GBA+

Gender Based Analysis Plus

GBA+ is a powerful intersectional equity tool that can be applied to any kind of work. GBA+ is an equity tool that helps you to identify who benefits and who may be unintentionally excluded or harmed in your work. We conduct customized GBA+ training and full-scale GBA+ assessments. This tool is a requirement of government but is applicable to all sectors and organizations.

We are Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) experts. GBA+ is a requirement for federal and provincial funding, grant projects and research proposals. Learn how to maximize this powerful tool and introduce it in your organization to produce greater innovation, profitability and satisfaction. We customize our GBA+ training to meet your needs and to apply directly to your work and sector. Our training is interactive, focuses on implementation and provides you with physical tools to guide your analysis in your work. We are Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) experts. GBA+ is a requirement for federal and provincial funding, grant projects and research proposals. Learn how to maximize this powerful tool and introduce it in your organization to produce greater innovation, profitability and satisfaction. We customize our GBA+ training to meet your needs and to apply directly to your work and sector. Our training is interactive, focuses on implementation and provides you with physical tools to guide your analysis in your work.
GBA+ Training topics include:
We can do the GBA+ analysis for your entire organization or a specific project. A GBA+ analysis can be applied to any project and can include a Socio-Economic Impact Assessment on “sex, gender, and other identity factors” as per the Impact Assessment Act and the Canada Energy Regulator.

Common Questions

Short answer: No. Longer answer: GBA+ includes examination and consideration of not only sex, gender and sexual orientation, but also includes Indigeneity, race, ethnicity, language, (dis)ability, geographic location, culture, religion, education, rank, income, and much more. GBA+ takes an intersectional approach and includes consideration of social and societal norms, power and privilege, unconscious biases and microaggressions, and equips you with a framework and process to be an ally and actively integrate DEI into your work.

If you receive funding or are regulated by the federal government or a provincial government in Canada, chances are your organization is required to adopt and integrate GBA+ in your work. If not, GBA+ is a versatile equity tool that can be successfully integrated into all types of work in any sector. GBA+ can be applied to policy or program development, implementation or evaluation; event planning; marketing campaigns; service delivery; infrastructure development; product design and development; and much more. The ultimate goal of a tool like GBA+ is to advance inclusion and equality in your workplace.

Canadian Equality has specialized expertise in GBA+ and excels at adapting the process, framework, methodology and tools to apply it to directly to any type of work and any sector. The online basic government training often fails because it is not customized to your work and does not provide tangible and immediately actionable tools.

Yes. We can lead and/or support your department in creating a GBA+ responsibility centre, conduct an organizational needs assessment, develop and draft a meaningful policy statement, develop and design GBA+ training and tools, pilot GBA+ with one or several internal projects and create a change management informed roll-out plan for your entire organization as well as ongoing monitoring and evaluation.

The benefits of GBA+ have been well documented by the Government of Canada and by Canadian Equality, and include:

  • Cost savings,
  • Improved decision-making,
  • Improved communications,
  • Better data and research capacity,
  • Enhanced effectiveness,
  • Increased empathy and engagement amongst co-workers,
  • Equality of opportunity.

Our Approach

Canadian Equality takes an intersectional and customized approach to GBA+ to ensure it is sustainable and successful.

Intersectional

GBA+ includes an examination of various intersecting identity factors including sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, (dis)ability, language, geographic location, education, income, culture, etc

Customized

We never provide “off-the-shelf" services because they are ineffective. Our GBA+ training and assessments are customized to your work, your sector and include the creation of customized tools that are immediately actionable and easily evaluated.

Sustainable

In every GBA+ project, we include 3 months of complimentary coaching. Our goal is for you to be successful and we will build your internal GBA+ capacity throughout the duration of the project. At the end of the project, we conduct an evaluation survey to detect areas for additional growth and will develop a customized coaching plan using “nudge theory.” Coaching nudges can be delivered via e-mail or text and aim to build and sustain knowledge and skills.

Scalable

Whether you want to start your GBA+ journey with a training to HR professionals, or with piloting the tool on one project. Our GBA+ work is entirely scalable. We can work with you to start small, create GBA+ wins and ambassadors and then scale up to a roll-out across the entire organization.

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