Statistics Canada Releases an Updated Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics Hub
From Statistics Canada:
The Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics (GDIS) Hub, first launched in 2018, brings together Statistics Canada’s products related to gender, diversity and inclusion in Canada, as well as information on gender statistics in the international context. The hub enables data users to more easily find disaggregated and intersectional data, analytical products and insights. Statistics Canada uses data hubs, by subject or population group, as a means to facilitate access to a wide range of information.
The GDIS Hub includes, and connects to, a new Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation Hub, which was developed to monitor and report on indicators included in the Gender Results Framework—a framework that represents the Government of Canada’s vision for gender equality in Canada. This new Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation Hub will include data and analyses on gender and LGBTQ2+ communities, and will, over time, feature more functionality, such as the ability to filter by population group.
In addition, users will be able to easily connect directly from the GDIS Hub to other relevant Statistics Canada data hubs and portals, specifically Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Statistics on Indigenous peoples, Immigration and ethnocultural diversity statistics, Accessibility statistics, Older adults and population aging statistics, Rural Canada statistics, Languages statistics, and the Dimensions of Poverty Hub.
The GDIS Hub now serves as the primary platform for disseminating products and information related to Statistics Canada’s Disaggregated data action plan: Why it matters to you. Statistics Canada is implementing this action plan to guide our data efforts to better meet the needs of data users, while remaining respectful and inclusive, and continuing to guarantee privacy and confidentiality.
Statistics Canada will continue to update the GDIS Hub as new data and resources become available.
Furthermore, Statistics Canada will engage with diverse groups of data users to understand their experiences, ensure that the hub is meeting their data needs, and to solicit their feedback on hub functionality and information availability.
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