2017 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Office of the Chief Electoral Officer by Question 116. Are you an Aboriginal person?

The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented according to the numerical order of questions, grouped by section theme as they appeared in the questionnaire. Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

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.

Survey Themes

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My Job

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
2017 Aboriginal 41 50 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 50 42 3 4 1 0 0 92 5 419
2014 Aboriginal 30 39 13 18 0 0 0 69 18 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 36 48 5 8 2 0 0 84 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 50 6 22 0 0 0 72 22 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 44 48 3 5 0 0 0 92 5 398
2008 Aboriginal 27 47 13 13 0 0 0 73 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 47 42 4 6 2 0 0 89 7 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 69 13 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 69 24 3 3 0 0 0 93 4 419
2014 Aboriginal 62 26 6 6 0 0 0 88 6 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 61 27 4 6 1 0 1 89 8 407
2011 Aboriginal 50 39 11 0 0 0 0 89 0 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 72 20 4 2 1 1 0 93 3 396
2008 Aboriginal 47 47 7 0 0 0 0 93 0 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 65 25 3 4 3 0 0 90 7 247

Question 3. When I prepare written materials, including email, 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
2017 Aboriginal 29 32 0 9 18 0 12 69 31 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 59 21 10 7 3 0 1 81 10 418
2014 Aboriginal 55 20 6 19 0 0 0 75 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 52 30 8 9 1 0 0 82 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 44 44 0 11 0 0 0 89 11 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 61 22 6 9 2 0 0 84 11 396
2008 Aboriginal 40 20 7 20 13 0 0 60 33 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 55 28 6 8 3 0 0 83 11 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 53 47 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 33 4 7 3 0 0 86 10 419
2014 Aboriginal 13 13 6 38 30 0 0 26 68 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 44 33 6 10 7 0 0 77 17 408
2011 Aboriginal 33 50 6 6 6 0 0 83 11 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 48 31 7 10 4 0 0 79 14 396

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
2017 Aboriginal 22 78 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 45 38 10 5 1 0 1 84 6 418
2014 Aboriginal 19 45 22 0 13 0 0 65 13 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 40 39 10 7 3 0 0 79 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 56 6 11 6 0 0 78 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 40 39 10 6 3 0 2 81 9 398
2008 Aboriginal 33 27 13 13 13 0 0 60 27 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 21 36 21 13 7 1 0 58 21 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 32 37 12 19 0 0 0 69 19 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 40 40 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 419
2014 Aboriginal 30 51 6 6 7 0 0 81 13 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 33 45 10 8 3 0 0 78 11 407
2011 Aboriginal 39 33 11 6 11 0 0 72 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 36 41 12 7 3 0 0 78 10 397
2008 Aboriginal 27 33 27 0 13 0 0 60 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 31 44 14 7 4 0 0 75 11 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 37 44 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 44 37 9 6 3 0 0 81 9 419
2014 Aboriginal 30 38 13 13 7 0 0 68 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 43 37 9 8 3 0 0 80 12 407
2011 Aboriginal 44 28 11 11 6 0 0 72 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 38 40 10 6 4 0 0 79 11 398
2008 Aboriginal 60 20 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 36 43 10 7 4 0 0 79 11 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 48 40 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 37 7 3 1 0 0 89 4 418
2014 Aboriginal 33 55 13 0 0 0 0 87 0 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 47 40 8 4 1 0 1 88 4 407

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
2017 Aboriginal 32 50 9 9 0 0 0 82 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 44 34 11 7 3 1 0 79 11 418
2014 Aboriginal 7 25 20 19 30 0 0 32 48 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 35 39 13 6 3 2 2 77 10 407
2011 Aboriginal 22 33 17 11 17 0 0 56 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 39 41 12 6 2 0 1 80 8 397

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
2017 Aboriginal 44 10 0 9 9 9 18 75 25 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 46 24 9 4 3 1 12 80 9 418
2014 Aboriginal 13 32 13 35 0 0 7 49 38 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 41 26 9 6 3 2 12 79 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 28 33 11 17 6 0 6 65 24 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 47 23 6 9 4 0 11 79 14 398
2008 Aboriginal 47 27 13 7 0 0 7 79 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 53 26 3 6 4 0 7 86 11 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 32 39 20 9 0 0 0 71 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 43 11 5 4 0 0 80 9 418
2014 Aboriginal 19 32 19 0 29 0 0 51 29 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 31 45 12 9 3 0 0 76 12 407
2011 Aboriginal 35 41 12 6 6 0 0 76 12 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 31 41 15 8 6 0 0 72 13 397
2008 Aboriginal 53 20 20 0 7 0 0 73 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 46 11 10 4 0 0 75 14 246

