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Quality of life in Canada: A citizens' report card

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Michalski, Joseph
Publication Date: 
3 Sep 2002

Available in print for order (see SOURCE) or online for download.

Excerpted from press release:

In late 2000, CPRN led 40 dialogue sessions with Canadians from all walks of life and all regions of the country to develop a picture of what citizens think should be included in a national portrait of our quality of life. The result is 'Quality of life in Canada: A citizens' report card."

The report card presents comparative data for 40 national indicators under nine primary themes identified by dialogue participants. The themes are, in order of priority:

- democratic rights and participation
- health
- education/learning
- environment
- social conditions and programs
- community
- personal well-being
- economy and employment, and
- government.

The Report Card results show progress on some fronts, lack of movement on others and deterioration in still others.

[See page 46 of Background Report for child care component.]