Tourism is a large part of Canada’s public service sector, with national parks and gorgeous cities attracting many worldwide. While COVID-19 has certainly put a temporary damper on the global tourism industry,
Canada is still taking the time to thank its public service workers. This past week was Public Service Pride Week, where Canada recognized and thanked all their LGBTQ2+ employees working in the public sector.
Canada’s track record for accepting LGBTQ2+ people isn’t spotless. However, their work in fostering inclusion among different communities over the past decade and a half has led to the country being ranked as one of the most inclusive countries for LGBTQ2+ people in the world.
In a Spartacus ranking of the safest places for LGBTQ2+ people to travel, Canada tied for first in the world as the safest country for inclusive tourism. Malta and Sweden had a similar index score of 12, while Austria and Argentina came in a close fourth and fifth.
Canada has taken extensive steps to make the country an inclusive destination for tourists. Fostering inclusion within their own public service sector has been key for Canada and working with businesses across the country to workshop best practices for a safe environment.
Canada Ranked Safest Country for LGBTQ+ Tourists
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