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
2017 Aboriginal 34 28 19 10 9 0 0 62 19 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 33 38 14 10 5 1 0 71 15 419
2014 Aboriginal 7 26 7 44 17 0 0 33 61 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 28 37 17 11 6 0 0 66 17 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 28 6 11 33 0 0 50 44 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 27 43 11 13 5 0 0 71 18 398

Question 13. I have clear work 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
2017 Aboriginal 13 56 10 21 0 0 0 69 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 31 40 14 10 5 0 0 71 15 417

Question 14. 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
2017 Aboriginal 29 41 9 12 9 0 0 70 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 48 38 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 419
2014 Aboriginal 36 39 0 12 6 6 0 81 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 40 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 408
2011 Aboriginal 39 33 6 0 22 0 0 72 22 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 44 40 9 4 2 1 0 85 6 400
2008 Aboriginal 53 27 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 48 34 11 4 4 0 0 81 8 246

Question 15. Overall, I feel valued 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
2017 Aboriginal 34 28 28 10 0 0 0 62 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 36 14 9 4 0 0 73 13 419

Question 16. 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
2017 Aboriginal 32 59 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 55 34 9 1 1 0 0 89 2 418
2014 Aboriginal 62 25 0 6 6 0 0 87 13 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 61 29 6 3 1 0 0 90 4 407
2011 Aboriginal 83 11 0 6 0 0 0 94 6 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 52 36 9 3 1 0 0 88 4 398

Question 17. 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
2017 Aboriginal 32 37 12 10 10 0 0 68 20 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 36 40 13 6 4 0 1 77 10 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 33 7 31 29 0 0 33 61 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 29 43 14 9 4 0 0 72 14 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 33 11 22 11 0 0 56 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 32 43 11 8 6 0 1 75 13 396

Question 18. 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
2017 Aboriginal 34 19 18 19 10 0 0 53 29 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 42 36 10 8 4 0 1 78 12 416
2014 Aboriginal 0 39 19 28 13 0 0 39 41 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 35 37 13 9 5 0 0 73 14 408

Question 19. 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
2017 Aboriginal 44 28 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 39 38 15 5 3 0 0 77 8 418
2014 Aboriginal 7 33 7 31 23 0 0 39 54 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 31 44 14 7 4 1 0 75 11 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 39 22 17 0 0 0 61 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 38 39 14 6 2 1 0 78 8 400

Question 20. 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
2017 Aboriginal 44 37 0 0 10 9 0 89 11 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 44 38 10 3 3 0 0 83 7 418
2014 Aboriginal 23 39 25 6 6 0 0 62 13 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 38 41 12 5 3 0 0 79 8 408
2011 Aboriginal 39 39 6 11 6 0 0 78 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 40 41 10 7 3 0 0 81 10 398
2008 Aboriginal 47 33 7 7 7 0 0 80 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 53 10 3 4 0 0 83 7 247

Question 21. 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
2017 Aboriginal 72 18 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 45 35 12 6 2 0 0 81 8 419
2014 Aboriginal 30 26 26 12 7 0 0 56 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 38 37 15 6 3 0 0 76 9 408
2011 Aboriginal 47 41 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 42 34 15 6 3 0 0 77 8 398
2008 Aboriginal 13 53 27 7 0 0 0 67 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 31 40 16 10 3 0 0 72 13 247

Question 22a. 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
2017 Aboriginal 9 9 63 9 9 0 0 18 18 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 5 22 41 17 10 0 5 28 29 418
2014 Aboriginal 29 32 26 7 7 0 0 13 61 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 9 27 39 17 6 1 1 24 36 407
2011 Aboriginal 17 22 44 17 0 0 0 17 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 10 22 40 17 7 0 4 25 33 399
2008 Aboriginal 13 33 27 20 7 0 0 27 47 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 13 31 34 13 6 1 2 20 45 247

Question 22b. 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
2017 Aboriginal 0 18 50 32 0 0 0 32 18 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 8 16 28 25 14 3 6 43 27 416
2014 Aboriginal 25 36 13 7 13 7 0 21 65 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 9 22 29 22 11 4 3 35 33 405
2011 Aboriginal 17 28 28 22 6 0 0 28 44 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 8 17 30 26 12 2 5 41 27 398
2008 Aboriginal 14 29 29 14 7 7 0 23 46 14
2008 Non-Aboriginal 14 25 27 21 10 1 2 32 40 247

Question 22c. 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
2017 Aboriginal 12 9 56 23 0 0 0 23 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 8 19 38 19 12 1 4 32 28 418
2014 Aboriginal 37 36 7 13 7 0 0 20 74 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 24 33 17 10 2 3 28 37 407
2011 Aboriginal 22 28 22 11 11 6 0 24 53 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 10 20 31 22 9 3 5 34 33 398
2008 Aboriginal 7 33 33 13 7 7 0 21 43 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 13 27 32 16 9 1 3 26 41 247

