Canada makes gains in CCL lifelong learning index

May 22, 2008

The latest results from the Canadian Council on Learning's Composite Learning Index shows improvement, especially in Quebec and the Maritimes. For 2008, the national average is 77, up one point from 2007 and 4 points from the national benchmark set in 2006. Victoria and Ottawa were the top performing cities with a score of 93. The majority of most-improved cities are located east of Ontario, with St. John's leading the pack. The CLI measures youth literacy, PSE participation, high-school dropout rates, job-related training and Internet access. CCL New Release | CanWest News Service | Globe and Mail | Read the full report