A new study ranks Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada, while Windsor, Ont., rated last of the country’s 25 largest metropolitan areas.
The study by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives senior researcher Kate McInturff looks at the gaps in men and women’s access to economic security, personal security, education, health, and positions of leadership in Canada’s biggest cities.
Did Barrie make the cut? Why, yes it did! We ranked #16 over all…not too bad!
Barrie also has one of the biggest wage gaps between men and women, with women making 62 cents on the dollar to men. Women are more likely than men to hold a high school or post-secondary degree, although local figures show that the rate of educational achievement (15 per cent for women, 12 per cent for men) is well below the national average.