Question 22d. 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
2017 Aboriginal 0 9 9 82 0 0 0 82 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 4 15 31 29 17 1 3 48 20 414
2014 Aboriginal 19 17 19 33 13 0 0 46 35 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 4 18 34 27 13 2 1 41 23 406
2011 Aboriginal 0 17 39 28 17 0 0 44 17 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 3 14 32 34 13 1 4 49 18 398
2008 Aboriginal 13 7 40 33 7 0 0 40 20 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 8 17 38 28 6 1 2 35 26 247

Question 22e. 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
2017 Aboriginal 0 0 31 51 0 0 18 62 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 8 17 29 22 16 1 6 41 27 417
2014 Aboriginal 42 13 13 19 13 0 0 32 55 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 11 24 30 18 10 2 4 30 38 407
2011 Aboriginal 11 28 22 33 6 0 0 39 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 10 20 31 21 13 1 5 36 32 398
2008 Aboriginal 7 27 60 0 7 0 0 7 33 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 11 18 33 25 9 1 4 35 30 245

Question 22f. 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
2017 Aboriginal 0 31 42 9 9 0 9 20 34 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 13 23 22 21 12 4 5 36 40 418
2014 Aboriginal 25 13 19 30 13 0 0 43 38 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 8 19 27 25 12 6 3 41 30 407
2011 Aboriginal 11 11 33 17 11 0 17 33 27 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 6 14 27 27 15 4 7 47 22 396
2008 Aboriginal 13 20 27 20 7 7 7 31 38 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 12 32 23 16 10 2 5 28 47 247

Question 22g. 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
2017 Aboriginal 12 22 20 37 9 0 0 47 34 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 6 20 38 20 10 3 4 32 28 418
2014 Aboriginal 25 42 13 13 0 7 0 14 72 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 19 35 16 13 3 3 31 32 406
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My Work Unit

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
2017 Aboriginal 63 28 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 63 21 7 6 2 0 1 85 8 418
2014 Aboriginal 49 19 12 20 0 0 0 68 20 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 62 22 5 7 2 0 1 86 9 408
2011 Aboriginal 35 29 18 6 6 6 0 69 13 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 62 24 4 8 3 0 0 86 11 399
2008 Aboriginal 53 33 0 13 0 0 0 87 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 52 25 6 11 4 0 2 79 15 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 34 48 9 0 0 9 0 90 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 32 30 13 8 5 6 6 71 15 419
2014 Aboriginal 6 26 19 19 23 7 0 35 45 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 31 31 11 11 6 4 5 68 19 407

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
2017 Aboriginal 71 9 0 20 0 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 31 7 6 4 0 0 83 10 418
2014 Aboriginal 13 26 20 12 23 0 6 42 37 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 32 8 9 6 0 0 77 14 407

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
2017 Aboriginal 62 28 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 37 38 12 7 5 1 1 76 12 416
2014 Aboriginal 6 45 19 10 19 0 0 52 29 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 30 42 11 11 4 1 0 73 16 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 33 17 22 6 0 0 56 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 33 38 10 11 6 1 2 73 17 400
2008 Aboriginal 20 40 13 7 20 0 0 60 27 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 31 37 11 14 6 0 0 69 20 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 18 44 9 20 0 9 0 68 22 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 35 34 11 9 6 5 1 73 16 419
2014 Aboriginal 19 20 26 23 6 7 0 42 31 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 30 31 14 11 8 5 1 66 19 408
2011 Aboriginal 33 22 11 17 17 0 0 56 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 38 25 11 9 9 7 2 68 20 400
2008 Aboriginal 33 13 7 13 33 0 0 47 47 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 32 33 14 8 11 2 0 66 19 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 0 41 10 0 9 40 0 68 15 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 17 23 16 14 9 17 4 52 29 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 13 19 42 19 7 0 14 65 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 14 23 18 16 11 14 2 45 33 408

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
2017 Aboriginal 62 19 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 36 5 5 2 0 0 88 7 418
2014 Aboriginal 13 39 31 6 10 0 0 52 17 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 37 10 5 2 0 0 83 8 407
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My Immediate Supervisor

