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Supplementary Information Tables: Gender Based Analysis Plus2023–24 Departmental Plan

Gender Based Analysis Plus

Institutional GBA Plus Capacity

Governance

In 202324, Elections Canada will continue to work on formalizing its Gender Based Analysis (GBA) Plus governance. This will allow different sectors of the agency to benefit from strengthened internal capacity and ensure data are collected to support GBA Plus consistently across the organization.

Reporting

Elections Canada will continue to work on assessing the availability of data and reporting capacity from a GBA Plus perspective for all of its programs, so as to supplement the agency's existing public opinion research (POR) data collection activities and holdings. This scope of this work will be outlined in a GBA Plus action plan.

Capacity

It is expected that changes to the governance structure for GBA Plus will result in greater capacity to advance the agency's GBA Plus priorities.

Highlights of GBA Plus Results Reporting Capacity by Program

Voting Services

Voting Services does not currently collect administrative data on electors or field staff to enable GBA Plus analysis. To date, this program has used public opinion research to examine its impacts on identified key stakeholder groups (youth and first-time voters, persons with a disability, and Indigenous electors). The program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that allow for distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of the program's impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Field Management

Field Management is conducting pilot-related work and planning in view of collecting administrative data on election administrators for a GBA Plus analysis. The program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that allow for distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what additional data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of the program's impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Electoral Data Services

Electoral Data Services uses data from the National Register of Electors to publish information on registration and voter participation by age and gender. To date, this program has also used public opinion research to examine its impacts on identified key stakeholder groups (youth and first-time voters, persons with a disability, and Indigenous electors). This program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that allow for distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what additional data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of its impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Public Education and Information

The Public Education and Information program uses public opinion research to examine its impacts on identified key stakeholder groups (youth and first-time voters, persons with a disability, and Indigenous electors). The program routinely collects data on public opinion research, including those that enable GBA Plus analysis, whenever there is a federal general election or by-election. It occasionally collects other public opinion research data outside of an election. The program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that enable distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what additional data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of the program's impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Political Entities Regulatory Compliance

Political Entities Regulatory Compliance does not currently collect administrative data that could enable GBA Plus analysis. This program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that enable distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of the program's impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Electoral Integrity and Regulatory Policy

The Electoral Integrity and Regulatory Policy program does not currently collect administrative data on electors or field staff to enable GBA Plus analysis. To date, the program has used public opinion research to examine its impacts on identified key stakeholder groups (youth and first-time voters, persons with a disability, and Indigenous electors). The program will continue to identify opportunities to generate disaggregated data that enable distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.

Once the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has been established, the agency will review the data collection activities and reporting needs of this program to determine what data are available or would be required to enable monitoring and reporting of the program's impacts with respect to gender and diversity.

Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections

The Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections does not currently collect administrative data on Canadians who access its programs. The program will continue to identify opportunities, where appropriate, to generate disaggregated data that enables distinctions to be made along specific identity-based factors, including gender.