There's been a tremendous amount of work going on over the last number of years on GBA+. The minister raised a few points. The agency's becoming a department under legislation is one really critical factor, and the budgeting act is another.
The fact that it's mandatory for all Treasury Board submissions and cabinet submissions to have a GBA+ and that this analysis be considered is something that's been really critical for us. Integrating GBA+ in departmental plans is as well.
Another piece that I should mention is that there was a forum that we led in the fall. There were over 1,000 participants who came together over two days to learn from each other, and also to share best practices related to GBA+ to ensure that folks, not only in government, but also across the sectors—in the private sector and organizations—understand the benefits of gender-based analysis and utilizing it. We've heard the concern raised around intersectionality and ensuring that work around rural women, indigenous women and racialized groups is strongly considered as we're doing a GBA+.
We do know that there is continuing improvement and work to be done. We will continue to do that through our training and supports provided to other departments. As the department becomes a lead in this area, we will continue to provide that advice and guidance to other federal departments.