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
2017 Aboriginal 43 18 19 20 0 0 0 61 20 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 41 8 8 5 0 0 79 13 419
2014 Aboriginal 17 33 25 6 19 0 0 49 26 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 38 36 11 10 4 1 1 75 14 408
2011 Aboriginal 28 28 11 11 22 0 0 56 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 40 37 7 9 7 0 1 78 15 399
2008 Aboriginal 47 20 13 13 7 0 0 67 20 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 21 41 14 13 11 0 0 62 24 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 43 28 0 20 0 9 0 78 22 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 46 37 10 5 2 0 1 83 6 419
2014 Aboriginal 17 39 13 25 6 0 0 56 31 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 43 35 9 5 4 3 1 81 9 408
2011 Aboriginal 17 33 22 0 28 0 0 50 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 44 29 12 6 7 2 1 75 13 400
2008 Aboriginal 67 7 7 7 13 0 0 73 20 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 31 33 16 10 8 2 1 65 18 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 43 37 0 0 20 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 44 38 7 8 3 0 0 81 11 418
2014 Aboriginal 23 32 13 18 13 0 0 56 31 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 42 34 11 7 5 1 0 77 12 408
2011 Aboriginal 17 33 17 11 22 0 0 50 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 40 35 8 10 8 1 1 75 17 400
2008 Aboriginal 60 7 13 7 13 0 0 67 20 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 27 33 14 16 9 1 0 61 25 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 91 0 0 9 0 0 0 91 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 82 14 2 1 0 0 0 96 1 418
2014 Aboriginal 62 13 12 13 0 0 0 75 13 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 75 17 1 4 1 0 1 93 5 405
2011 Aboriginal 61 11 6 22 0 0 0 72 22 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 82 13 2 3 1 0 1 95 4 399
2008 Aboriginal 87 7 0 7 0 0 0 93 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 79 11 4 3 2 0 0 91 5 247

Question 34. 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
2017 Aboriginal 40 0 32 9 10 0 9 44 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 49 25 8 5 3 3 7 82 10 417
2014 Aboriginal 19 32 20 12 0 0 17 62 15 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 25 9 4 4 4 8 80 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 22 28 17 6 22 0 6 53 29 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 42 27 11 6 8 2 4 73 15 397

Question 35. My immediate supervisor creates an environment where I feel free to discuss with him or her matters that affect my well-being 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
2017 Aboriginal 30 50 0 20 0 0 0 80 20 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 56 27 8 4 4 0 0 84 8 417

Question 36. My immediate supervisor seems to care about me as a person.

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
2017 Aboriginal 61 19 10 10 0 0 0 80 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 56 28 9 3 3 0 0 85 7 419

Question 37. 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
2017 Aboriginal 43 18 10 19 10 0 0 61 29 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 29 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 415
2014 Aboriginal 23 38 13 12 13 0 0 62 25 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 33 10 6 6 1 0 78 12 407
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Senior Management

Question 39. I receive the support I need from senior management to address unsatisfactory performance issues in my work unit. (for 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 22 36 16 10 4 3 10 66 16 146
2014 Non-Aboriginal 26 34 17 7 4 4 8 68 13 137

Question 40. 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
2017 Aboriginal 31 29 19 9 12 0 0 60 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 33 35 14 9 4 4 0 72 14 419
2014 Aboriginal 26 30 13 19 13 0 0 55 32 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 26 38 15 11 6 4 0 67 17 406
2011 Aboriginal 6 33 28 11 17 6 0 41 29 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 27 35 15 11 6 5 1 65 18 399

Question 41. 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
2017 Aboriginal 31 29 19 9 12 0 0 60 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 28 41 16 9 4 1 0 70 14 419
2014 Aboriginal 10 45 7 32 6 0 0 55 38 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 24 42 17 8 7 2 0 67 15 407
2011 Aboriginal 11 17 28 17 22 6 0 29 41 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 29 35 16 11 7 1 1 66 18 398
2008 Aboriginal 40 20 7 27 7 0 0 60 33 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 32 15 10 9 3 0 64 20 247

Question 42. 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
2017 Aboriginal 22 9 30 30 0 9 0 34 33 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 17 40 18 12 7 5 0 60 21 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 43 13 12 32 0 0 43 44 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 16 36 21 15 7 4 0 55 23 407
2011 Aboriginal 11 11 39 22 17 0 0 22 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 16 41 19 14 6 4 0 59 21 399
2008 Aboriginal 20 33 13 33 0 0 0 53 33 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 16 37 17 18 8 4 0 55 27 246

Question 43. 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
2017 Aboriginal 31 19 10 19 9 12 0 57 32 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 25 31 19 9 8 7 1 60 19 419
2014 Aboriginal 17 13 20 38 13 0 0 30 51 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 18 32 20 14 10 6 0 53 26 407
2011 Aboriginal 11 28 28 17 17 0 0 39 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 25 38 16 9 8 3 0 66 17 399
2008 Aboriginal 20 33 13 13 13 7 0 57 29 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 22 29 21 11 9 7 0 55 22 247

