Gender-based analysis plus


In 2018, Parliament passed the Canadian Gender Budgeting Act. The departmental plans and departmental results reports are being used to fulfill the President of the Treasury Board’s obligations to make public, every year, analysis on the impacts of expenditure programs on gender and diversity.

Each organization is responsible for conducting their own Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus).


All organizations must complete GBA Plus supplementary information tables in departmental plans and departmental results reports on an annual basis.

General information: Institutional GBA Plus capacity


CCOHS recognizes the importance of GBA plus perspectives and is committed to ensuring diverse groups of workers in Canada benefit from our products and services.


As a small department, CCOHS does not have resources to dedicate full-time employees to this initiative. However, CCOHS recognizes its importance and is committed to ensuring diverse groups of workers in Canada benefit from our programs. The CCOHS leadership team, along with its tripartite Council of Governors, ensure that GBA Plus perspectives are integrated into departmental decision-making processes by requiring CCOHS to assess the potential implications of products and services produced to support the diverse populations in Canada.

CCOHS set the following goals for 2024-25:

  1. To continue to address workplace mental health by providing reliable and credible mental health information, tools, education, and resources to workers and employers in Canada.
  2. To promote greater gender balance in the field of occupational health and safety by promoting the Chad Bradley Scholarship for women and women-identified genders, highlighting the importance of gender equality in the profession of occupational health and safety.
  3. To continue to ensure that all products and services delivered by CCOHS are written in plain language, are accessible, and that the imagery used is inclusive and reflects the diversity of the people of Canada.
  4. To continue to add content to, and promote and monitor the usage of, the CCOHS Gender, Work and Health web portal, an online repository of current and relevant research and tools to assist policy makers and employers to integrate gender considerations into their health and safety programs.
  5. To continue capturing CCOHS user GBA Plus information via its website user survey.
  6. To implement an internal framework for diversity and inclusion focused on recruitment strategies that increase social, racial, gender and cultural diversity in the workplace.
Highlights of GBA Plus results reporting by program
Occupational Health and Safety Information and Services
  • CCOHS collects GBA Plus data through a survey of its website users.
Internal Services
  • CCOHS continues to work on its internal framework for inclusion and diversity based on the results of an updated employee self-identification survey completed in FY 2022-23.