Earlier in the year, The Honourable Lieutenant General Elizabeth Dowdeswell released an article to members of the QCC featuring insightful conversations with members of Ontario’s public service. The QCC was inspired to continue to showcase these stories and lift the curtain to highlight these public servants whose efforts often go unnoticed. Thus, ‘The Hidden Heroes of Public Service’ virtual panel was born. The event welcomed over 320+ live attendees and the conversation proved to be extremely fruitful.
The webinar was moderated by TVO’s Steve Paikin and welcomed members of Ontario’s public service including Barb Simmons, Ron Kelusky, Christopher Gonsalves, Emily Tamfo and Spencer Daniels and special guest, The Honourable Lieutenant General Elizabeth Dowdeswell. From the work that was done to create the COVID-19 self assessment app to how this pandemic has affected women and immigrants in our communities, no topic was left untouched.
As the pandemic rages on, public servants have been asked to redefine their roles and adjust quickly and seamlessly to a situation that is constantly changing. The stories of our panelists are just some of many stories. We believe the stories are worth telling and want to hear from you. Send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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