What Does “Better” Look Like? An Intersectional Approach to Government Policy, Programs, and Operations (INC1-E33)

Product code: INC1-E33

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May 24, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages. American Sign Language and langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided.

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



The 11th edition of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) Awareness Week takes place from May 8 to 12, 2023. This year’s theme, Building a More Inclusive Future for All, underscores the importance of renewing our commitment to the purpose of GBA Plus – beyond the tools, templates and training – to own and be accountable for action to advance equity for all.

GBA Plus has been a mainstay of our policy and program work for decades in Canada: but what does “better” look like? This event features a panel of deputy ministers who will discuss what “better” looks like and will explore questions such as: How do we apply intersectionality, in practical terms, so that we are looking at the intersection of barriers that reflects the lived experience of Canadians, rather than seeing through each “lens” separately? What difference do we think an intersectional approach can make?

Participants will learn important insights related to "doing better" across various dimensions of GBA Plus as it relates to:

• monitoring and reporting GBA Plus impacts on policies and ultimately on people

• addressing root causes of inequalities, which includes optimizing government actions through collective action to dismantle structural barriers and systemic inequalities

• exploring opportunities for a more people-centric, holistic perspective that factors in people’s real experiences and situations.

This event is held in partnership with Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Date modified: 2023-03-20