Day One: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Registration and Continental Breakfast
- Intersectionality activity and plenary discussion
- What research is saying about our default focus
- What can we do about it?
- Insights from Indigenous communities, low income, immigrant, refugee, disabled, and minority communities affected by new policies, legislation, regulation, projects and other initiatives
- Empowering low income people to have a voice in improving policy and program delivery
- How different communities are impacted in different ways
- Examples where local, provincial or federal governments have developed policy without input from diverse communities
- Questions that policy makers should be asking
INTERSECTIONALITY PANEL CONTINUES
- How ACOA is addressing GBA+ – initial steps
- Drivers for GBA+ for the evaluation function
- Preliminary model for integrating GBA+
- Reflections on early efforts to improve GBA+: best practices, lessons learned
- Issues arising where an individual’s gender identity and lived experience doesn’t align with sex at birth
- How government uses sex and gender information to administer programs, analyze demographics, set gender equity policy objectives and issue docments
- How is the current approach contributing to problems faced by transgender, non-binary, and two-spirit individuals
- Aligning federal and provincial information practices
- New data collection and accommodation practices
- New StatsCan standards
- Developing a framework for a government-wide policy direction
- Departmental review of existing information practices against the policy
We use the GBA+ process to review government policies, programs, legislation and regulations. It is our way of ensuring that what we are doing actually benefits all members of society taking into account the diverse population that is Canada. This may be giant strides forward compared to not reviewing policies for gender differences at all, but is it the best we can do? Let’s consider:
- How whole-of-government and departmental approaches can help guide long term and deeply substantive policy impact
- Analysis as to priorities, impacts on men as well as women, intersecting identities, plans, and budgets
- Programs intended to close all gender-related gaps more proactively and deliberately
- Achieve genuine equality for all over the course of a life-time.
- The approach to implementation at the CRA
- Our achievements
- How GBA+ has shaped CRA services and programs
- Agency GBA+ priorities
- What makes for a good GBA+?
- Some lessons learned
End of Day One
Day Two: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Systematic examination of sex (biological) and gender (socio-cultural) differences between men, women, girls, boys and gender diverse people to expand our understanding of health determinants
- How sex and gender interact with other intersecting identities such as age, ethnicity etc., to contribute to exposure to various risk factors, disease courses and outcomes
- How CIHR supports the integration of sex and gender into health research
- Progress and impacts of integration of sex and gender into health research
Rather than waiting for complaints and inadequately responding with piecemeal initiatives under specific time constraints, this Ministry is applying GBA+ to improve services to ensure changes hit the mark for the diverse population requiring services. This session will provide information on:
- The Policy Plan
- Broad consultation
- Review of targeted GBA+ groups
This City of Calgary has been on a journey exploring how to best advance the delivery of equitable services. The focus of this session will include the steps The City of Calgary has taken to introduce GBA+ including:
- development of a mandate to complete this work through new policy and strategy;
- completion of a baseline assessment to determine need;
- completion of a GBA+ pilot;
- development of a citizen advisory committee to guide the process; and
- relationship building with other orders of government and municipalities to learn from their experience and expertise.
The session will also include an assessment of strengths and barriers identified in our approach and results of City of Calgary initiatives to date.
- Where does bias come from?
- How do we find our own biases?
- How can we mitigate our own and our organization’s biases?
- Advance work needed: please complete the Harvard Implicit Association Test for at least ‘Gender’: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/langchoice/canada.html
At the heart of feminist GE analysis and feminist MEL is the commitment towards feminist values and the desire to understand how change happens, what works, and how gender relations can be shifted. The feminist GE analysis and MEL process begins with an action – the choice to undertake a feminist process and the realization that the participation in this approach is a form of power. It is about the inclusion of voices not often heard. To that end, this presentation will explore:
- Oxfam’s experience and approach in feminist GE analysis and feminist MEL – key principles
- Lessons learned and best practices stemming from programs
- How to best ensure the approach is intersectional and inclusive of most marginalized groups
- Ethical and safety considerations
- Data and evidence
- How do beneficiary countries react to GBA+?
- Examples from the Caribbean
- Strategies for communicating what you are doing and why
An interactive session that will help you consolidate everything covered during the two days of the conference.
End of Day Two