Introduction to GBA Plus

Youth fitness case study

A targeted example

Sometimes, GBA Plus reveals the need for an option that focuses on a particular intersectional group. In such cases, measures are taken to accommodate groups with a particular disadvantage, including a historical disadvantage. Measures may also be taken to prevent groups from being negatively impacted.

We will use two of the characters introduced earlier in the course - Jean-Philippe and Meera - to illustrate this example.

Remember that Meera just turned 17. She lives with her mom, dad and two younger brothers in an apartment in a big city. Her family arrived as refugees a few years ago. They have difficulty paying for her to participate in her favourite sport, hockey.

Jean-Philippe is a 10 year old boy who loves to paint and sculpt. He is from a middle-income family that lives in a small town.