Question 44. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 20 38 16 16 6 3 1 61 23 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 13 19 44 23 0 0 13 67 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 17 35 18 19 9 3 0 53 28 406
2011 Aboriginal 6 17 22 22 33 0 0 22 56 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 15 36 19 19 9 2 0 52 28 399
2008 Aboriginal 27 20 13 33 7 0 0 47 40 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 13 30 18 24 13 2 0 43 39 245
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 33 47 10 8 2 1 0 80 10 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 68 7 25 0 0 0 68 25 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 30 48 11 7 2 1 0 80 10 408
2011 Aboriginal 11 50 11 17 11 0 0 61 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 30 48 11 8 3 1 0 78 11 400

Question 46. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 45 44 7 2 1 1 0 90 3 417
2014 Aboriginal 32 30 18 13 6 0 0 62 20 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 40 41 10 3 2 3 0 84 5 408
2011 Aboriginal 33 50 6 11 0 0 0 83 11 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 43 39 12 3 1 3 1 84 5 400

Question 47. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 30 35 15 10 4 4 2 69 15 417
2014 Aboriginal 10 39 13 25 6 6 0 53 34 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 27 35 16 11 7 3 2 65 19 408
2011 Aboriginal 17 22 22 28 11 0 0 39 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 34 35 13 7 6 3 2 73 14 400
2008 Aboriginal 33 27 20 7 13 0 0 60 20 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 29 18 13 8 3 1 61 21 247

Question 48. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 21 30 20 15 5 7 2 56 22 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 32 19 25 17 7 0 35 45 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 15 32 21 16 7 10 0 52 25 406
2011 Aboriginal 17 33 22 22 6 0 0 50 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 17 32 23 13 7 7 2 54 21 400

Question 49. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 16 25 17 12 11 14 6 51 28 419
2014 Aboriginal 7 13 7 26 41 7 0 21 72 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 14 19 20 17 15 13 4 39 37 405
2011 Aboriginal 11 17 11 17 33 11 0 31 56 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 16 21 19 15 12 13 5 44 33 398

Question 50. 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
2017 Aboriginal 53 19 18 0 9 0 0 73 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 55 29 6 6 2 1 1 86 8 416
2014 Aboriginal 43 32 6 12 7 0 0 75 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 53 31 7 6 1 2 1 86 6 408

Question 51. 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
2017 Aboriginal 82 9 9 0 0 0 0 91 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 77 20 1 1 0 1 1 98 1 419
2014 Aboriginal 69 19 12 0 0 0 0 88 0 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 74 20 2 1 0 2 1 97 1 408
2011 Aboriginal 61 28 6 0 0 0 6 94 0 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 76 17 4 0 0 0 2 95 1 398
2008 Aboriginal 60 27 7 0 7 0 0 87 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 48 23 12 4 4 4 6 78 8 247

Question 52. 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
2017 Aboriginal 34 19 29 9 0 9 0 58 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 43 35 9 6 3 4 0 81 10 417
2014 Aboriginal 30 19 13 32 0 7 0 52 34 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 41 33 9 7 7 3 2 77 14 408
2011 Aboriginal 11 22 33 22 11 0 0 33 33 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 36 37 12 8 5 1 2 75 13 398
2008 Aboriginal 7 40 27 20 7 0 0 47 27 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 12 32 20 19 15 1 0 45 34 247

Question 53. 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
2017 Aboriginal 22 10 10 39 19 0 0 32 58 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 23 28 12 15 14 3 4 55 32 419
2014 Aboriginal 7 17 13 32 32 0 0 23 64 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 16 24 15 16 23 4 3 42 42 408
2011 Aboriginal 0 24 12 6 59 0 0 24 65 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 12 19 17 21 25 2 4 33 49 399
2008 Aboriginal 7 27 27 0 40 0 0 33 40 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 11 27 13 19 26 1 2 39 47 247

Question 54. I feel I would be supported by my department or agency if I proposed a new idea.

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
2017 Aboriginal 22 19 18 19 10 12 0 47 33 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 26 43 19 5 4 2 1 71 9 418

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
2017 Aboriginal 34 38 9 10 9 0 0 72 19 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 42 35 14 4 2 3 1 79 7 418
2014 Aboriginal 17 39 26 6 12 0 0 56 18 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 41 35 11 5 2 5 0 80 8 408

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
2017 Aboriginal 34 28 28 0 0 10 0 69 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 42 42 11 3 1 2 0 85 4 417
2014 Aboriginal 0 62 19 6 12 0 0 62 19 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 37 39 13 5 3 4 0 79 8 408
2011 Aboriginal 17 28 17 22 17 0 0 44 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 38 39 14 4 2 2 1 80 6 398

