Day One: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

11:15 EST

45 min
Jill Chesley

How City of Edmonton Approaches Deep Diversity and Intersectionality

Jill Chesley, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Respect in the Workforce, Employee Services , City of Edmonton

  • Intersectionality is the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
  • Cumulative disadvantages and impact faced by those with multiple intersecting oppressions, such as racialized women, women with disabilities, women with children, queer, gender queer and transgender individuals, and those who live at the intersections of multiple identities (including men).
  • Understanding intersectionality in your own organization?
  • Ensuring those most directly affected by programs or policies play a central role as spokespersons for their own causes
  • The need to be inclusive in discussing issues
  • The need to gather disaggregated data that includes individuals with intersecting identities

12:00 EST

60 min


13:00 EST

45 min

Statistics Canada’s Disaggregated Data Action Plan (DDAP)

Ashley Edwards, Statistics Canada

A presentation on Statistics Canada’s Disaggregated Data Action Plan (DDAP), which aims to fill data gaps and provide more representative data collection methods.

  • Budget 2021 allocated significant funding to Statistics Canada to implement a DDAP
  • This Plan has four guiding principles:
    • Data and analyses should be disaggregated at the lowest level of population detail possible, while respecting quality and confidentiality;
    • Analysis should focus on intersectionality as opposed to binary interactions;
    • Statistics Canada’s approved statistical standards should be used for disaggregation across all programs; and
    • Data should be released at the lowest level of geography possible.
  • The DDAP will increase the quality and size of the agency’s data holdings on diverse populations, at various levels of geography and is a key enabler of GBA Plus and intersectional analysis.
  • Increased diversity data, and subsequent analyses will help us understand the experiences and outcomes of diverse groups of people in Canada.

13:45 EST

45 min
Maja Bosnic

Gender Responsive Budgeting: Implementing GBA+ Throughout the Budget Cycle

Maja Bosnic, TED speaker, Business Development Director / Sector Lead for Governance and Democracy / Project Director, NIRAS International Consulting (Stockholm, Sweden)

Gender budgeting means the systematic application of analytical tools and processes, as a routine part of the budget process, in order to highlight gender equality issues and to inform, prioritise and resource gender-responsive policies.

  • Using the tools, techniques and procedures of the budget cycle in a systematic way to promote equality
  • Gender budgeting approach.
  • The routine availability of gender-disaggregated data
  • Embedding of gender specific approaches within the normal annual routines of budgeting

14:30 EST

15 min


14:45 EST

60 min
Mary Bartram Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah
Intersecting Identities Panel

Improve Your Understanding of the LGBTQ2S , Neurodiverse Immigrant and Disabled Communities

Moderator: Geoff Dubrow, Principal Consultant, Nexus PFM Consulting

Margaux Wosk, Owner, Retrophiliac, Public Speaker, Advocate and Activist / Lower Mainland West Regional Director, BC People First

Mary Bartram, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Executive Director, The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Samina Sami, Chief Executive Officer, COSTI

  • 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 of those with intersecting identities and how those questions should be asked

15:45 EST

45 min

Key Issues in Mainstreaming an Intersectional Sex and Gender Lens into Research and Policy in the Defence Sector - What Can We Learn?

  • Existing systemic research biases and knowledge gaps
  • Equity in military and veteran research: Why it is essential to integrate an intersectional sex and gender lens
  • The need to consider the diverse needs of all in the military and veteran populations
  • The need to make visible specific experiences and health outcomes of women, subgroups of women and men
  • Sex and gender tools and considerations for the application of an intersectional sex and gender lens in military, veteran, and family health research

16:30 EST

End of Day One

Day Two: Thursday, February 23, 2023

10:15 EST

45 min

Role of GBA+ Analysis in Promoting Equitable Compensation

  • Pay equity as a tool for economic recovery
  • Pay equity issues for women with intersectional backgrounds, with a focus on gender identity issues

12:30 EST

60 min


13:30 EST

45 min

Challenges and Strategies for Advancing GBA+ in impact Assessment in Canada

  • Strengthening capacity for GBA+
  • Encouraging meaningful participation
  • Building awareness and dispelling misconceptions
  • Understanding the broader context and entrenched power relationships
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Addressing impacts
  • Ensuring coherence with policies and frameworks
  • Recognizing jurisdictional issues and regulatory regimes

15:00 EST

15 min


15:15 EST

45 min

Q & A, Wrap Up, Planning Your Next Steps

16:00 EST

End of Day Two