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Women and Gender Equality Canada 2023–24 Departmental Plan

Consistent with the Department for Women and Gender Equality Act, "the Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality through policies and programs that are compatible with Canada's international obligations and take into account sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression." The Government of Canada is investing in and taking action to address persistent gender inequalities that impact all people in Canada. To make progress towards a country where people of all genders are equal in every way and can achieve their full potential, in 2023-24, WAGE will continue to take action to advance more equitable economic, social, and political outcomes for women, girls, and people of all genders in Canada. In particular, the department will focus on the following four priority areas:

- Preventing and addressing gender-based violence (GBV);

- Strategic action and engagement to address systemic barriers to gender equality;

- Facilitating GBA Plus throughout federal government decision-making processes; and

- Supporting community action to advance gender equality and support economic security and prosperity.

Credit: The Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P. Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Date: 2023