 2 0 66 19 8445
2011 Non-aboriginal 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 187724

Question 57. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 39 34 12 8 6 1 0 73 14 7856
2014 Non-aboriginal 43 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 171458
2011 Aboriginal 36 35 13 8 7 1 0 72 15 8434
2011 Non-aboriginal 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 77 11 187465
2008 Aboriginal 33 38 12 9 8 1 0 71 17 6777
2008 Non-aboriginal 33 41 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 156502

Ethical Workplace

Question 24. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 25 29 15 13 12 3 2 57 27 7869
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 32 15 10 8 4 3 65 19 171568

Question 47. Employees in my department or agency carry out their duties in the public's interest.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 36 39 12 6 3 3 1 78 9 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 38 41 11 4 2 3 1 82 6 171506
2011 Aboriginal 34 37 14 7 3 3 1 75 11 8441
2011 Non-aboriginal 35 40 13 5 2 3 1 78 8 187656

Question 48. If I am faced with an ethical dilemma or a conflict between values in the workplace, I know where I can go for help in resolving the situation.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 34 36 11 9 7 3 1 73 16 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 37 38 11 7 4 3 1 77 12 171542
2011 Aboriginal 35 33 11 9 7 3 1 71 17 8436
2011 Non-aboriginal 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 187569
2008 Aboriginal 32 33 12 10 9 4 1 68 20 6783
2008 Non-aboriginal 31 36 12 10 6 4 1 70 17 156532

Question 49. Discussions about values and ethics occur in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 23 32 20 12 9 4 1 58 21 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 34 20 10 6 5 1 62 17 171524
2011 Aboriginal 19 33 20 13 10 5 1 55 23 8441
2011 Non-aboriginal 19 35 21 11 7 5 1 57 20 187719

Question 50. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 17 21 16 16 22 6 1 42 41 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 24 18 16 15 9 2 46 34 171520
2011 Aboriginal 15 21 17 17 21 8 2 40 41 8449
2011 Non-aboriginal 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 187810

Physical Environment and Equipment

Question 1. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 30 44 6 14 6 0 0 74 20 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 32 47 5 11 5 0 0 79 16 171560
2011 Aboriginal 35 45 5 11 5 0 0 80 16 8453
2011 Non-aboriginal 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 13 187948
2008 Aboriginal 35 45 4 11 5 0 0 80 16 6789
2008 Non-aboriginal 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 83 13 156600

Question 4. My physical environment (e.g., office, workspace) is suitable for my job requirements.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 36 33 7 13 10 0 0 70 23 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 35 7 11 7 0 0 75 17 171445
2011 Aboriginal 38 34 8 11 8 0 0 73 19 8427
2011 Non-aboriginal 40 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 187541

Question 8. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at work.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 37 37 10 10 5 0 0 75 15 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 42 38 9 7 3 0 0 81 11 171421

Use of Official Languages

Question 2. The material and tools provided for my work, including software and other automated tools, are available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 65 23 5 3 2 1 1 90 5 7866
2014 Non-aboriginal 68 22 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 171528
2011 Aboriginal 69 20 4 3 2 1 1 91 5 8449
2011 Non-aboriginal 71 20 4 3 1 1 1 92 4 187922
2008 Aboriginal 69 20 4 3 2 1 1 91 5 6780
2008 Non-aboriginal 71 20 3 3 1 0 1 92 4 156424

Question 3. When I prepare written materials, including emails, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 65 20 6 4 3 0 2 86 7 7863
2014 Non-aboriginal 64 20 5 6 3 0 1 85 9 171474
2011 Aboriginal 68 18 5 5 3 0 2 87 8 8447
2011 Non-aboriginal 66 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 187842
2008 Aboriginal 68 18 4 5 3 0 2 88 8 6780
2008 Non-aboriginal 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 156486

Question 23. During meetings in my work unit, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 68 14 7 3 4 0 5 86 7 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 70 15 5 4 3 0 3 89 6 171573
2011 Aboriginal 67 14 7 4 3 1 5 85 7 8453
2011 Non-aboriginal 69 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 187744
2008 Aboriginal 63 12 6 4 4 1 9 84 9 6783
2008 Non-aboriginal 67 14 5 4 4 1 6 86 9 156560

