Richard Sharpe

Richard Sharpe has worked within the federal public service for over 24 years. He is the Director of Equity, Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion leading the Anti-Discrimination Secretariat at the Department of Justice Canada. Over the years, his work involved leading initiatives in support of the Government of Canada's commitments to the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

Richard is one of the founders of the Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC) that has been working with federal public service and union leadership to address anti-Black racism in the federal public service. He has held local, regional, and national union positions with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), and the Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL).

Richard's work regionally, nationally, and within the federal public service is intended to improve the condition of Black and African diaspora communities in Canada. Over the last few years, Richard has been a speaker on addressing systemic racism and anti-Black racism and providing insight on how to be an ally within the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tel: (343) 553-2083