The Canadian Indicator Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals

Release date: June 22, 2021

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Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Canadian Ambition: Reduce poverty in Canada in all its forms

1.1.1

Target

By 2030, a 50% reduction in the rate of poverty, compared to the 2015 level

Indicator

Poverty rate, as measured by Canada’s official poverty line

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0135-01 Low income statistics by age, sex and economic family type

1.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Prevalence of asset resilience

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0083-01 Percentage of persons who are asset resilient, Canada and provinces


Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to sufficient, affordable and nutritious food

2.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Prevalence of food insecurity

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0385-01 Household food security by living arrangement

Canadian Ambition: Canadian agriculture is sustainable

2.2.1

Target

By 2030, support improvement in the environmental performance of the agriculture sector by achieving a score of 71 or higher for the Index of Agri-Environmental Sustainability

Indicator

Index of Agri-Environmental Sustainability

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Custom tabulation


Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Canadian Ambition: Canadians adopt healthy behaviours

3.1.1

Target

By March 31, 2022, 30% of Canadians report eating fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day

Indicator

Percentage of Canadians who report eating fruits and vegetables 5 or more times per day

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates

3.2.1

Target

By 2023, less than 10% of students (grades 7-12) have used a vaping product (e-cigarettes only) in the past 30 days

Indicator

Prevalence of vaping among youth

Source: University of Waterloo. Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

3.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of the population that is overweight or obese

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0373-01 Overweight and obesity based on measured body mass index, by age group and sex

3.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Prevalence of harmful alcohol use

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have healthy and satisfying lives

3.5.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of Canadians who are satisfied or very satisfied with their life

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates

3.6.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of Canadians who perceived their overall health and social well-being as very good to excellent

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates

3.7.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of Canadians who perceived their mental health as very good to excellent

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates

Canadian Ambition: Canada prevents causes of premature death

3.8.1

Target

By 2025, 95% coverage of all childhood vaccines and 90% coverage of all adolescent vaccines

Indicator

Vaccination rates for selected diseases

Source: Statistics Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada, Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey

3.9.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Incidence of selected diseases

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System

3.10.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Mortality rate for selected causes of death

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0394-01 Leading causes of death, total population, by age group

3.11.1

Target

Eliminate tuberculosis across Inuit Nunangat by 2030, and reduce the incidence of active tuberculosis by at least 50% by 2025

Indicator

Tuberculosis incidence per 100,000 population in Inuit Nunangat

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian Tuberculosis Reporting System

3.12.1

Target

Reduction from the previous year in the incidence of opioid and stimulant overdose related harms

Indicator

Incidence of opioid and stimulant overdose related harms

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada. Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada

3.13.1

Target

By 2035, less than 5% of Canadians (aged 15+) are cigarette smokers

Indicator

Prevalence of cigarette smoking

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates


Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to inclusive and quality education throughout their lives

4.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

High school completion rate

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 37-10-0170-01 High school completion rate by sex, age group and selected demographic characteristics

4.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Post-secondary education attainment rate

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 37-10-0130-01 Educational attainment of the population aged 25 to 64, by age group and sex, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada, provinces and territories; Statistics Canada. Table 37-10-0117-01 Educational attainment in the population aged 25 to 64, off-reserve Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and total population


Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Canadian Ambition: Eliminate gender-based violence and harassment

5.1.1

Target

Fewer women are victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault

Indicator

Proportion of the population who self-reported being sexually assaulted in the last 12 months

Source: Statistics Canada. Survey of safety in public and private spaces

5.1.2

Target

Fewer women are victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault

Indicator

Proportion of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the last 12 months

Source: Statistics Canada. Survey of safety in public and private spaces

Canadian Ambition: Gender equality in leadership roles and at all levels of decision-making

