GBA+ Awareness Week 2018

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Canada is celebrating Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Awareness Week from November 19-23, 2018! This week is an opportunity to learn more about GBA+ and how it helps advance gender equality in Canada.

Gender equality does not just benefit women and girls – gender equality benefits everyone. GBA+ is the foundation on which we can advance gender equality and build policies, programs and services that work for everyone.

The theme for the week, GBA+ Benefits Everyone, reminds us that when we apply a GBA+ approach to the development of government initiatives, we ensure that benefits are equally enjoyed — regardless of sex, gender, age, race, rurality, language, ability or any other identity factor.

Take part in GBA+ Awareness Week

GBA+ Awareness Week is a chance for federal organizations to plan learning events and activities that highlight how GBA+ supports their work and creates effective policies, programs and services. Here are some of the ways you could get involved:

Attend the GBA+ Learning Day Event on November 19, 2018

This event will provide federal public servants an opportunity to network and hear from experts on the necessary criteria to ensure an effective GBA+. Register today!

Tune into the GBA+ Forum Webcast from November 21-22, 2018

Hosted by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, the GBA+ Forum will bring together all levels of government and civil society to engage in a dialogue on how to improve the effectiveness of GBA+ to ensure it continues to advance gender equality. You have until November 12 to register to the selected sessions that will be webcasted.

Take the GBA+ Online Course

Learn the basics of GBA+ by taking the Introduction to GBA+ online course. The course was updated this fall to include new content on unconscious bias and intersectionality, including an intersectionality job aid.

Watch and Share the GBA+ Microlearning Videos

Watch the microlearning videos designed to explain how GBA+ works. The videos also demonstrate the many ways GBA+ helps us assess how diverse groups of people might experience government initiatives.

Take part in the Conversation!

Join Status of Women Canada’s GBA+ GCcollab page! GCcollab is an open source, cloud-based social networking and collaboration tool designed to encourage users to develop their own profiles, collaborate and share documents on thematic areas. The GBA+ GCcollab is a great opportunity to network and engage in a national dialogue on GBA+.

GCcollab is accessible to Canadian federal, provincial and territorial public servants by using their government email addresses to register. It is also accessible to academics and students of all Canadian universities and colleges, via their school email account, as well as to others by invitation.

You can also join the conversation on social media. Follow @Women_Canada on Twitter and and tell us why #EveryoneBenefits with #GBAplus. You can also share these GBA+ facts on social media:

Each of us deserves the opportunity to reach our full potential.
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Each of us deserves the opportunity to reach our full potential, and gender equality helps create a world without limits. When we take steps to advance gender equality, we can remove the barriers that hold us back and create a world of infinite possibilities.

Consider Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) as a way of thinking.
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Consider Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) as a way of thinking. It helps you identify the unique circumstances faced by different groups of people and uncover the changing realities and inequalities in people’s lives.

Advancing gender equality leads to countless benefits for women, men and non-binary people
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Advancing gender equality leads to countless benefits for women, men and non-binary people: it upholds fairness and justice in our society, advances economic prosperity, leads to increased health and happiness, promotes peace and security, and helps create a world of limitless possibilities – for all of us.

GBA+ is central to the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality, diversity and inclusion
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Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is central to the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality, diversity and inclusion. When we apply a GBA+ approach to the development of government initiatives, we ensure that benefits are equally enjoyed — regardless of sex, gender, age, race, rurality, language, ability, or any other identity factor.

We all have preconceived notions that shape how we see the world
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We all have preconceived notions that shape how we see the world. Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) allows us to examine and challenge our own assumptions about an issue or a group of people. This is the first step to preventing and addressing inequality.

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