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Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is part of the Government of Canada's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion across the public service. The objectives of GBA+ include improving the skills and competencies of analysts and developing the capacity within the public service to support and implement this commitment in government decision-making.

GBA+ provides an opportunity to deepen knowledge and examine the impact of programs, initiatives and policies on different groups of women, men and people of different gender identities. The "plus" indicates that the analysis also takes account of the multiple other identity factors that define a person, including race, ethnic origin, religion, age and intellectual or physical disabilities.

GBA+ also makes it possible to take into account differences and social relationships between men and women at each stage of the development of government programs, public services and other initiatives.


  • Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) (B001)
    An online self-paced course designed as a basic introduction to GBA+. Regardless of your experience, education and current situation, this is your place to start. 
  • Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+): Applying Tools and Best Practices (T730)
    This course provides the tools needed to assess the scale to which Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) has been integrated into an initiative, and whether the standard GBA+ steps have been applied. By examining a number of real-world case studies, participants will learn how to articulate the context and purpose of GBA+ in their own work, and evaluate how effectively GBA+ is being applied. (Virtual classroom, 04:00 hours)
  • Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+): Applying Your Knowledge (T731)
    A 1-day in-person course where participants will conduct a concrete GBA+ case study through interactive group exercises in order to better understand how to apply GBA+ to policies, programs, and/or services.
  • CSPS Premium: GBA+ in the Federal Policy Cycle (P004)
    An intensive 4-day course offered in a classroom setting to groups of 12 to 15 participants. Before enrolling in the course, learners must obtain the approval of their organization's human resources unit.


  • Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Microlearning Series
    This GBA+ Microlearning Video Series features Dr. Cara Tannenbaum from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Tannenbaum uses various examples to demonstrate the importance of GBA+ in developing policy. She highlights the benefits of doing GBA+, as well as the potential dangers or consequences of not doing GBA+.
    • Introduction to GBA+
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum explains the difference between sex and gender and uses examples to describe the various facets of gender, including gender norms, gender roles, gender identity, and gender relations.
    • Importance of GBA+ and Data
      Using examples, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum demonstrates sex and gender data differences and explores how to effectively use data to find explanations for these differences.
    • Applying GBA+
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum demonstrates the importance of establishing why certain data discrepancies exist in GBA+. She explores the complexities of these discrepancies and shares examples of how to develop a policy using GBA+.
    • GBA+ Policy Recommendations and Considerations
      Using an example, Dr. Cara Tannenbaum outlines how to develop a policy brief. She offers various policy recommendations and important GBA+ policy considerations.
    • GBA+ Consequences and Conclusions
      Dr. Cara Tannenbaum emphasizes the importance of GBA+ by providing examples of the specific dangers and potential unintended consequences of not doing GBA+.
  • A Conversation with the Clerk (Full version)
    Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick shares his thoughts on the importance of GBA+.

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