5.2.1

Target

Greater representation of women in leadership roles

Indicator

Proportion of leadership roles held by women

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 37-10-0208-01 Canadian judges by selected demographic characteristics and sex; Statistics Canada. Table 10-10-0137-01 Representation of women and men elected to national Parliament and of ministers appointed to federal Cabinet; Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0335-01 Labour force characteristics by occupation, annual; Statistics Canada. Table 41-10-0048-01 Representation of men and women in First Nation band councils and Chiefs in First Nation communities by sex

Canadian Ambition: Canadians share responsibilities within households and families

5.3.1

Target

Equal sharing of parenting roles and family responsibilities

Indicator

Proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 45-10-0014-01 Daily average time spent in hours on various activities by age group and sex, 15 years and over, Canada and provinces


Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to drinking water and use it in a sustainable manner

6.1.1

Target

All of the long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve are to be resolved

Indicator

Number of long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves

Source: Indigenous Services Canada, Water in First Nations communities

6.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of municipalities across Canada with sustained drinking water advisories

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0209-01 Municipal owners of potable water assets by drinking water advisories that exceeded 15 days, urban and rural, and population size, Infrastructure Canada; Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0208-01 Public owners of potable water assets by drinking water advisories that exceeded 15 days, Infrastructure Canada; Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0192-01 Inventory of publicly owned potable water assets, Infrastructure Canada

6.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Water use growth rate

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0250-01 Physical flow account for water use (x 1,000)

6.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Water quality in Canadian rivers

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators "Water quality in Canadian rivers"

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Custom tabulation


Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Canadian Ambition: Canadians reduce their energy consumption

7.1.1

Target

By 2030, 600 petajoules of total annual energy savings will be achieved as a result of the adoption of energy efficiency codes, standards and practices from a baseline savings of 20.0 petajoules in 2017 to 2018

Indicator

Annual energy savings resulting from the adoption of energy efficiency codes, standards and practices

Source: Natural Resources Canada. Custom tabulation

7.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Total energy consumption per capita

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 25-10-0029-01 Supply and demand of primary and secondary energy in terajoules, annual; Statistics Canada. Table 25-10-0020-01 Electric power, annual generation by class of producer; Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01 Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to clean and renewable energy

7.3.1

Target

By 2030, 90%, and in the long term 100%, of Canada's electricity is generated from renewable and non-emitting sources

Indicator

Proportion of electricity generated from renewable and non-greenhouse gas emitting sources

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 25-10-0020-01 Electric power, annual generation by class of producer


Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to quality jobs

8.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Unemployment rate

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0327-01 Labour force characteristics by sex and detailed age group, annual; Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0393-01 Labour force characteristics, annual

8.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of employees earning less than 66% of the median hourly wage for permanent full-time employees

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation

8.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of youth not in education, employment or training

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 37-10-0196-01 Percentage of 15-to 29-year-olds in education and not in education by labour force status, highest level of education attained, age group and sex

8.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Rate of involuntary part-time work

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0029-01 Part-time employment by reason, annual (x 1,000)

Canadian Ambition: Canadians contribute to and benefit from sustainable economic growth

8.5.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Gross domestic product per capita

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 36-10-0222-01 Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, provincial and territorial, annual (x 1,000,000); Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01 Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex

8.6.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Jobs in the clean technology products sector

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation


Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Canadian Ambition: Canada fosters sustainable research and innovation

9.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of innovation in environment-related technology

Source: OECD Patent Database, derived from EPO's Worldwide Patent Statistical database

9.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Gross domestic expenditure on research and development intensity

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 27-10-0359-01 Total domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D) as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), Canada and provinces, and G-7 countries

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to modern and sustainable infrastructure

9.3.1

Target

By 2026, 98% Canadian homes and small businesses have access to Internet at speeds of 50 Mbps download / 10 Mbps upload, with the goal of connecting all Canadians to these speeds by 2030

Indicator

Proportion of households that have access to broadband Internet service at speeds of 50/10 Mbps

Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Communications Monitoring Report

