Gender-based analysis plus

2020-21 Departmental Plan – GBA+ Supplementary Table
Governance structures CCOHS will continue to develop a framework for an inclusion and diversity program which will include: a commitment for diversity recruitment strategies; the development of activities to increase the social and cultural diversity in the workplace; leadership and organizational diversity and inclusion training with an approach that promotes gender equality. CCOHS will also continue to work closely with its Council of Governors to integrate gender considerations into strategic initiatives that further advance health and safety in the workplace.
Human resources Not applicable – As a micro-sized department, CCOHS does not have resources to dedicate full time employees to this initiative. CCOHS works closely with its tripartite council representing governments (federal, provincial, and territorial), employers and labour, which assists in delivering a trustworthy and complete occupational health and safety service, and ensures that both CCOHS’ services and structure integrate gender considerations.
Planned initiatives
  • CCOHS will continue to address workplace mental health by providing reliable and credible mental health information, tools, education, and resources to workers and employers in Canada.
  • CCOHS will facilitate workshops and presentations in various regions in Canada as well as develop tool kits to help workplaces incorporate psychological health and safety into their own programs, particularly in higher risk sectors, such as farming and healthcare. The increased usage of resources from e-courses, tools, web portals, workshops, and presentations will provide practical guidance for workplaces to affect positive change as well as extend reach and impact to Canadians.
  • To help achieve greater gender balance in the field of occupational health and safety, CCOHS plans to launch a new scholarship program to encourage women to pursue post-secondary education in occupational health and safety programs.
  • CCOHS will continue to use imagery in social media campaigns, courses, and other public facing outputs that is inclusive and reflects the diversity of the people of Canada.
  • CCOHS will also promote and monitor the usage of the CCOHS Gender, Work and Health web portal. We must understand how gender and sex influence work and health and integrate gender considerations into occupational safety and health activities. The portal provides policy makers and workplaces with the most current, relevant research and tools to do this.
Reporting capacity and data Not applicable