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Departmental Plan 2019–2020: Gender-based Analysis Plus

Gender-based Analysis Plus: General information. Presented in two columns, the first of which contains thee row headings. Read down and to the right for the governance structures, human resources and planned initiatives dedicated to Gender-based Analysis Plus at the School.
Governance structures

Building on work undertaken in 2018–19 to develop a departmental policy statement and establish a working group on gender-based analysis plus, the Canada School of Public Service will continue to refine its gender-based analysis plus implementation framework and begin to implement it in 2019–20.

The framework will cover the two-fold role of the School in this priority area. As a federal departmental corporation with over 600 employees, it must incorporate gender-based analysis plus in its operations and decision-making processes. As the common learning provider for the core public service, it must ensure that all Canadians are represented in its course materials and resources and that public servants have greater access to quality learning products to enhance their capacity for gender-based analysis plus.

As such, the School's framework will include an organizational needs assessment and policy statement, and will help to establish a Responsibility Centre for the department. It will also include the development of gender-based analysis plus training and tools for employees and will provide for ongoing monitoring of progress in implementing gender-based analysis plus in its operations and its learning opportunities for public servants. This will include engaging with senior management and School governance bodies.

Human resources To date, approximately 3.5 full-time equivalents have been dedicated to implementing gender-based analysis plus across the Canada School of Public Service. This includes staff involved in developing the School's framework and policy statement, as well as employees who develop and deliver learning products on gender-based analysis plus for the core public service. As part of the finalization of its gender-based analysis plus framework, the School will determine whether additional dedicated resources will be required for 2019–20 and future years.
Planned initiatives

The School is fully committed to continuing its focus on the development and delivery of learning products to ensure that gender-based analysis plus remains a key priority and focus at the School and for the core public service.

The following gender-based analysis plus learning initiatives are planned for 2019–20:

Learning design and delivery:

  • The School will continue exploring options to include gender-based analysis plus in the design and delivery of its learning opportunities for the core public service. It will also carry out quality assurance reviews of existing learning products to ensure that gender-based analysis plus considerations have been reflected in its learning offerings for public servants.  


  • The School will continue to nurture its partnership and formalize its collaboration with the Department of Women and Gender Equality, in hosting and/or developing courses, job aids, tools, and other projects and initiatives through the School's online learning platform.
  • The School will also continue to foster collaboration with other departments and agencies including the Department of Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office, Statistics Canada, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and others to develop learning events and share expertise, including through the new Premium gender-based analysis plus course that was piloted in fall 2018.
  • It will also continue to build its partnership with the Centre for Intercultural Learning at Global Affairs Canada to expand access to gender-based analysis plus workshops across the country and update content to enhance user experience and ensure relevance.
  • Finally, it will explore options to expand partnerships beyond the public service in order to gain broader perspectives on gender-based analysis plus that will enhance course content and learning events.


  • The School will update its Premium gender-based analysis plus course to reflect learner feedback, following the launch of the pilot in 2018–19, and develop plans to deliver additional offerings in 2019–20.
  • In collaboration with key partners, the School will pilot a certification program to continue to build capacity to conduct gender-based analysis plus within the public service.
  • The School will continue to develop initiatives to embed gender-based analysis plus considerations in relevant curricula for all employees, specialists, supervisors, and executives.


  • The School will publish additional videos featuring public service leaders addressing the need for gender-based analysis plus.


  • A learning event strategy for 2019–20 is being developed to continue to support gender-based analysis plus as a priority.

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