Source: UNICEF Canada
125 Indicators for one Childhood
Many Canadians believe that Canada is the best place in the world to grow up. Is it?
Canada’s wealth has been steadily rising, but our overall level of child and youth well-being hasn’t budged in more than a decade. Why?
The Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being measures levels, inequalities and trends in the state of children and youth. It’s a big ‘selfie’ of Canada, a snapshot that looks at many aspects of childhood to help Canadians understand what growing up is like for kids, focus efforts and accelerate progress where it is most needed.
The Index brings together a wide range of data into one framework to encourage a comprehensive and balanced view of how kids in Canada are faring. UNICEF Canada is tracking 125 indicators across nine dimensions of the lives of children and youth, from birth to age 18, using the most recent, population-level, statistical data.
Visit UNICEF Canada’s One Youth for more information, and to access the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being 2019 Baseline Report.