Gender-based analysis plus


Each organization is responsible to conduct its own analysis, under the Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) frameworkthis is a link to an external website, to support this government-wide reporting requirement.

In 2018, Parliament passed the Canadian Gender Budgeting Actthis is a link to an external website. The departmental plans and departmental results reports are being used to fulfil the President of the Treasury Board's obligations to make public analysis on the impacts of expenditure programs on gender and diversity.


All departments must complete the GBA Plus supplementary information table. Even if GBA Plus is deemed not relevant to a department’s programs, the department must complete the table and explain how GBA Plus is not relevant.

Institutional GBA Plus Capacity

As a micro-sized 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 decisionmaking processes by requiring CCOHS to assess the potential implications of products and services produced to support the diverse populations of Canadians.

We set the following goals for 2023-24:

  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 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, 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 Capacity by Program
Occupational Health and Safety Information and Services
  • Through a survey of CCOHS' website users, CCOHS began collecting GBA+ data in 2022-2023.
  • Once this fiscal year ends, CCOHS will review and analyze data and identify future initiatives to bridge identified gaps in this program.
Internal Services
  • CCOHS continues to work on its internal framework for inclusion and diversity.
  • CCOHS launched an updated employee self-identification survey in 2022-2023.
  • Once results of this survey are available and analyzed, future initiatives will be developed to advance anti-racism, equity and inclusion at the Centre.