Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well‑being

The Index measures the rights and well-being of young people in Canada from birth to age 18 and guides action to address their greatest challenges.

Graphic representation of the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well‑being

Where does Canada Stand? Take the Quiz to Test your Knowledge 

Where does canada stand?

  • 55% of children in Canada report a high level of life satisfaction 
  • 27% report feeling sad or hopeless for long periods of time 
  • 1 in 4 young people sometimes goes to bed or school hungry 
  • More than a third of young people experience discrimination 
  • 17% feel time pressure, and a quarter say they are overwhelmed with school work 

Measuring Child and Youth Well-being in Your Community

Measuring and reporting on child and youth well-being has never been more important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The UNICEF Canada Community Child and Youth Well-being Survey measures the dimensions of life under age 19 that matter for children and youth, aligned with the Index, to provide a snapshot of what life is like for young people in your community. 

The Community Survey was developed for communities with communities. Bring it to your community: find out more about the survey and access our Toolkit. Contact to learn more.   

Discover what other communities learned from young people who took the Community Child and Youth Well-being Survey. 


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