The Scorecard, launched as part of the Globe and Mail’s “Future of Workforce: How Will Canada Compete?” event, discusses how Canada might shape a long-term strategy to build the workforce of the future, compete globally, and achieve prosperity.
Toronto, May 15, 2023 – Century Initiative is pleased to present its 3rd annual National Scorecard on Canada’s Growth and Prosperity. This report is intended to provide a holistic look at Canada’s progress across 39 indicators, comparing our performance to similar countries or against goals set nationally utilizing reliable data, including from OECD and Statistics Canada. The 2023 Scorecard highlights several areas — including infrastructure investments, productivity, housing affordability, and climate performance —where Canada’s progress is leading, tracking positively, needs attention or is falling behind. Understanding where our country leads and where it trails behind is crucial to maintaining a strong and competitive society moving forward.
This year, Century Initiative distilled the Scorecard’s findings into three succinct key insights. The most recent available data tells us that Canada is leading on certain metrics, but that Canadian policymakers must act with these insights in mind:
“Century Initiative is the only organization committed to tracking – in a truly holistic and long-term way – our progress as a country on the policy matters that will allow us to achieve the goal of long-term social and economic prosperity,” said Lisa Lalande, CEO of Century Initiative. “While Canada remains a welcoming place for newcomers, there is a clear risk of that support eroding. We can help to strengthen or build support if we continue to acknowledge and, more importantly, address some of the critical policy issues that allow Canada not just to grow, but to grow well into the future.”
Accompanying these insights is a set of recommended key policy actions required to ensure future prosperity and vitality for Canada. We know what is required to grow and prosper. We just need to ensure that we seize the advantage we have as a country and take the right actions. Our success is dependent on our collective ability to think beyond the next decade — and design the Canada of the future and invest and plan for growth.
Read the full report and key insights below to find out more or visit the interactive Scorecard microsite.