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Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus)

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) is part of the Government of Canada's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion across the public service. The objectives of GBA Plus include improving the skills and competencies of analysts and developing the capacity within the public service to support and implement this commitment in government decision-making.

GBA Plus provides an opportunity to deepen knowledge and examine the impact of programs, initiatives and policies on different groups of women, men and people of different gender identities. The "plus" indicates that the analysis also takes account of the multiple other identity factors that define a person, including race, ethnic origin, religion, age and intellectual or physical disabilities.

GBA Plus also makes it possible to take into account differences and social relationships between men and women at each stage of the development of government programs, public services and other initiatives.



  • Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) Microlearning Series
    This GBA Plus Microlearning Video Series features Dr. Cara Tannenbaum from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Tannenbaum uses various examples to demonstrate the importance of GBA Plus in developing policy. She highlights the benefits of doing GBA Plus, as well as the potential dangers or consequences of not doing GBA Plus.
    • Introduction to GBA Plus
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum explains the difference between sex and gender and uses examples to describe the various facets of gender, including gender norms, gender roles, gender identity, and gender relations.
    • Importance of GBA Plus and Data
      Using examples, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum demonstrates sex and gender data differences and explores how to effectively use data to find explanations for these differences.
    • Applying GBA Plus
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum demonstrates the importance of establishing why certain data discrepancies exist in GBA Plus. She explores the complexities of these discrepancies and shares examples of how to develop a policy using GBA Plus.
    • GBA Plus Policy Recommendations and Considerations
      Using an example, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum outlines how to develop a policy brief. She offers various policy recommendations and important GBA Plus policy considerations.
    • GBA Plus Consequences and Conclusions
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum emphasizes the importance of GBA Plus by providing examples of the specific dangers and potential unintended consequences of not doing GBA Plus.
  • A Conversation with the Clerk (Full version)
    Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick shares his thoughts on the importance of GBA Plus.

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