On October 16th, we released our third annual ranking of the best and worst cities to be a woman in Canada. The report, by CCPA senior researcher Kate McInturff, provides a snapshot of the gaps in men's and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in communities across the country.
You may be unsurprised to learn that although Canada has come a long way in the last few decades, progress is uneven. Fortunately, the gaps highlighted in this report provide a map of the areas in need of attention if we are ever going to deliver on the promise of a more equal Canada.
Legislators and policymakers have tough decisions to make when it comes to how we use our collective resources to build a better country. Closing the gender gap moves us all forward. We live together, we work together and when we put an end to inequality, we all share in the benefit of more secure and stable lives and communities.
Our report has received an enthusiastic response from press outlets across the country. Here's a sample of just some of the media attention we’ve received:
- What’s the best (and worst) city to be a woman in Canada? [Canadian Press / Global]
- These are the most (and least) woman-friendly cities in Canada [Chatelaine]
- What is the best and worst city in Canada to be a woman? [CTV News]