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
2017 Aboriginal 53 28 19 0 0 0 0 81 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 52 37 7 2 2 0 0 88 5 418
2014 Aboriginal 13 49 13 19 6 0 0 62 25 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 45 41 8 3 3 0 0 86 7 408
2011 Aboriginal 11 33 28 17 11 0 0 44 28 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 45 37 10 5 3 1 0 82 7 397
2008 Aboriginal 33 27 7 20 7 0 7 64 29 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 35 40 14 6 4 0 0 76 10 245

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
2017 Aboriginal 22 50 19 9 0 0 0 72 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 40 38 13 5 3 0 0 79 8 417
2014 Aboriginal 0 26 29 32 13 0 0 26 45 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 29 42 15 9 5 1 0 71 13 407
2011 Aboriginal 17 28 17 11 28 0 0 44 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 28 37 18 10 5 1 0 66 16 395

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
2017 Aboriginal 41 40 10 9 0 0 0 81 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 40 41 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 417
2014 Aboriginal 0 36 19 38 6 0 0 36 44 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 31 43 11 11 3 1 0 74 14 406
2011 Aboriginal 11 39 11 28 11 0 0 50 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 31 40 15 10 4 0 0 71 14 399
2008 Aboriginal 20 53 13 7 7 0 0 73 13 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 26 38 18 12 6 0 0 64 18 247

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
2017 Aboriginal 22 19 28 21 10 0 0 41 31 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 36 23 20 10 5 4 1 63 17 418
2014 Aboriginal 10 13 26 25 19 6 0 25 47 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 28 26 17 12 12 5 1 57 25 407
2011 Aboriginal 22 11 11 33 22 0 0 33 56 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 29 24 19 14 12 3 1 54 26 399
2008 Aboriginal 40 20 13 20 7 0 0 60 27 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 21 28 18 18 11 3 0 51 31 247
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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
2017 Aboriginal 37 42 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 28 36 36 419
2014 Aboriginal 55 19 26 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 37 30 33 408
2011 Aboriginal 39 22 39 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 38 26 36 397

Question 62. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

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
(%)
End of my term, casual or student employment
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 11 19 43 3 16 9 118
2014 Non-Aboriginal 10 20 54 3 9999 13 150
2011 Non-Aboriginal 9 13 62 6 9999 11 151
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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, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics [including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test], disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

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

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 14 86 418
2014 Non-Aboriginal 15 85 406

Question 64a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 43 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 57 63

Question 64b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 71 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 64 63

Question 64c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? ...Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 9 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 10 63

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)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 0 63

Question 65a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 36 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 34 63

Question 65b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Excessive control

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 47 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 35 63

Question 65c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 34 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 40 63

Question 65d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Humiliation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 45 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 35 63

Question 65e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Interference with work or withholding resources

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 35 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 27 63

Question 65f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Offensive remark

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 61 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 57 63

Question 65g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Personal attack

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 34 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 29 63

Question 65h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Physical violence

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 58

Question 65i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 17 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 63

Question 65j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Threat

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 10 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 18 63

Question 65k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Unfair treatment

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 41 63

Question 65l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Yelling or shouting

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 24 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 24 63

Question 65m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 18 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 18 63

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 72 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 53 63

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 35 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 23 63

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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 14 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 15 63

Question 66d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 18 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 19 63

Question 66i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? ...I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 18 58
2014 Non-Aboriginal 30 63

Question 67a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The issue was resolved.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 11 56

Question 67b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 21 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 21 57

Question 67d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 9 56

Question 67e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 24 56

Question 67f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 8 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 10 57

Question 67g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 19 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 10 57

Question 67h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 9 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 14 57

Question 67i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was too distraught.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 12 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 10 57

Question 67j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 26 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 19 57

Question 67k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 12 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 16 57

Question 67l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 55 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 42 57

Question 67n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 45 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 54 57

Question 67o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...The time limit to file a grievance or a formal complaint had passed.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 56

Question 67p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 9 56
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 57

Question 68. Did the harassment you experienced occur while you were an employee of your current department or agency?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 89 11 59

Question 69. 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
2017 Aboriginal 25 19 18 0 10 19 9 61 14 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 16 15 17 7 2 33 11 54 16 418
2014 Aboriginal 13 13 25 19 7 23 0 34 33 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 18 20 5 6 29 9 50 18 407

Question 70. 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
2017 Aboriginal 22 32 28 0 0 18 0 66 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 24 31 17 7 3 15 3 67 13 418
2014 Aboriginal 20 20 19 19 17 6 0 42 38 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 22 32 20 3 6 15 1 65 11 407
2011 Aboriginal 6 29 29 24 12 0 0 35 35 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 42 34 14 4 3 5 0 79 7 397
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Labour Management Relations and Collective Agreements

