Integrated Human Resource and Business Plan 2018

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Coast Guard
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6

Integrated Human Resource and Business Plan 2018
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Également disponible en français

ISSN 2562-6973

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2018

Commissionner's message

Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.

As Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, it is my pleasure to present the 2018 Integrated Human Resources and Business Plan that outlines our priorities and operational activities for the year.

We are now well into my second year as Commissioner, and the pride I feel from representing an organisation that has such an important impact on the daily lives of Canadians has only grown stronger. In fact, as we reflect on a number of recent accomplishments, I have never been so proud of the people who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of mariners and the protection of our marine environment.

Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada has placed immense confidence in the Coast Guard, and we are working to show that this trust is well-deserved. From supporting environmentally sustainable economic growth, to building an inclusive workforce, to advancing reconciliation and partnerships with Indigenous peoples, to expanding protection of our waters, the Oceans Protection Plan is helping to reshape the Canadian Coast Guard’s present and future.

Our proud members are the heart and soul of the Coast Guard. As we continue our mission to support government priorities and economic prosperity, and contribute to the safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters, the Coast Guard is also evolving its programs to better address the needs of our clients. Building confidence remains a major objective. Therefore, we must continue to focus on those things that meet public expectations with respect to marine safety, environmental protection and national security.

We continue to build on our progress to ensure that the Coast Guard College remains a world-leading bilingual institution, while we improve the training that our members need to save lives, protect the environment, ensure safe shipping, and maintain the best marine communications systems possible. I remain dedicated to resolving the challenges that the Phoenix pay system has brought to our staff and operations. My focus will be to ensure that all of our employees — seagoing and shore-based— are paid properly, as we navigate through this difficult challenge together.

We must also increase our efforts to break down barriers for people who want to work for the
Coast Guard. One of our favourite mantras is: “If you can serve, you can serve in the Canadian Coast Guard”. Diversity will be a guiding principle to ensure that we make the Coast Guard a welcoming work environment for all Canadians. Inclusion is a core principle of who we are and how we work.

Over the next year, my priority will be to ensure that members have the training and support they need to deliver the services Canadians expect and deserve, and to make sure they return home safely, where the right paycheck is waiting for them.

The Coast Guard is about people; those who serve and those we serve. I am grateful to be a member of such a strong and dedicated senior management team, and together we have set sail toward a bright future!

There has never been a better time to be in the Canadian Coast Guard.
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