Measuring progress

Canada’s Gender Results Framework

Building on Canada’s first ever Gender Statement in Budget 2017, the Government is introducing a new Gender Results Framework.

The Framework is a whole-of-government tool that will:

  • track how Canada is currently performing;
  • define what is needed to achieve greater equality; and
  • determine how progress will be measured going forward.

The Framework reflects priorities for gender equality and the Government’s plan to ensure all Canadians have a real and fair chance at success.

Look for details of the Framework on our website in February 2019 along with other measures to strengthen the Government’s ability to conduct further GBA+ and gender budgeting in the future.

Gender Equality Goals for Canada

  • Education & Skills Development

  • Equal opportunities and diversified paths in education and skills development

    • More diversified educational paths and career choices
    • Reduced gender gaps in reading and numeracy skills among youth, including Indigenous youth
    • Equal lifelong learning opportunities for adults
  • Economic Participation & Prosperity

  • Equal and full participation in the economy

    • Increased labour market opportunities for women, especially women in under-represented groups
    • Reduced gender wage gap
    • Increased full-time employment of women
    • Equal sharing of parenting roles and family responsibilities
    • Better gender balance across occupations
    • More women in higher-quality jobs, such as permanent and well-paid jobs
  • Leadership & Democratic Participation

  • Gender equality in leadership roles and at all levels of decision-making

    • More women in senior management positions, and more diversity in senior leadership positions
    • Increased opportunities for women to start and grow their businesses, and succeed on a global scale
    • More company board seats held by women, and more diversity on company boards
    • Greater representation of women and underrepresented groups in elected office and ministerial positions in national and sub-national governments
    • Increased representation of women and underrepresented groups in the judicial system
  • Gender Based Violence & Access to Justice

  • Eliminating gender-based violence and harassment, and promoting security of the person and access to justice

    • Workplaces are harassment free
    • Fewer women are victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
    • Fewer victims of childhood maltreatment
    • Fewer women killed by an intimate partner
    • Increased police reporting of violent crimes
    • Fewer Indigenous women and girls are victims of violence
    • Increased accountability and responsiveness of the Canadian justice system
  • Poverty Reduction, Health & Well-Being

  • Reduced poverty and improved health outcomes

    • Fewer vulnerable individuals living in poverty
    • Fewer women and children living in food-insecure households
    • Fewer vulnerable individuals lacking stable, safe and permanent housing
    • Child and spousal support orders enforced
    • More years in good health
    • Improved mental health
    • Improved access to contraception for young people and reduced adolescent birth rate
  • Gender Equality Around the World

  • Promoting gender equality to build a more peaceful, inclusive, rules-based and prosperous world

    • Feminist international approach to all policies and programs, including diplomacy, trade, security and development

Women in Politics

27% Women Member of the Parliament - Current (Parliament of Canada)
47% Women Senators (Parliament of Canada)
50% Women Ministers (Parliament of Canada)
Women candidates in general elections: 373 in 2000, 391 in 2004, 380 in 2006, 445 in 2008, 451 in 2011 and 535 in 2015.
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