National Action Plan on Open Government Commitment

C05.2.14 - Open Data for Results

Commitment:
Open Data for Results
Milestone:
Build an open government and open data ecosystem
Indicator:
C05.2.14 - Plan and develop a central online hub to facilitate public access to GBA Plus data, information and resources, and to provide a space for learning and participation
Lead Organization:
Department for Women and Gender Equality
Deadline:
By December 2023
Summit for Democracy:
No

Updates

2022-12
Status:
Limited progress
Evidence of progress:

• WAGE is making progress towards its commitment to plan and develop a central online hub to facilitate public access to GBA Plus data, information, and resources, and to provide a space for learning and participation.
• WAGE is in the development phase of a GBA Plus central online hub. As part of this process, preliminary discussions were held internally with the IT Team and the Digital Communications Team to discuss collaborative approach in creating a client-focused, easy to use online hub.
• Work is underway to identify type of information the hub will host as well as mock-up of the hub’s various potential web pages and functions.

Evidence:

NIL

Challenges:

NIL

2022-09
Status:
Limited progress
Evidence of progress:

• WAGE is currently in the planning phase for the development of a GBA Plus central online hub. As part of this process, preliminary discussions have been undertaken on the Hub’s purpose and use, as well on the content, engagement capabilities and desired scope of impact. Also, as part of this phase of work, potential internal and external partners to advance this work are being identified for future engagement and collaboration. This preparatory phase will help inform aspects of the implementation plan, such as defining work objectives, roles and responsibilities, key activities, and timelines. Preparatory work is also underway to identify key partners and relevant stakeholders and to assess repositories of GBA Plus content (e.g., intersectional data).

Evidence:

NIL

Challenges:

• To support Minister Ien in implementing mandate letter commitments, Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) is currently planning activities to enhance the framing and parameters of GBA Plus. This work will involve engaging with federal partners on ways to improve this intersectional tool and related governance and accountability. WAGE is in the process of seeking senior officials’ approval on an engagement strategy for this purpose. There is a high likelihood that the engagement strategy and findings from consultations will impact components of the work planned for the implementation of the GBA Plus Knowledge Hub. The team will adjust its activities accordingly.

2022-03
Status:
Limited progress
Evidence of progress:

• In fiscal year 2021-2022, Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) initiated a letter of agreement with Transport Canada’s Digital Services and Transformation Office (DSTO) with the aim of receiving advice and support in the planning and designing of a web portal or Knowledge Hub on Gender-based Analysis (GBA) Plus. This Knowledge Hub will bring together a suite of tools, training and resources related to diversity, inclusion and intersectional analysis, and will serve as an information sharing platform to build GBA Plus capacity across the federal public service. By making research and data more readily available, federal departments and agencies will be better equipped to apply rigorous intersectional analyses in the development of responsive and inclusive policies, programs and initiatives.

• As part of this agreement, DSTO conducted a mapping exercise to determine the knowledge hub’s objective, a gap analysis to identify missing elements on the current website, and the creation of characters to determine potential users for a client-centric approach to the development of the web portal. In addition, DSTO leveraged existing information such as WAGE’s GBA Plus needs assessment and the implementation survey to identify guiding principles, website objectives, and a potential structure and features for the website.

• Using the work conducted by DSTO, WAGE is now in the process of developing an implementation plan.

Evidence:

NIL

Challenges:

NIL

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