A lot of excellent information was presented. Great resource material to follow up on.
- AVP, Financial Services
University of Saskatchewan

GBA+: Developing the Requisite Expertise

“The Plus” in GBA+, Case Studies, Learning-By-Doing and Best Practices: How to Dig Deeper for Richer Insights

February 26 - 27, 2019  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day Two Program Agenda - Wednesday, Februray 27, 2019
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Remarks from the Chair: Recap of Day 1
Geoff Dubrow, Senior Consultant, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting
9:15 - 10:30
Interactive Group Work

Based on Day 1 presentations, Discusson groups will work to identify

  • Stakeholders
  • How population groups are impacted
  • Data sources
  • When consultations need to be held
10:30 - 10:45        Networking Break
10:45 - 12:00
Learning From One Another: Group preparation and presentations on the scenario
  • Identification of:
    • Key stakeholders
    • Data sources
    • Consultations that need to be held
    • How population groups are impacted,
    • Potential mitigation and monitoring strategies
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 2:10
Impacts of Intersectionality on GBA+ Analysis
Amira Elghawaby, Journalist & Human Rights Advocate
Erin Gee, Co-host and Co-founder, Bad + Bitchy Podcast
Erica Ifill, Co-host and Co-founder, Bad + Bitchy Podcast
  • How different communities are impacted in different ways
  • Examples where local government, provincial or federal governments have developed policy without input from diverse communities
  • Questions that policy makers should be asking
2:10 - 2:30        Networking Break
2:30 - 3:15
Important New Developments at StatsCan: The New Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics & the Online Gender Hub
Heather Dryburgh, Ph.D., Acting Director General – Census Subject Matter, Social and Demographic Statistics Branch, Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field, Statistics Canada / Government of Canada
Pamela Best, Assistant Director, Statistics Canada
  • Strategic objectives of the Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics
  • The new data hub for gender, diversity and inclusion statistics
  • Using the hub to best advantage
  • Future developments in evergreening the hub and expanding the Centre
  • Communicating with the centre
3:15 - 4:00
Wrap Up and Q&A

Ask the questions that are uppermost in your mind and review the themes that have emerged over the two-day, jam-packed event you have completed. Determine what immediate and long-term actions and goals you will set for yourself as a result of this dynamic experience. Take a few moments to establish new contacts to expand your network in this important area. This is more than an opportunity to tie up loose ends. It is your opportunity to establish invigorating new beginnings.

Experts help you:

  • Ensure the quality of your gender-based analysis plus
  • Learn how to develop a process and methodology to write your GBA+
  • Get advice and ideas on process and methodology where data exists in your system
  • Find out where to look for other reliable sources of existing data
  • Find out how to run a productive consultation process to obtain the data you need
  • Dig deeper for richer insights
4:00        End of Day Two



Event Partner

Institute of Public Administration of Canada



Budget 2017's Gender Statement sets out how decisions made in the current budget were informed by gender considerations. With this historic statement, the government of Canada has signaled its renewed commitment to reviewing policies, programs, services and legislation for gender-specific impacts.

Every policy, law or regulation going to cabinet must be viewed through the gender lens taking age, income, culture, ethnicity and other intersecting factors into account. And where a policy impacts women and/or other population groups negatively, policy analysts must turn their minds to developing effective mitigation plans.

As government analysts work toward this goal, daunting challenges emerge. What if no relevant gender disaggregated data exists? Where do you look to find other data that can be useful? How do you run a consultation process that will provide reliable qualitative data? What do you do to develop and share the data with others who need it? How far must you go if gender does not seem relevant to a policy?

INFONEX's GBA+ will be the ideal forum for discussing and sharing ideas to help find solutions to these complex problems. A faculty of GBA+ analysts will draw on their experience to offer examples and provide ideas that will help you think outside the box for innovative solutions. Information experts will help you identify reliable sources of existing data you may never have heard of including surveys, administrative and academic databases and data drawn from big projects that have been completed. You will learn how to invest in long-term data collection and how to partner with Statistics Canada to expand existing resources. You will learn to run a consultation process that results in information that is relevant to you today and learn how to share it with others who may need it tomorrow. You will return to your office refreshed and inspired by new ideas and new contacts.

Join experts from government and other sectors who have the important information, insights and strategies you need to meet the complex challenge ahead. Find out what other departments, agencies and provincial governments are doing in this area. Register now and the up-front investment of time will allow you to perform with confidence in the months and years ahead. Register today!

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