Question 71. 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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 23 45 12 8 3 2 7 74 12 419
2014 Aboriginal 13 61 19 7 0 0 0 74 7 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 18 48 10 7 4 3 10 76 12 407
2011 Aboriginal 18 65 12 0 6 0 0 82 6 17
2011 Non-Aboriginal 25 46 12 7 2 1 8 78 10 400
2008 Aboriginal 33 40 13 0 7 0 7 79 7 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 23 47 11 8 2 2 8 77 10 247

Question 72. 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
2017 Aboriginal 13 9 19 9 0 19 31 44 18 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 10 19 24 4 3 29 12 48 12 417
2014 Aboriginal 6 23 45 12 7 7 0 32 20 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 6 20 21 7 3 30 13 46 17 406
2011 Aboriginal 11 11 39 22 0 17 0 27 27 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 7 19 20 7 2 35 10 47 16 397

Question 73. 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
2017 Aboriginal 13 47 9 0 0 19 12 87 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 39 29 11 2 1 10 8 83 4 419
2014 Aboriginal 17 45 13 18 0 7 0 66 20 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 29 30 11 4 1 14 10 79 6 407
2011 Aboriginal 17 28 28 17 6 0 6 47 24 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 41 31 9 3 2 7 8 83 6 400
2008 Aboriginal 47 13 27 0 0 7 7 69 0 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 35 15 4 0 8 8 77 5 247

Question 74. 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
2017 Aboriginal 13 38 18 0 0 19 12 73 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 34 30 13 2 1 12 8 81 3 417
2014 Aboriginal 0 55 19 19 0 7 0 59 20 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 25 31 14 3 1 16 9 76 6 404
2011 Aboriginal 17 33 33 11 0 0 6 53 12 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 35 31 13 4 1 9 7 78 7 396
2008 Aboriginal 40 13 20 20 0 0 7 57 21 15
2008 Non-Aboriginal 30 34 13 6 4 7 7 75 11 247
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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 13 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics [including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test], disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 75. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination above, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past two years?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 9 91 417
2014 Aboriginal 35 65 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 8 92 406

Question 76a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Co-workers

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 30 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 39 32

Question 76b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 72 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 84 32

Question 76c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals working for me

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 36

Question 76d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 0 32

Question 76g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 17 36

Question 77a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Race

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 16 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 19 32

Question 77b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...National or ethnic origin

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 13 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 19 32

Question 77e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Age

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 16 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 27 32

Question 77f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Sex

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 33 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 18 32

Question 77g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Sexual orientation

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 36

Question 77h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Gender identity and expression (including gender diverse identities or expressions such as transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary)

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 36

Question 77j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Family status

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 15 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 21 32

Question 77m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 36

Question 77n. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. ...Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 22 36
2014 Non-Aboriginal 36 32

Question 78a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ..I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 20 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 31 33

Question 78b. 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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 78e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 78f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? … I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 78i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? ...I took no action.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 65 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 60 33

Question 79b. 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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 22 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 0 30

Question 79d. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … The individual apologized.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 79e. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … Management intervened.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 79g. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? … I changed jobs.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 17 35

Question 79j. 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).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 21 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 23 30

Question 79l. 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).

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 51 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 47 30

Question 79m. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? ...Someone threatened me.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 79n. 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.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 48 35
2014 Non-Aboriginal 66 30

Question 79o. Why did you not file a grievance or a formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? …The time limit to file a grievance or a formal complaint had passed.

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 0 35

Question 80. Did the discrimination you experienced occur while you were an employee of your current department or agency?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 91 9 35

Question 81. 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
2017 Aboriginal 25 10 28 0 0 10 28 56 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 16 15 16 3 2 37 11 59 10 418
2014 Aboriginal 0 26 30 12 13 13 7 32 31 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 14 15 20 3 2 39 7 53 9 407

Question 82. 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
2017 Aboriginal 34 30 18 0 0 9 9 78 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 27 30 14 4 3 19 3 73 9 417
2014 Aboriginal 7 39 19 16 13 6 0 49 30 15
2014 Non-Aboriginal 24 30 19 3 3 20 2 69 7 406
2011 Aboriginal 22 39 6 22 6 0 6 65 29 18
2011 Non-Aboriginal 42 35 12 2 1 7 0 83 4 397
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Stress and Well-Being

Question 83a. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Pay or other compensation-related issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 51 9 0 31 9 0 0 60 40 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 27 28 18 13 12 0 2 56 26 418

Question 83b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Heavy workload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 18 32 31 10 9 0 0 50 19 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 24 27 25 14 9 0 1 52 23 418

Question 83c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 32 32 9 0 9 9 9 77 11 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 28 30 23 10 8 0 1 59 18 418

Question 83d. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Not enough employees to do the work

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 31 32 18 0 9 9 0 70 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 24 28 21 15 11 1 2 53 26 417

