Addressing the gaps in Canada’s education lifecycle

January 21, 2016

The journey through Canada’s education system is very different for children born into the bottom 10% and top 10% of Canada’s family income bracket, writes a team of contributors for Drawing on a number of reports from Statistics Canada, the article goes on to describe the countless advantages and disadvantages that respectively face the top and bottom 10% at various stages in the education lifecycle, from early childhood care all the way through the end of PSE. The article devotes particular attention to showing how certain disadvantages are especially pronounced for Canada’s First Nations communities, and it concludes with a discussion of the concrete steps Canada can take to close the opportunity gap between the privileged and the underprivileged.