GBA Plus Conference

The Conference objectives will be to:

– Unpack the Canadian federal government’s renewed Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) framework – including its strengths and limitations and how it can be utilized in practice to create targeted and effective policy;

– Explore Dr. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw’s concept of intersectionality and its importance in the creation of inclusive work environments and policy. This dialogue is interested in discussing how to avoid ornamental intersectionality (Dr. Sirma Bilge) and how to effectively take on the mantle of an anti-racist approaches in theory and in policy practice;

– Critically examine the existing GBA Plus framework through dialogue on how inequalities are conceptualized within the dominant model, and what future progress can be made to ensure on-going decolonial and anti-racist praxis through use of alternative approaches; and

– Discuss concrete cases examples of how to apply GBA Plus and intersectionality to government and business, how to empower your employees to create a safe and respectful environment for discussions of inclusion, and how organizational leadership can lead by example.

Our vision is to create a safe, productive, and collaborative space for government, academic, and business professionals to ask big questions and learn innovative and practical ways to apply diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility frameworks effectively whilst being purposefully reflexive about their own positionality in their day-to-day work to activate and sustain transformative DEI change.

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Apr 04 - 05 2022


Eastern Time (EDT)
10:30 am - 7:00 pm

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