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Health Portfolio Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Policy

The Health Portfolio Sex and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Policy and implementation tools are part of The Government of Canada's commitment to gender equality. The commitment calls for gender-based analysis (GBA) or sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA), as it is called within the Health Portfolio, to be used to inform and guide federal legislation, policy and program processes. This is supported by the revised Guidelines for Treasury Board Submissions (2007), and Memoranda to Cabinet templates which require federal organizations to ensure their submissions include gender considerations.