Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical tool the federal government uses to advance gender equality in Canada. The “plus” in the name highlights that Gender-based Analysis goes beyond gender, and includes the examination of a range of other intersecting identity factors (such as age, education, language, geography, culture and income).
GBA+ is used to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs or initiatives on diverse groups of women and men, girls and boys, taking into account gender and other identity factors. GBA+ helps recognize and respond to the different situations and needs of the Canadian population.
Gender is a major factor in GBA+, but we must also take into consideration factors such as age, education, language, geography, culture and income. Analysis that incorporates gender and these other diverse, intersecting factors is called GBA+.
The Network is committed to incorporating GBA+ into all of it’s operations and will proceed from the framework document below.