9.4.1

Target

Improved access to the latest mobile wireless services

Indicator

Proportion of Canadians that have access to the latest generally deployed mobile wireless technology

Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Communications Monitoring Report

9.5.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of value-added from the production of infrastructure assets

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation

9.6.1

Target

By March 31, 2024, a total of 1,000 EV Chargers, 22 natural gas stations, and 15 hydrogen stations along major highways, freight corridors and key metropolitan centres are under development and completed

Indicator

Number of low carbon recharging and refueling stations under development and completed along major highways, and in rural and urban areas across Canada

Source: Natural Resources Canada. Custom tabulation

9.7.1

Target

By March 31, 2026, 20,000 chargers in public places, on-street, at apartment buildings, retail outlets, and the workplace are under development and completed

Indicator

Number of low carbon recharging and refueling stations under development and completed in public places, on-street, at apartment buildings, retail outlets, and the workplace

Source: Natural Resources Canada. Custom tabulation


Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Canadian Ambition: Canadians live free of discrimination and inequalities are reduced

10.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Gini Coefficient

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0134-01 Gini coefficients of adjusted market, total and after-tax income

10.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of the population reporting discrimination or unfair treatment

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation

10.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Median hourly wage ratio

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0340-01 Employee wages by occupation, annual; Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0370-01 Average hourly and weekly wages and average usual weekly hours by Indigenous group

10.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Median household after-tax income

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0190-01 Market income, government transfers, total income, income tax and after-tax income by economic family type


Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have access to quality housing

11.1.1

Target

Reduce chronic homelessness by at least 31% by March 2024

Indicator

Growth rate of people experiencing chronic homelessness

Source: Employment and Social Development Canada. Custom tabulation

11.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of households in core housing need

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 46-10-0046-01 Households living with housing problems, by selected housing-vulnerable populations and core housing need including adequacy, affordability and suitability standards

Canadian Ambition: Canadians live in healthy, accessible, and sustainable cities and communities

11.3.1

Target

Increase the percentage of Canadians living in areas where air pollutants concentrations are less or equal to the standards from 60% in 2005 to 85% in 2030

Indicator

Percentage of the population living in areas where air pollutants concentrations are less or equal to the 2020 Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators “Population exposure to outdoor air pollutants”

Sources: Environment and Climate Change Canada. Air Quality Research Division; Health Canada. Air Health Effects Assessment Division

11.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of the population living within 500 meters of a public transport stop

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 23-10-0286-01 Proximity to Public Transportation in Canada's Metropolitan Cities, and related Commuting Data

11.5.1

Target

By 2030, 22% of commuters adopt shared or active transportation

Indicator

Percentage of the population using shared or active transportation for commuting

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 23-10-0286-01 Proximity to Public Transportation in Canada's Metropolitan Cities, and related Commuting Data

11.6.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Total waste disposal per capita

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0032-01 Disposal of waste, by source; Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01 Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex

11.7.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Percentage of the population aged 12 and over who reported their sense of belonging to their local community as being very strong or somewhat strong

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 13-10-0096-01 Health characteristics, annual estimates


Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Canadian Ambition: Canadians consume in a sustainable manner

12.1.1

Target

Zero-emission vehicles represent 10% of new light duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040

Indicator

Proportion of new light duty vehicle registrations that are zero-emission vehicles

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0021-01 New motor vehicle registrations

12.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of businesses that adopted selected environmental protection activities and management practices

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0132-01 Environmental protection activities by industry; Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0137-01 Environmental Management Practices by industry

12.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Total waste diversion per capita

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 38-10-0138-01 Waste materials diverted, by type and by source; Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0005-01 Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex


Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Canadian Ambition: Canadians reduce their greenhouse gas emissions

13.1.1

Target

By 2030, reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45%, relative to 2005 emission levels. By 2050, achieve economy-wide net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Indicator

Greenhouse gas emissions

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators “Greenhouse gas emissions”

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada's National Inventory Report 1990-2019: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada

