Canada’s Social Performance – Conference Board of Canada

Reviewing the report on Canada’s Social Performance it is sobering to note that Canadian provinces do not have a top rating in terms of social performance.  The report is based on indicators relating to a number of areas including: poverty, income inequality, gender and immigrant wage gaps, crime statistics, jobless youth, and overall life satisfaction.

  1. Compared with international peers, half of Canada’s provinces score “B” grades on the overall society report card. They are middle-of-the-pack performers, with top-ranked province New Brunswick placing 10th overall.
  2. Alberta, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador get “C”s, with Newfoundland and Labrador placing ahead of only bottom-ranked peers France, Japan, and the United States.
  3. Canada gets a “B” overall and ranks 10th among the 16 peer countries.
  4. The Nordic countries Norway, Denmark, and Sweden do best overall.


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