Question 33. When I communicate with my immediate supervisor, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 74 12 5 2 3 0 4 90 4 7861
2014 Non-aboriginal 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 93 4 171541
2011 Aboriginal 73 12 5 2 3 0 5 89 5 8441
2011 Non-aboriginal 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 187772
2008 Aboriginal 74 8 4 2 3 1 8 90 6 6783
2008 Non-aboriginal 78 8 3 2 2 0 5 92 5 156466

Question 51. During meetings in my department or agency, the chairpersons create an environment where I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 59 17 9 3 3 2 6 83 7 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 59 21 8 4 2 2 5 85 7 171559

Question 52. The training offered by my department or agency is available in the official language of my choice.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 64 18 7 2 2 3 4 87 5 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 65 20 6 2 1 3 3 90 4 171534
2011 Aboriginal 65 17 7 2 2 3 3 88 4 8447
2011 Non-aboriginal 67 19 6 2 1 2 3 90 4 187758
2008 Aboriginal 67 17 7 2 2 2 3 88 5 6780
2008 Non-aboriginal 67 18 6 2 1 2 3 89 4 156589

Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.
Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record).

Question 63. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 30 70 7850
2014 Non-aboriginal 18 82 171331

Question 64a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 55 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 50 29802

Question 64b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 63 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 62 29802

Question 64c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 7 29802

Question 64d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 4 29802

Question 64e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 5 29802

Question 64f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 8 29802

Question 64g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 4 2276
2014 Non-aboriginal 4 29802

Question 65a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 41 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 29832

Question 65b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 43 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 29832

Question 65c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 47 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 42 29832

Question 65d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 44 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 40 29832

Question 65e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work or withholding resources
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 34 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 29832

Question 65f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 61 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 57 29832

Question 65g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced.  Personal attack
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 39 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 36 29832

Question 65h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 3 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 2 29832

Question 65i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 29832

Question 65j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 16 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 13 29832

Question 65k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 52 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 46 29832

Question 65l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling or shouting
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 32 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 29 29832

Question 65m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 16 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 14 29832

Question 66a. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 50 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 51 29824

Question 66b. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the harassment.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 29 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 30 29824

Question 66c. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 10 29824

Question 66d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 21 29824

Question 66e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 13 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 29824

Question 66f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 9 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 7 29824

Question 66g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 17 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 29824

Question 66h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 11 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 29824

Question 66i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 25 2278
2014 Non-aboriginal 25 29824

Question 67a. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 13 27754

Question 67b. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 17 27754

Question 67c. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 9 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 27754

Question 67d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 8 27754

Question 67e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 10 27754

Question 67f. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 11 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 10 27754

Question 67g. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 27754

Question 67h. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 9 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 8 27754

Question 67i. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 13 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 27754

Question 67j. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 25 27754

Question 67k. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 27754

Question 67l. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal ((e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 49 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 44 27754

Question 67m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 2 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 2 27754

Question 67n. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 57 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 54 27754

Question 67o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of harassment (Q63) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q66))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 13 2073
2014 Non-aboriginal 13 27754

Question 68. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 18 21 10 13 18 4 43 30 7865
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 19 20 7 7 25 7 50 21 171552

Question 69. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 24 27 20 10 10 8 1 56 22 7860
2014 Non-aboriginal 26 31 19 7 5 11 1 65 14 171488
2011 Aboriginal 29 33 16 9 7 5 0 65 17 8435
2011 Non-aboriginal 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 11 187659

Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction, which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others, or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 11 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record.

Question 74. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 85 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 8 92 171252

Question 75a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 47 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 35 12531

Question 75b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 76 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 80 12531

Question 75c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 4 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 3 12531

Question 75d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility
(e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees) (Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 6 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 3 12531

Question 75e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 6 12531

Question 75f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 7 12531

Question 75g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 1123
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 12531

Question 76a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 36 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 19 12521

Question 76b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 19 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 17 12521

Question 76c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 12 12521

Question 76d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 5 12521

Question 76e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 20 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 23 12521

Question 76f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 21 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 24 12521

Question 76g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 4 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 3 12521

Question 76h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 7 12521

Question 76i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 15 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 12521

Question 76j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Disability
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 21 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 12521

Question 76k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 1 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 1 12521