Canadian Ambition: Canadians are well-equipped and resilient to face the effects of climate change

13.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Frequency of selected natural disasters

Source: Public Safety Canada. Canadian Disaster Database

13.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of municipal organizations who factored climate change adaptation into decision-making processes

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0277-01 Count of municipal organizations who factored climate change adaptation into decision-making process, by core infrastructure assets, by urban and rural, and population size, Infrastructure Canada; Statistics Canada. Table 34-10-0261-01 Municipal ownership of core infrastructure assets, by urban and rural, and population size, Infrastructure Canada


Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Canadian Ambition: Canada protects and conserves marine areas and sustainably manages ocean fish stocks

14.1.1

Target

Conserve 25% of Canada's oceans by 2025, working towards 30% by 2030

Indicator

Proportion of marine and coastal areas conserved

Note:corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators "Canada's conserved areas"

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada. Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database

14.2.1

Target

By 2023, major fish and invertebrate stocks are managed and harvested at levels considered to be sustainable, from a baseline of 96% in 2016

Indicator

Proportion of fish stocks that are sustainably harvested

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators "Sustainable fish harvest"

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Sustainability Survey for Fisheries


Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Canadian Ambition: Canada ensures all species have healthy and viable populations

15.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of native wild species ranked secure or apparently secure according to the national extinction risk level

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators “Status of wild species”

Source: Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council (2016) Wild Species 2015: The General Status of Species in Canada, National General Status Working Group

15.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of species at risk showing progress towards their population and distribution objectives

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators “Species at risk population trends”

Sources: Environment and Climate Change Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Parks Canada; Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada Secretariat

Canadian Ambition: Canada conserves and restores ecosystems and habitat

15.3.1

Target

Conserve 25% of Canada's land by 2025, working towards 30% by 2030

Indicator

Proportion of terrestrial (land and freshwater) areas conserved

Note: corresponds to the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators "Canada's conserved areas"

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada. Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database

Canadian Ambition: Canada sustainably manages forests, lakes and rivers

15.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of the forest area under an independently verified forest management certification scheme

Sources: Forest Products Association of Canada; Canada’s National Forest Inventory

15.5.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Forest area as a proportion of total land area

Source: Canada’s National Forest Inventory


Goal 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Canadian Ambition: Canadians are safe and secure, in person and online

16.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of Canadians who reported feeling safe walking alone in their neighborhood after dark

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation

16.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Crime severity index

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0026-01 Crime severity index and weighted clearance rates, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas

16.3.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Incidence of selected types of crime

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0177-01 Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas

16.4.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Incidence of cybercrime

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0001-01 Police-reported cybercrime, by cyber-related violation, Canada (selected police services); Statistics Canada. Table 22-10-0076-01 Types of cyber security incidents that impact enterprises by industry and size of enterprise

Canadian Ambition: Canadians have equal access to justiceNote 

16.5.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Criminal Court case completion time

Sources: Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0029-01 Adult criminal courts, cases by median elapsed time in days; Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0040-01 Youth courts, cases by median elapsed time in days

16.6.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Incarceration rate

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 35-10-0154-01 Average counts of adults in provincial and territorial correctional programs

Note 1

Civil Justice is an important component of the Canadian Ambition, Equal access to justice as Canadians' ability to access civil justice impacts their lives materially. Relevant civil justice data is currently being collected by Statistics Canada and will be released in 2022.

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Canadian Ambition: Canadians are supported by effective, accountable, and transparent institutions

16.7.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Proportion of the population with high levels of confidence in selected institutions

Source: Statistics Canada. Custom tabulation


Goal 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Canadian Ambition: Canada fosters collaboration and partnerships to advance the SDGs

17.1.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Number of open datasets published by the Government of Canada

Source: Open Government Analytics

17.2.1

Target

No specific target

Indicator

Total official support for sustainable development

Source: Global Affairs Canada. Statistical report on international assistance


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