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


February 4 - 5, 2020  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day Two Program Agenda - Wednesday, Februray 5, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Chair’s Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:00
Integrating Sex and Gender Based Analysis Plus (SGBA+) at Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Tammy J Clifford, Vice-President, Research Programs, CIHR
  • Systematic examination of sex (biological) and gender (socio-cultural) differences between men, women, girls, boys and gender diverse people to expand our understanding of health determinants
  • How sex and gender interact with other intersecting identities such as age, ethnicity etc., to contribute to exposure to various risk factors, disease courses and outcomes
  • How CIHR supports the integration of sex and gender into health research
  • Progress and impacts of integration sex and gender into health research
10:00 - 10:45
GBA+ at the Municipal Level

10:45 - 11:00        Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45
A Feminist Approach to Policy Making and Gender–Equality Analysis for International Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Ensuring the approach is inclusive, intersectional and includes marginalized groups
  • Evidence, data and consultation
  • Ensuring consultation includes the most marginalized groups
11:45 - 12:30
international Dimension of GBA Plus: How Canada is Applying Internationally Through the Feminist International Assistance Policy
Geoff Dubrow, President, Global Dialogue Group

12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:15
Reinforcing Mainstreaming – GBA+ Applied to a Workplace Renewal Project
  • Using GBA+ process beyond what goes to cabinet
  • Examples of using GBA+ for other projects and initiatives
  • Applying GBA + in the context of a workplace renewal project
  • Determining the different groups involved
  • Anticipating needs
  • Communications, obstacles, benefits
2:15 - 3:00
Developments at Stats Can – What’s New?

3:00 - 3:15        Networking Break
3:15 - 5:00
  • Candid views and perspectives
  • Insights from Immigrant, Aboriginal, Disabled, Deaf, Black and LGBQT Communities affected by new policies, legislation, regulation, projects and other initiatives
  • How different communities are impacted in different ways
  • Examples where local, provincial or federal governments have developed policy without input from diverse communities
  • Questions that policy makers should be asking
5:00        End of Day Two



Budget Gender Statements set out how decisions made in the current budget were informed by gender considerations. With the first historic statement in 2017, the government of Canada signaled its renewed and ongoing 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, provincial governments, and municipalities 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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