I am pleased to be a part of the launch of the new web-based Let’s Talk Express (LTE). For as long as I can remember, Let’s Talk has always been an important part of CSC. Since the first edition was published in 1975, it has served as an informal record keeper for the organization, capturing our changes and progress over the decades. This new and modern version will continue that tradition.
Here at National Headquarters, we have a library of every edition of the publication published since day one, and more recent versions are available on CSC’s website and Infonet. Looking back through them, what stands out is that Let’s Talk was always focused on the people of CSC. Whether they were stories about staff and family picnics at various sites, well-known and respected staff members who were retiring, celebrations of CSC award recipients from across the country, or meaningful and informative glimpses into what different roles at CSC entailed, the vast majority of content was about people.
LTE will do the same. It’s ready to be filled with stories that interest you, resonate with you, help you, and encourage you. It’s ready to showcase your professionalism, your commitment, your pride, and your talent. As the Clerk of the Privy Council outlined in her Twenty-Second Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada, the public service is not only achieving great successes each and every day, but it’s also moving toward a fresh and modern approach to the work we do. Your stories will be proof of this and how #WeAreInnovative #WeAreAgile #WeAreCollaborative #WeAreHighPerforming and #WeAreProud.
I can remember flipping through the pages of Let’s Talk during my breaks in the lunch room during my shifts as a correctional officer many years ago. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. It was one of the main communications tools within the organization then, and I hope this new version will serve the same purpose for a new generation of CSC employees.
Please feel free to submit your story ideas using the icon at the bottom of the page, participate in healthy discussions through the commenting sections included below the stories, and contact the LTE team with any feedback you may have.
Thank you for reading.