Supplementary Information Tables - Gender-based analysis plus

Section 1: Institutional GBA Plus Capacity

The PPSC has one core responsibility: Federal Prosecutions. That is, to prosecute criminal and regulatory offences under federal law in an independent, impartial and fair manner. It also provides prosecutorial legal advice to investigative agencies. To be successful, the PPSC must address systemic discrimination and overrepresentation in the criminal justice system, and integrate equity into all its decisions.

The 2021-2022 fiscal year was a great year in advancing GBA Plus within the organization. Following the formal approval of the GBA Plus Statement of Intent just one year prior, the GBA Plus Responsibility Centre has achieved many important milestones.

The biggest milestone of 2021-2022 was the launch of PPSC's new mandatory GBA Plus training for prosecutors and: Expanding our Mindset – Applying an Intersectional Lens to Prosecutorial Work (a GBA Plus Approach). The training is founded on the new, strengthened GBA Plus approach and is specifically adapted for the needs of PPSC prosecutors. As of March 31, 2022, 36% of all PPSC prosecutors have completed this training. The GBA Plus Responsibility Centre is currently working on adapting the training for the paralegal community.

Section 2: Gender and Diversity Impacts, by Program

Core Responsibility: Federal Prosecutions


The unique cultural setting for prosecutions in the North led to the creation of the Crown Witness Coordinators Program in 1988. For more than 30 years, the Program has provided a service to bridge the cultural gap between the court system and First Nations and Inuit victims and witnesses engaged in the court process. The main role of Crown Witness Coordinators (CWC) is to help victims and witnesses understand the court process, the roles of the court participants and, for the victims, their rights and responsibilities under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. CWCs provide court updates, accompany witnesses to court, provide support during and after testimony, and assist with trial preparation. CWCs also act as liaisons between Crown counsel, victims, and witnesses, to ensure that their concerns are considered during the justice process.

GBA Plus Data Collection Plan:

The PPSC is not able to monitor and/or report program impacts by gender and diversity. The PPSC's legal case management system does not provide the statistical information needed to provide gender-based data.

Section 3: Program Links to Gender Results Framework

Core Responsibility: Federal Prosecutions

Program name Education and Skills Development Economic Participation and Prosperity Leadership and Democratic Participation Gender-based Violence and Access to Justice Poverty Reduction, Health and Well-Being Gender Equality around the World
Federal Prosecutions       x    

Section 4: Program Links to Quality of Life Framework

Core Responsibility: Federal Prosecutions

Program name Prosperity Health Environment Society Good Governance
Federal Prosecutions       x  
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