Departmental Plan 2018-2019

Supplementary Information Tables

Gender-based analysis plus


The Government of Canada defines the term “gender-based analysis plus” (GBA+) as an analytical approach used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and gender-diverse people may experience policies, programs and initiatives. The “plus” in GBA+ acknowledges that the gender-based analysis goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences. There are multiple identity factors that intersect to make us who we are; GBA+ considers many other identity factors, such as race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability.

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the full implementation of GBA+ across federal departments, so that differential impacts on diverse groups of people are considered when policies, programs and legislation are developed. In 2015, the government renewed its commitment to GBA+ and mandated the Minister of Status of Women to work with the President of the Treasury Board to ensure that GBA+ is incorporated into Departmental Results Frameworks, Departmental Plans and Departmental Results Reports, and performance reporting.

More information on GBA+ is available on the GBA+ Portal in GCpedia.

Governance structures

CAS is committed to the implementation of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in the development of policies, programs and initiatives, including consideration of differentiated impacts on diverse groups of women and men.

GBA+ Governance and Oversight

The accountability mechanisms that ensure that GBA+ is integrated into departmental decision-making processes at CAS is as follows:

  • The CAS Executive Committee (ExCom), headed by the Chief Administrator is responsible for the approval of CAS GBA+ policies, frameworks, procedures and action plans.
  • The CAS Responsibility Center for developing, monitoring and implementing a framework and practices of GBA+ is the Strategic Planning, Communications and Corporate Secretariat Directorate. The Responsibility Center is also responsible for conducting annual reviews and assessments of the implementation of the CAS’s GBA+ Framework and Departmental Action Plan, and reporting to ExCom on progress.
  • A CAS GBA+ Advisory Committee will be established in 2018-19 and will comprise of senior management and employee representatives from across Canada. This committee will assist in the development, update and implementation of such plans.
Human resources
  • In 2018-19, the implementation of the CAS GBA+ Framework and Departmental Action Plan will be a shared responsibility. Executives will be required to support CAS’s commitments to GBA+ and demonstrate progress made on items outlined in the Departmental GBA+ Action Plan. Plans will also include CAS’s management commitment to discuss the results of annual reviews and assessments of the implementation of the CAS GBA+ Framework and Departmental Action Plan with employees.
Planned initiatives
  • In 2018–19, CAS will formalize its GBA+ Framework and a Departmental Action Plan to strengthen the use of GBA+ as a key tool in informing decision making. The plan will take into consideration lessons learned and best practices from other federal departments and agencies and contribute to CAS’s capacity to learn about, apply and report on the organization’s GBA+ activities.
  • Implement the CAS’s GBA+ Framework and Departmental Action Plan.
  • Provide mandatory GBA+ training to senior officials, analysts and other appropriate staff.
  • Develop guides, manuals and other appropriate tools for promoting GBA+.
Internal audits
Title of internal audit Area being audited Status Expected completion date
Values & Ethics Framework Human Resources In progress May 2018
Efficiency of the Delivery of Registry Services Registry Services In progress December 2018
Judicial Services Translation Activities Judicial Services Planned March 2019
Corporate Communications Framework and Practices Corporate Services Planned September 2019
Judicial Support Services at Hearings Judicial Services Planned December 2019
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