Question 76l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 25 1127
2014 Non-aboriginal 31 12521

Question 77a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 30 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 12533

Question 77b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 17 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 16 12533

Question 77c. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 6 12533

Question 77d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 22 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 19 12533

Question 77e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 6 12533

Question 77f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 7 12533

Question 77g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 11 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 12533

Question 77h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 12533

Question 77i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 46 1125
2014 Non-aboriginal 48 12533

Question 78a. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 7 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 6 11645

Question 78b. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 8 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 11 11645

Question 78c. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The behaviour stopped.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 4 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 4 11645

Question 78d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual apologized.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 3 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 2 11645

Question 78e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Management intervened.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 3 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 3 11645

Question 78f. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 5 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 5 11645

Question 78g. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 6 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 8 11645

Question 78h. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 11645

Question 78i. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 11645

Question 78j. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 28 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 23 11645

Question 78k. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced?  I was advised against filing a complaint.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 10 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 9 11645

Question 78l. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal ((e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 51 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 44 11645

Question 78m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 3 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 2 11645

Question 78n. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 66 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 65 11645

Question 78o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Other
(Question asked only to employees who indicated that they were a victim of discrimination (Q74) and that they did not file a grievance / formal complaint (Q77))

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 1025
2014 Non-aboriginal 13 11645

Question 79. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 17 18 23 6 7 23 5 49 18 7864
2014 Non-aboriginal 17 18 21 4 3 31 7 56 11 171509

Question 80. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 27 27 20 6 6 12 1 62 14 7858
2014 Non-aboriginal 28 30 18 4 3 15 2 70 8 171429
2011 Aboriginal 34 32 15 7 5 6 0 71 12 8449
2011 Non-aboriginal 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 78 7 187669

Duty to Accommodate

The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, and pardoned conviction or suspended record. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 81. Having carefully read the definition above, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs in the workplace in the last two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 22 78 7849
2014 Non-aboriginal 15 85 171200

Question 82. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?
(Question asked only to employees who requested measures to accommodate their needs (Q81))

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 76 24 1722
2014 Non-aboriginal 78 22 25406

Question 83. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.
(Question asked only to employees who requested measures to accommodate their needs (Q81) and indicated that measures were taken (Q82))

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 45 32 7 10 5 0 0 78 15 1313
2014 Non-aboriginal 50 32 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 19935

Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

Question 70. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 31 47 9 5 2 2 3 82 8 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 26 50 10 5 2 2 5 81 8 171561
2011 Aboriginal 30 48 9 6 2 1 3 82 8 8443
2011 Non-aboriginal 25 51 10 6 2 1 4 81 8 187759
2008 Aboriginal 29 47 9 6 3 2 4 81 9 6794
2008 Non-aboriginal 25 49 10 7 3 2 5 79 10 156732

Question 71. The union-management consultation process has been effective in addressing issues in my workplace.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 12 25 23 11 8 14 6 47 24 7862
2014 Non-aboriginal 10 24 23 10 6 19 8 46 22 171518
2011 Aboriginal 13 27 22 11 8 15 5 49 24 8453
2011 Non-aboriginal 10 26 23 10 6 19 6 48 22 187692

Question 72. My immediate supervisor understands and respects the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 35 31 14 6 4 8 3 74 10 7868
2014 Non-aboriginal 35 34 12 4 2 8 5 80 7 171553
2011 Aboriginal 35 31 13 6 4 8 3 74 11 8451
2011 Non-aboriginal 36 34 12 4 2 8 4 79 7 187807
2008 Aboriginal 32 34 12 6 4 8 4 75 11 6791
2008 Non-aboriginal 33 36 12 4 2 8 5 80 7 156625

Question 73. Senior managers respect the provisions of my collective agreement.

Survey year Demographic Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2014 Aboriginal 26 29 17 8 7 10 3 63 17 7852
2014 Non-aboriginal 27 32 15 6 4 11 5 70 12 171439
2011 Aboriginal 28 29 16 8 6 10 3 65 16 8433
2011 Non-aboriginal 27 33 15 6 4 10 4 71 12 187487
2008 Aboriginal 28 31 14 10 7 7 3 65 19 6782
2008 Non-aboriginal 29 34 13 8 4 7 5 71 14 156584