This annual study provides a snapshot of the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s largest 26 metropolitan areas. The fifth report in this series, the study measures these gaps in a given community in order to capture inequalities that can be attributed, at least in part, to discrimination based on gender; it also serves as a reminder that, with the right choices and policies, these gaps can be closed. This year's list shows no clear winner with the difference between first place Kingston and last place Barrie being separated by only 7.1 percentage points, suggesting that all of Canada's cities need to be doing more to close their gender gaps.
What is a gender gap? Our fact sheets provide key indicators that detail the gender gaps wome in Canada face related to economic security, political leadership, personal security, health, and education.
Going further, Katherine Scott's blog, Who’s missing: Data gaps undermine our efforts to track gender gaps and push for meaningful change, provides critical insight into the unequal experience of gender gaps that racialized, Indigenous, and disabled women and gender diverse individuals face.