Gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)

Governance structures

The Strategic Policy and Planning Branch of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), through its GBA+ unit, assists the Department by facilitating, convening and supporting the application and implementation of GBA+ within IRCC. The Department is also supported by two additional senior-level GBA+ champions, and convenes quarterly meetings of an intra-departmental working group on GBA+.

Human resources

13.84 FTEs

Planned initiatives

IRCC's proposed GBA+ Action Plan for 2018–19 includes the following initiatives:

  • An update of the 2011 Policy on Gender-Based Analysis to better articulate the "plus," which expands GBA to include intersectional considerations such as ethnicity, race and socio-economic status.
  • A renewed GBA+ internal Web page to help IRCC employees better incorporate GBA+ into their work.
  • Ongoing data collection and research to better support GBA+.

Ongoing demonstration of the application and impact of GBA+ through further work with branches to include more robust gender and intersectional considerations within Memoranda to Cabinet, Treasury Board submissions, regulatory packages and Orders in Council.

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