Canada’s government has announced a two-year program to provide federal workers access to shared workspaces called GCcoworking.
Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Carla Qualtrough, said that the five GCcoworking locations will serve as a temporary touchdown for traveling employees between meetings, and those who need to work remotely.
“This pilot is an opportunity to test innovative approaches for the future of our public service. GCcoworking will build a more accessible, efficient, flexible, and modern public service to better serve Canadians,” said MacKinnon. “The GCcoworking locations outside of the downtown core will help reduce long commutes to centralized locations, contributing to both a positive work-life balance and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.”