Canadian Indicator Framework

The Canadian Indicator Framework (CIF), which complements the Global Indicator Framework, will be used to measure progress on the different Canadian ambitions identified in Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy. The first iteration of the CIF proposes 30 ambitions, 60 federal indicators and many targets that span the SDGs. The ambitions proposed in this version of the CIF are intended to start a conversation on where Canada would like to be in 2030 with respect to each SDG.



The Canadian Indicator Framework (CIF), which complements the Global Indicator Framework, will be used to measure progress on the different Canadian ambitions identified in Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy. The first iteration of the CIF proposes 30 ambitions, 60 federal indicators and many targets that span the SDGs. The ambitions proposed in this version of the CIF are intended to start a conversation on where Canada would like to be in 2030 with respect to each SDG.



By establishing Canada’s ambitions, indicators and targets, Canada will be able to chart its path toward achieving each of the SDGs, assess progress, correct its course, identify gaps and propose concrete actions. It is important to note that the ambitions are meant to serve as guideposts. Partners are encouraged to use the indicators and targets that are relevant to their own respective realities.

The current CIF is the result of a review of the federal policies, strategies and initiatives related to all the SDGs and consultations with the departments and agencies involved. Each selected indicator is based on a clear methodology and evidence from existing reliable sources. Most of the data can be disaggregated, meaning it can be broken down into smaller subpopulations or subcategories, and it is available over several years, which will help identify regional disparities and vulnerable populations, and highlight major trends. To ensure no one is left behind, the CIF will provide disaggregated data for many specific groups that are potentially vulnerable, including women, children, seniors, veterans, immigrants, members of visible minorities, single-parent households, people with low income, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2 community.

CIF indicators are interconnected. For example, the ambition whereby Canadians contribute to and benefits from sustainable growth will be measured beyond the gross domestic product (GDP) with indicators like the unemployment rate by group, the proportion of youth not in education, employment or training (NEET), the poverty rate and the rate of access to water, electricity and education.

The proposed selected targets are a starting point for identifying targets beyond the national level and that reflect local and community contexts. The CIF will aim to identify and include whole-of-Canada ambitions, indicators and targets supported by all Canadians.

We encourage you to share your comments on the CIF.

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