Edmonton & Calgary—the Family-Friendly Cities

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Canada’s report card was released today and placed Edmonton and Calgary in the top five family-friendly cities in the country, out of 33 large cities. The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) gave the cities A+ marks for having the most family-friendly attributes, along with Vancouver, Kitchener and Guelph, Ontario. Every five years the organization reexamines Canadian cities to see if they have improved or not.

Some of the qualities that were analyzed include community feel, parks, bike paths, community centres, the proportion of longtime residents, how many give to charity and homicide rates. As well, the report identified the number of provincially funded schools, cost of living, home ownership rates, average mortgage payments, unemployment rate, taxes and population growth. Under these criteria, it seems as though Edmonton and Calgary scored the higher rankings.

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To read more about the family-friendly report, check out the Montreal Gazette.