Accessibility Standards Canada: 2020 to 2021 Departmental Plan - Gender-based analysis plus

Definition of gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)

A process used to identify the impacts of policies, programs and services on different groups of:

  • women
  • men; and
  • gender-diverse people

The "plus" considers many factors, such as race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability.

Governance structures

Not applicable.

Accessibility Standards Canada is a newly created departmental corporation. It does not have a departmental gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) implementation plan.

However, a 10-member Board of Directors oversees the organization. Members are mostly persons with disabilities and show gender equality (50/50).  The Board of Directors is responsible for setting Accessibility Standards Canada’s strategic direction. It will help to make sure that GBA+ is included in the departmental decision-making processes in 2020 to 2021.

Human resources

Not applicable.

Accessibility Standards Canada is a newly established departmental corporation, and a small department with planned 46 full-time equivalents (employees) in 2020 to 2021.  Accessibility Standards Canada has not assigned full-time equivalents (employees) to GBA+ implementation.  It will be a shared responsibility to take gender-based analysis plus into consideration.

Planned initiatives

Not applicable.

Accessibility Standards Canada will not include and monitor GBA+ in any major planned initiatives or projects for 2020 to 2021.  However, the organization will seek to apply GBA+ through the following projects in 2020 to 2021:

  • The Board of Directors will try to find external members for its standing committees that reflect diversity and gender equality. This will further support including GBA+ in the departmental decision-making processes; and
  • Accessibility Standards Canada will try to find members for the four standards development technical committees that reflect diversity and gender equality. This will help include GBA+ considerations into the standards development process

These projects relate to the Gender Results Framework and specifically leadership and democratic participation.

Reporting capacity and data

Not applicable.

Accessibility Standards Canada’s 2020 to 2021 Program Inventory does not include programs that provide services or benefits to:

  • individual Canadians; or
  • Canadian corporations