Question 83e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 53 20 0 9 0 0 18 89 11 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 46 28 12 5 4 0 5 78 9 416

Question 83f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 44 28 9 9 9 0 0 72 18 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 34 31 19 10 5 0 1 66 15 419

Question 83g. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Lack of control or input in decision-making

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 31 9 31 20 9 0 0 40 29 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 29 32 23 8 5 0 2 63 14 418

Question 83h. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Competing or constantly changing priorities

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 22 40 10 0 28 0 0 62 28 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 25 28 28 13 5 0 1 54 18 418

Question 83i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? … Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 22 30 10 29 9 0 0 52 38 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 30 30 21 12 7 0 1 60 19 416

Question 83j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Information overload

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 41 31 28 0 0 0 0 72 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 30 20 7 3 1 1 69 11 417

Question 83k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Physical work environment

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 53 9 19 9 0 0 10 69 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 63 21 8 3 2 0 2 86 6 419

Question 83l. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Harassment or discrimination

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 81 9 0 10 0 0 0 90 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 71 13 5 4 3 1 3 88 7 415

Question 83m. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with my co-worker(s)

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 62 29 0 0 9 0 0 91 9 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 51 31 9 3 4 0 2 83 7 417

Question 83n. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with individual(s) with authority over me

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 61 10 19 10 0 0 0 71 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 59 21 10 3 5 0 3 82 9 418

Question 83o. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with individual(s) working for me

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 81 0 0 0 0 0 19 100 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 56 14 7 2 2 1 18 87 5 416

Question 83p. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Issue(s) with other individual(s) (e.g., members of the public, individuals from other departments or agencies)

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 90 0 0 0 0 0 10 100 0 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 70 15 7 1 1 1 6 91 2 415

Question 83q. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Lack of job security

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 31 31 10 9 19 0 0 62 28 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 50 19 11 6 9 0 4 73 16 418

Question 83r. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? …Personal issues

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 52 20 9 9 0 0 10 80 10 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 55 27 10 4 1 1 2 84 5 416

Question 84. Overall, my level of work-related stress is

Survey year Demographic Very low
(%)
Low
(%)
Moderate
(%)
High
(%)
Very high
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 0 31 51 18 0 0 0 31 18 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 13 35 35 11 5 0 0 49 16 419

Question 85. After my workday, I feel emotionally drained.

Survey year Demographic Always/ Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/ Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 4 17 36 27 15 0 0 42 22 416

Question 86. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the 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
2017 Aboriginal 9 44 9 0 19 19 0 65 24 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 18 35 22 11 5 8 1 58 17 419

Question 87. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

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
2017 Aboriginal 30 32 9 19 0 10 0 69 21 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 18 43 20 10 6 3 0 63 17 416
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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, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 88. 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
2017 Aboriginal 0 100 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 12 88 418
2014 Non-Aboriginal 12 88 403

Question 89. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?

Survey year Demographic Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 77 23 50
2014 Non-Aboriginal 80 20 49

Question 90. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.

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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 47 39 2 8 0 0 3 89 9 38
2014 Non-Aboriginal 44 38 7 8 2 0 0 82 10 39
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Compensation

Question 91. To what extent has your pay or other compensation been affected by issues with the Phoenix pay system?

Survey year Demographic Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2017 Aboriginal 53 20 9 0 9 0 9 58 42 10
2017 Non-Aboriginal 33 23 23 8 6 5 2 35 65 419

Question 92a. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Missing regular pay

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 25 250

Question 92b. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Underpayment of regular pay

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 28 250

Question 92c. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Overpayment of regular pay

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 21 250

Question 92d. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Incorrect or missing acting pay, overtime pay or other related extra duty pay

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 49 250

Question 92e. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Incorrect or missing pay relating to a disability, maternity, or parental leave

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 3 250

Question 92f. Please indicate which of the following pay or other compensation issues you have experienced: … Other

Survey year Demographic
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 38 250

Question 93. Please estimate the number of hours you have spent, at work or outside of work, attempting to resolve your pay or other compensation issues.

Survey year Demographic 0 hours
(%)
1 to 9 hours
(%)
10 to 19 hours
(%)
20 to 29 hours
(%)
30 to 39 hours
(%)
40 hours or more
(%)
Total responses
2017 Non-Aboriginal 4 56 18 11 3 7 248

Question 94. I am satisfied with the support (e.g., regular information, follow-up, making enquiries on my behalf, offering emergency or priority pay) I received from my department or agency to help resolve my pay or other compensation issues.

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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 19 36 11 14 9 2 9 63 25 253

Question 95. I am satisfied with the support I received from the Pay Centre to help resolve my pay or other compensation issues.

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
2017 Non-Aboriginal 7 17 14 12 21 2 27 34 47 254
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