The EDI is a short questionnaire completed by kindergarten teachers across Canada and internationally which measures children’s ability to meet age appropriate developmental expectations.

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News & Events

Ontario Early Years and Child Care report features EDI

The Ontario government has released its annual Early Years and Child Care report and for the second year it features EDI data.


The state of early child development in Canada

A group of researchers from the University of Manitoba, McMaster University, and the University of British Columbia have written a discussion paper for the Public Health Agency of Canada on the current state and future direction of early child development in Canada.

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Latest Reports

Poverty and early childhood outcomes

June 17, 2019

The rate of poverty in Canada is dropping. From 2016 to 2017 the percentage of the population living below Canada’s Official Poverty Line went from 10.6% to 9.5%.


How does a parent’s chronic illness impact their child?

April 24, 2019

Chronic physical illnesses are complex, lengthy, and difficult to treat. People dealing with this type of illness often experience impaired physical and social functioning, as well as reduced well-being. Because of these issues, the impact of a physical illness often reaches beyond an individual to his or her immediate family.

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1,393,531

Completed EDIs

The EDI information collected for five-year-old children in Canada since 2004

12 of 13

Provinces & territories

Canadian provinces and territories EDI has been implemented in

27%

Of children vulnerable

The number of children vulnerable in at least one developmental domain

34%

20%


Males
vulnerable

Females
vulnerable


The number of children vulnerable in at least one developmental domain by gender

Global Reach

Countries in which the EDI
has been implemented: