The School is fully committed to continuing its focus on the development and delivery of learning products in line with the Government of Canada's continuous commitment to GBA+.
The following GBA+ learning initiatives are planned for 2020–21.
Learning design and delivery
The School will continue exploring options to include GBA+ in the design and delivery of core public service learning. It will also carry out quality assurance reviews of existing products to ensure that GBA+ considerations have been taken into account.
The School will continue to nurture its partnership with Women and Gender Equality Canada and formalize its collaboration in hosting and developing courses, job aids, tools, and other projects and initiatives through, the School's online learning platform. The School will collaborate formally:
- through an interdepartmental GBA+ committee
- by co-chairing and contributing to a GBA+ capacity‑building working group
- in supporting the development of train‑the‑trainer training for GBA+ focal points
The School will continue to foster collaboration with other departments and agencies, including the Department of Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office, Statistics Canada, and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, to contribute to existing courses, develop learning events, and share expertise.
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 (GBA+): Applying Your Knowledge workshops across the country and update content to enhance user experience and ensure relevance.
Finally, it will explore options to expand partnerships outside the public service in order to gain broader perspectives on GBA+ and enhance course content and learning events.
The School will review and update its Premium GBA+ course to reflect learner, facilitator, and observer feedback collected since the official course launch in May 2019. It will continue to deliver the Premium GBA+ course in 2020–21.
As it assesses learning needs, the School will continue to deliver the course Gender‑based Analysis Plus (GBA+): Applying Your Knowledge.
It will also continue to develop initiatives to embed GBA+ considerations in relevant curricula for all employees, specialists, supervisors, and executives.
The School will seek opportunities to publish additional videos featuring public service leaders addressing the importance of GBA+.
A learning event plan for 2020–21 is being developed to continue to support GBA+ momentum and capacity building as a priority.