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Supplementary tables - 2023-24 Departmental Plan

Gender-based analysis plus

General information
Institutional GBA Plus Capacity
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recognizes the importance of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus) and supports its implementation across the Office.

Key areas of effort for the coming year will be to encourage employees to take GBA Plus training, participate in information exchanges with the GBA Plus community, and continue the GBA Plus pilot project as part of the Contribution Program.
Highlights of GBA Plus Results Reporting Capacity by Program
Protection of Privacy rights

It is currently too early for the OPC to develop a comprehensive list of programs that will collect and maintain sufficient information to undertake GBA Plus.

The OPC is conscious of the need for data-driven, evidence-based analysis and is therefore currently exploring ways of incorporating GBA Plus into our work in the most-privacy protective manner possible. This work will not only inform our own GBA Plus practices but will also help the Office to provide recommendations to other federal government departments and agencies on how they can also implement GBA Plus in a manner that respects the privacy rights of Canadians.

Details on transfer payment programs

Contributions Program of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Start date April 1, 2020
End date March 31, 2025
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2021-22
Link to departmental result(s) Canadians are empowered to exercise their privacy rights and; Parliamentarians, and public and private sector organizations are informed and guided to protect Canadian’s privacy rights.
Link to the department’s Program Inventory Promotion Program
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program

This program exists under section 24 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This section states – among other things – that the Commissioner is authorized to take any action that is appropriate to promote Part I of the Act. In accordance with PIPEDA, the goals and objectives of the Program are to:

  1. Capitalize on existing research capacity in academic, not-for-profit and other sectors to generate new knowledge and support the development of expertise in selected areas of privacy and data protection.
  2. Increase awareness and understanding among individuals and organizations of their privacy rights and obligations.
  3. Promote uptake and application of research results by relevant stakeholders.
Expected results

Immediate outcomes: increased and enhanced sharing and dissemination of information, knowledge and best practices.

Intermediate outcomes: increased and enhanced policy development capacity; increased and enhanced public awareness.

Ultimate outcomes: enhanced privacy legislation, regulations, policies and practices. Improved individual (public) capacity to guard against threats to personal information.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2014-15
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of next planned evaluation No evaluation planned.
General targeted recipient groups Non-profit organizations including consumer, voluntary and advocacy organizations, educational institutions and industry and trade associations.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients While not required to conduct an independent evaluation of our program given its small size ($500K), we plan nonetheless periodically to evaluate the Program independently. Through these evaluations, we will engage applicants and recipients with a view to obtaining their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of our program, and how we may improve it going forward.
Financial information
Type of transfer payment 2022-23 forecast spending 2023-24 planned spending 2024-25 planned spending 2025-26 planned spending
Total grants - - - -
Total contributions $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Total other types of transfer payments - - - -
Total program $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
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