Public Organization Review

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 487–507

The Prospects for Managing Diversity in the Public Sector: The Case of the Ontario Public Service


DOI: 10.1007/s11115-014-0285-8

Cite this article as:
Ohemeng, F.L.K. & McGrandle, J. Public Organiz Rev (2015) 15: 487. doi:10.1007/s11115-014-0285-8


Diversity management (DM) has become one of the critical aspects of public sector reforms in recent times because of population dynamics and demographic shifts in society. The idea is that DM can help public organizations achieve their objectives effectively, especially service delivery. In 2008, the Ontario government made DM a core part of its public sector modernization agenda, and launched its first comprehensive diversity strategy that viewed diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as fundamental to a modern, progressive civil service. This paper aims at understanding the challenges in the implementation of diversity and inclusiveness in the Ontario public service.


Canada Diversity management Ontario Public sector Public service 

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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Public Administration program, School of Political StudiesUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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