The Progress of Canada's Children & Youth

The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) has been producing Progress since 1996. This magazine-style publication provides a wealth of information on different factors that influence the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth. This 7th edition reports on many indicators, including family life, economic security, physical safety, learning, and more. Because the report tracks this information over time, it helps identify trends, successes, and challenges.

Progress is one of the CCSD's most popular products. It is a useful resource tool that includes a full index and easy-to-read charts and tables. It is geared to those whose work involves issues affecting children and youth. Researchers, policy-makers, community workers and activists, teachers, parents, and child care workers are regular users of information in Progress.

For a list of downloadable files, including the complete report and individual PDF files of each chapter, visit the Tools page. Additional materials, not contained in the published report, can be found in the Web-only Supplementary Data section.

The CCSD gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program and the Laidlaw Foundation in producing The Progress of Canada’s Children and Youth 2006.